There is strength in numbers. That was one of the messages delivered Thursday by Dan Levinson, co-founder of Green Village Initiative (GVI), at the Sherwood Island Nature Center. GVI works to provide funding, staff, support and partnership to individuals and groups committed to environmental and community action in town.
GVI has played a role in, among other things, banning plastic bags in Westport; creating a garden at Staples High School; constructing the Westport Senior Center garden; constructing three Ridgefield school gardens; creating a school garden at Fairfield Ludlowe High School and supporting the Westport Community Garden expansion. Its latest project however, is turning the Wakeman Farm property on Cross Highway into a the Wakeman Town Farm & Sustainability Center. It will be an organic demonstration homestead and farm open to the public.