D&R Greenway Land Trust and Princeton Adult School team up, in a partnership with Princeton Public Library, for a four-session lunch-and-learn series, Preserving Land Makes Centers for All. The four sessions will take place October 13, 20, 27 and November 3, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Johnson Education Center, 1 Preservation Place, Princeton. Bring a brown-bag lunch, soft drinks will be provided. Walking opportunities available at end of each session (one-hour talk, one-hour walk). Planned and organized by D&R Greenway President and CEO Linda Mead. For registration and fee info, please call 609-924-4646 or visit www.princetonadultschool.org
What would New York City be without Central Park? What would the Princeton region be without D&R Greenway? D&R Greenway has protected 20,000 acres in New Jersey, an area larger than the two smallest countries in the world (Monaco and Vatican City). Learn from D&R Greenway’s 27 years of experience why protecting land is so important for clean water, air and life, and hear the behind-the-scenes stories about the land and the local people who have preserved it.
“This is a new partnership with Princeton Adult School and the Princeton Public Library that allows us to reach out to a larger audience in our community. We want to show how the work that D&R Greenway does to preserve and care for land benefits the community in so many ways,” says Mead.
Thursday, October 13, Land for Life
Hear from experts about the medical, economic and spiritual reasons for having green space near the place where you live. Learn how community members can ensure these special places remain green.
Thursday, October 20, Preserving Princeton’s Last Large Estates
Linda Mead will tell the story of how neighbors and the community joined with D&R Greenway to turn two of Princeton’s largest estates, Coventry Farm and the former Robert Wood Johnson Estate, now known and enjoyed as Greenway Meadows, into public parks
Thursday, October 27, Urban Agriculture at Capital City Farm
Listen to the story of Capital City Farm from acquisition through remediation to the first growing season. End this session with a visit to Capital City Farm.
Thursday, November 3, A Greenbelt around Hopewell
Linda Mead will speak about the history of St. Michaels Farm Preserve and how more than 900 people came together with D&R Greenway to permanently protect the land and open it to the public as a community resource. End this session with a visit to St. Michaels Farm Preserve.
Join D&R Greenway’s celebration of 10 years at the Johnson Education Center! The programs offered at D&R Greenway’s Johnson Education Center help foster relationships and build a conservation ethic. To learn about more events, visit www.drgreenway.org.
D&R GREENWAY LAND TRUST IS IN ITS 27TH YEAR of preserving and protecting natural lands, farmlands and open spaces throughout central and southern New Jersey. Through continuous preservation and stewardship — caring for land and easements to ensure they remain protected and ecologically healthy in perpetuity — D&R Greenway nurtures a healthier and more diverse environment for people and wild species in seven counties. Accredited by the national Land Trust Accreditation Commission, D&R Greenway’s mission is to preserve and care for land and inspire a conservation ethic, now and for the future. Since its founding in 1989, D&R Greenway has permanently preserved close to 20,000 acres, an area 20 times the size of New York City’s Central Park, including 28 miles of trails open to the public.
The Johnson Education Center, a circa 1900 restored barn at One Preservation Place, Princeton, is D&R Greenway’s home. Through programs, art exhibits and related lectures, D&R Greenway inspires greater public commitment to safeguarding land.