News & Events

Live Seed Bank Initiative for Pollinator Health

Please join us for the Live Seed Bank Initiative for Pollinator Health, the second in the Darien Pollinator Pathway’s “Conservation and Conversation” series.

January 23, 6.30pm
Gardener’s Center and Florist
1396 Boston Post Road, Darien

Dina Brewster, of the Hickories Farm, Ridgefield, and Executive Director of CT NOFA (Northeast Organic Farming Association) will explain the work being undertaken by organic farms and pollinator pathways to create a supply of CT native plants to help restore insect and pollinator habitat and support our local food supply. Please register here to learn, network and enjoy a delicious selection of wines and appetizers!

Sponsored By: Darien Pollinator Pathway, The Gardener’s Center and Florist, Darien Land Trust, Darien Nature Center, Garden Club of Darien and Darien Library.

BBC: How trees secretly talk to each other

Trees talk and share resources right under our feet, using a fungal network nicknamed the Wood Wide Web. Some plants use the system to support their offspring, while others hijack it to sabotage their rivals. Watch the video below!




Film Screening: “The Biggest Little Farm”

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 7:00 pm – 8:45 pm Darien Library Community Room. (2018) Starring Molly Chester, John Chester; Rated PG for mild thematic elements; 91 minutes; Presented with Captions for the hearing impaired.

A documentarian and his wife attempt to establish a farm outside LA while facing wildfires, pests and predators.

For more information, please watch the film’s trailer.

Co-Sponsored with The Darien Pollinator Pathway, The Darien Land Trust, The Darien Nature Center, Garden Club of Darien & Planet New Canaan. Learn more

Before the Flood

Film Screening & Discussion: “Before the Flood”

Wednesday, November 13, 2019
7:00 pm – 8:45 pm
Darien Library, Community Room

(2016) From Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Fisher Stevens, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Ki-moon Ban (the eighth Secretary-General of the United Nations), Alejandro G. Iñárritu; Rated PG for thematic elements, some nude and suggestive art images, language and brief smoking; 96 Minutes; Presented with captions for the hearing impaired.

Actor Leonardo DiCaprio meets with scientists, activists and world leaders to discuss the dangers of climate change and possible solutions.

For more information, please click here for the film’s trailer.

Co-Sponsored with The Darien Land Trust and The Darien Nature Center.

Annual Meeting 2019

Please join us for our 2019 Annual Meeting, held on Sunday, November 17th at 5p.m., at Wee Burn Country Club.

Jillian Bell from the CT Audubon Society will be our keynote speaker, sharing her knowledge about the  Important Bird Areas (IBA’s) program and also touching on the importance of DLT properties to birds. CT ranks sixth in the U.S. in terms of bird watching interest!

Refreshments and drinks will be available after the meeting.

Farm To Table Thank You

Thank you to everyone who joined us for our 5th Annual Farm to Table Dinner on Saturday night!


Another sold-out event, 250 guests enjoyed cocktails, dinner and dancing with live music in our beautifully preserved meadow – Waterbury Field.

This special evening is our way of thanking our loyal supporters and celebrating the nearly 220 acres of land that the Darien Land Trust preserves and protects for our community.

A big thank you to Co-Chairs Michelle Imbrogno and Amy Sarbinowski, and to our executive Director Elizabeth Harmon, Committee Members Janet Cling, Elizabeth Mathus and Nina Miller for their amazing work!

Darien Land Trust’s 5th Annual Farm to Table Dinner

The Darien Land Trust invites you to the 5th Annual Farm to Table Dinner on Saturday, August 24, 2019, at Waterbury Field. Cocktails will be served at 6:00 p.m. and the al fresco dinner begins at 7:00 p.m. and it is BYOB (Rain Date: Sunday, August 25).

Waterbury Field is located in Darien, and parking is at Wee Burn Country Club, 410 Hollow Tree Ridge Road.

A locally sourced, creative New England menu offered by Tim LeBant Events of Schoolhouse at Cannondale will be served under twinkling lights at long tables in Waterbury Field. To purchase your wine for the dinner, please visit our sponsor, Wineport of Darien, located in the Goodwives Shopping Center. Recommended wine pairings will be announced along with the menu prior to the event.

The cost is $150.00 per person. Last year, this event drew 250 guests to celebrate the DLT’s contribution to the community with cocktails, dinner, and dancing to live music. Tickets sold out fast, so be sure to secure your tickets as soon as possible by filling out the form below. Your information is transmitted and processed securely via Stripe.

Water Conservation Survey

Click here for a brief survey that assesses residential water usage and offers tips on how to reduce consumption. It was developed by Nisha Nalawade, a senior at DHS who, through UCONN’s Conservation Training Partnership (CTP) Program, is working with the Darien Advisory Committee on Sustainability this summer. Nisha’s project will help the town in its application to become certified through Sustainable CT. Please take a moment to complete the survey (one time only, please) to provide data for her research. Thank you!

Trails Discovery Day 2019

Sunday, May 19th, 2019
11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Selleck’s and Dunlap Woods

The Darien Land Trust and The Friends of Selleck’s Woods invites you to a Free and Fun Family Event in the woods for all ages to reconnect with nature and learn about Darien trails! Plenty of parking at the end of Parkland Drive.



Activities include:

  • Adventure Land with a zipline, rope bridge, stump walk and archery
  • Nature trails with an interactive guided trail map
  • Gnomes & Fairies in the Miniature Village
  • Animals, amphibians and other creatures of the lake
  • Face Painting
  • Kids Crafts
  • Ringside Grill Food Truck will be on location selling hamburgers, hot dogs and drinks


(GPS 3 Parklands Dr)
Head towards Norwalk on the Post Road, turn right at Trader Joes/Rory’s on to Kings Hwy North. Immediately after you go over I-95, turn right onto Parklands Drive and continue past thebuildings to the entrance of the woods.


Panel Discussion: Sea Level Rise in LI Sound Communities

Thursday, April 4th, 2019
6:30 p.m.
Darien Library, Community Room

Save the Sound, Darien Land Trust & Darien Library invite you to:


Our panel of experts will discuss climate change and the ramifications of sea level rise, and answer your questions on coastal erosion, property value decline, loss of coastal habitats, and potential loss of life due to flooding.

Moderated by Curt Johnson, President of Connecticut Fund for the Environment/Save the Sound, the panel includes:

  • David Sutherland – Dir. of Govt. Relations, The Nature Conservancy
  • Rebecca French – Director of Resilience, CT Department of Housing
  • James O’Donnell – CT Institute for Resilience & Climate Adaptation

Wine and snacks will be provided by the Darien Library. The event is free and open to the public, but seating is limited. Please sign up below to let us know you’re coming by RSVP-ing via the link below.