City Farm and Gardening

Where our food begins! The benefits of growing your own food are boundless — fresh, delicious, healthy vegetables and fruits, being outdoors in nature, working with other like-minded gardeners of all ages and backgrounds, learning something new, getting kids engaged and busy, improving the appearance of our streets and neighborhoods, building friendships and a sense of pride in your community… wow!  It doesn’t get much better than that!

There are many opportunities in New Haven for you to get involved and learn about growing food for yourself and your community. The New Haven Food Policy Council’s Urban Agriculture Working Group is a great way to get started. Currently, the Urban Agriculture Working Group is addressing programs and policies that support community and backyard gardens, urban food business, and school gardens. To learn more about what the Urban Agriculture Working Group is working on right now, check out the group’s Meeting Minutes. Click here to find out when the next Urban Agricultural Working Group meeting takes place, or check out one of the links below to get involved.

New Haven Land Trust

Yale Sustainable Food Project

CT Ag Extension Station & Office – New Haven

CT Northeast Organic Farming Assocation (CT NOFA)

CT Community Gardening Association

 

 

 

 

2 Responses

  1. Keren Cazary

    July 12, 2013 1:55 pm

    I am interested in a community garden- I understand there may some spots left at Little Red Hen.
    Thanks for your response

    • Caty Poole

      October 31, 2013 1:21 pm

      So sorry for the delay in response. We had a gap in blog management. But if you haven’t already found a location, please check with members of the New Haven Land Trust for spots available at community gardens and where they may need folks: http://www.newhavenlandtrust.org/new_haven_land_trust_community_garden.php People often reserve a spot in a garden but then get busy in the middle of the season, leaving the garden needing participation. Good luck!