Community Education

Group gathers for yard walk

The purpose of CFC's Community Education Committee is to inspire and equip local residents to lead environmentally friendly lives. We are a community resource helping homeowners to make simple changes in daily activities that will allow them to exist seamlessly in a healthy natural environment. We are especially involved in home landscaping. Community Education develops and delivers programs and materials that involve many aspects of connecting people with nature.

If you are looking for a program for your organization, you can see what we offer on our For Groups page. Our community programs for 2019 are:

A Morning with Rachel Carson

Saturday, April 13, 2019

Leslie Goddard, Actress and Scholar

Providing a portrayal of an influential and important woman from the past, this presentation is significant to environmental issues today. Imagine having a conversation with Rachel Carson, scientist and author of Silent Spring, about what led her to write this seminal wake-up call about the dangers of the pesticide DDT and the process to get Congress to ban it. This program is entertaining as well as informative.

Leslie is an award-winning actress and scholar who has been performing historical characters for over 10 years. She holds a PhD from Northwestern University in American Studies and US History as well as a Masters degree in theater.

RSVP 847-382-SAVE (7283) or send an email to

Please provide your name, phone number & program name.
Program begins at 10:00 a.m. and ends by 11:30. Come for coffee, conversation and handouts at 9:30. CFC members attend free as a benefit of membership. Program fee is $10 for non-members.

Program will be held at the Barrington Village Hall at 200 South Hough Street in Barrington. Convenient free parking in lot behind the building.