For nearly 2 decades, Lou Weinberg has helped “grow” the Westport Community Gardens.
Each year, over 100 residents — 90-year-olds, young kids, and everyone in between — raise vegetables, fruits, flowers and herbs on land just south of Long Lots Elementary School.
It’s a magical place. Now it’s ringed by the Long Lots Preserve — a home for native plants and wildlife, and an important part of the Fairfield County’s pollinator pathway.
This summer though, the Gardens and Preserve are threatened by possible renovation of the school.
The other day at the Westport Library, I spoke with Lou about his projects.
Quietly but with urgent passion, he talked about what he does, why he does it, and why it’s crucially important: for our town today, and the generations that will follow.
Click below for our “ground-breaking” conversation.