Built by volunteers and sustained by members of the community, the sanctuary’s thirty garden beds are a sight to behold. Working with the non-profit group, Real Food CT, the beds are in full production, overflowing with organic fruits, vegetables and berries that will be donated to food insecure families. And the best part? Over 3,000 pounds of produce in 2021 was harvested and donated to food insecure and animal sanctuaries. Plus, our pollinator friends LOVE the organic flowers! The sanctuary gardens are truly a collaborative success helping humans, animals and the environment.
Housed within the sanctuary community gardens, is our official Monarch Waystation. The monarch butterfly is the only butterfly known to make a two-way migration as birds do. Since monarchs cannot survive the cold winters of northern climates, they must travel south for the winter. Using a combination of air currents and thermals to travel long distances, some fly as far as 3,000 miles to reach their winter home in Mexico.
By creating, conserving and protecting monarch habitats, the sanctuary is doing our part to help these beauties survive their migration and thrive in the natural world.
Learn more about Monarch Waystations at: https://monarchwatch.org/waystations/