The Garden Club of Hartford (GCH) and The City of Hartford’s Department of Public Works (DPW) are working together to host a multi-part biodiversity training for City employees. Held in Hartford’s 693-acre Keney Park, the course melds practical tips on managing invasive species, stormwater mitigation and pedestrian traffic with the historical context of Frederick Law Olmsted’s design vision. The series features speakers from The Environmental Learning Centers of CT and peer-to-peer exchange among City staff, guest lecturers, and GCH members.
For more information on GCH’s activities in Keney Park, including a design competition, plant identification guide, original Olmsted brothers list of trees and shrubs, and statement from Tom Baptist, Superintendent of DPW, click here.
This project is part of GCH’s long history of civic engagement. Founded in 1916, the group advances public knowledge of horticulture, conservation, and flower design, and has an extensive timeline of projects, detailed here.