Our edible community garden complements our other initiatives and reinforces our deeper commitment to sustainable agriculture and the local food movement within an urban environment. Our 41 raised garden beds measuring 12' x 4' were built by volunteers using donated materials, serve as a site for production, education, and community gardening.
We follow organic farming practices and are proud to harvest more than 500 pounds of produce annually. The Garden provides herbs, flowers, and produce for use in the Firebox restaurant, in The Kitchen and Café, and in cooking classes, and creates learning opportunities in Earth Science and Math. It is a valuable tool for conveying lessons about hard work within a context of recreation, exercise, and community spirit.
To request a garden plot or for more information, please contact Trudi Lebron, Associate Director of Community & Youth Programs at (860) 548-9877 or send an e-mail to Bishar Issak the Garden Instructor.
Click here for an application to use our community garden.