Let Lachat Thrive!

Let Lachat Thrive!

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Ruth Israely started this petition to Connecticut Attorney General and

We, the undersigned, believe that the 42-acre Lachat Town Farm in Weston plays a vital role in connecting people to nature and to one another.  This bond has been formed over the past 10 years as the Friends of Lachat, Inc., and the Lachat Town Farm Commission have worked tirelessly to save and restore the farmhouse and historic barns, remove invasive species, plant new gardens, and create programs and events to draw people to the Farm to learn about sustainable agriculture, beekeeping, composting, organic gardening, and other initiatives related to the Farm’s mission of education and community engagement.  

Moreover, these volunteers help to fulfill the Farm’s mission of offering “spiritual refreshment” through “Music in the Meadow” concerts, tai chi and yoga classes, community gardening, Little Farmhands summer programs, and a wealth of other creative offerings.  The Farm draws residents of all ages and has become a place where Westonites can meet, learn, and experience nature, whether at a class or in a meadow, while leaving the technological world behind.  


The Farm is supported entirely by donations and fees from activities and is not a line item in the Town budget. Similarly, the new educational center at the Farm will be constructed with private donations and will be sustained by the Farm’s Maintenance Fund, donations, and fees.


We urge the Attorney General and all local commissions and boards with oversight of the property to affirm the Commission’s ability to offer these events, with appropriate traffic and sound controls to address any valid concerns of neighbors. We further ask that these entities expeditiously review and approve plans for the new educational center at the Farm.  


The hundreds of local volunteers who work to improve the Farm, offer programs and events, and conduct outreach to thousands of Weston residents are helping to fulfill Leon Lachat’s dream of a true Town Farm.  Please let us continue.

Sincerely,

The Citizens of Weston, Connecticut

 

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