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.