Cannon Grange, Wilton\u2019s oldest community organization, is launching \u201cThe Grange Exchange,\u201d a free swap shop of heirloom gardening and nature books, plants and seeds. Cannon Grange has been educating and advocating for best practices and broad opportunities in local agriculture since its founding in the late 1800s. Although its membership has evolved from big agriculture to backyard farming and gardening, its mission remains the same: to support the community, with a focus on conserving our natural resources, being good stewards of our environment and supporting local, regenerative and sustainable agriculture. Dearta Fusaro, Cannon Grange\u2019s president, notes that the \u201ccommunity has shown great resilience during the COVID-19 pandemic,\u201d and a sharper appreciation of the vital roles farming, food and nutrition play in maintaining healthy immunity. She contends that people are more sensitive to where our food comes from and how it\u2019s grown and more families are starting or expanding gardens. There\u2019s a need for plant material and knowledge, and community connection - needs our new \u201cGrange Exchange\u201d will help meet. The \u201cGrange Exchange\u201d can be found in front of the historic Cannon Grange Hall at 25 Cannon Road in Wilton, by the Cannondale Metro-North station. The opening ceremony for the Grange Exchange will be on Sunday, June 6,, at 1 p.m. in front of Cannon Grange Hall, during the Grange\u2019s local crafts fair. \u201cWe hope this new community effort will become a spot where folks can drop-off their extra books, plants and seeds for others, as well as pick up a few items that help with own their gardening and food growing projects. The best seeds are local seeds,\u201d Fusaro said. Cannon Grange is also known for its much anticipated annual agricultural fair, to be held this year, 2021, on Sunday, Aug. 29. Cannon Grange welcomes new members. Contact the organization on www.cannongrange.org, Facebook at Cannon Grange 152, or Instagram at (@thegrangeexchange).