This Wednesday at 7! Education Equity Panel hosted by HIC

Join the Health Improvement Collaborative of Southeastern Connecticut for our 2021 Panel Series on the impact of racism on our health, education, housing, and food system. The second panel about Education Equity is on March 24 @ 7pm and features multiple panelists, organized by our intern Makeeda! Please register using this link. Bring a friend and we’ll seeContinue reading “This Wednesday at 7! Education Equity Panel hosted by HIC”

FRESH is hiring a Farm and Project Manager!

Apply here! Overview FRESH New London builds momentum for food system change through local agriculture and youth empowerment in New London, CT. We use food to connect to the community, engage in self- and community healing, encourage leadership, inspire stewardship and incite change. Our work spans three different program areas that are strongest when theyContinue reading “FRESH is hiring a Farm and Project Manager!”

FRESH celebrates Black History Month

Happy Black History Month! FRESH recognizes that food justice cannot happen without racial justice in the United States. Learn more about Black farms in Connecticut and what you can do in New London to contribute to justice: Black landownership in the US has actually fallen since the early 20th century: “In 1910, at the heightContinue reading “FRESH celebrates Black History Month”

Racism as a Public Health issue: Wednesday, February 24th at 7pm

Join the Health Improvement Collaborative of Southeastern Connecticut for our 2021 Panel Series on the impact of racism on our health, education, housing, and food system. Our first panel is on February 24 @ 7pm and features Dr. Tekisha Everette and Sharon Lewis, organized by our intern Makeeda! Register using this link. Bring a friendContinue reading “Racism as a Public Health issue: Wednesday, February 24th at 7pm”

Local Business Gift Guide

With Christmas a little over a week away, FRESH wanted to spotlight some artists and businesses that are right here in our community. Now more than ever, small businesses and local makers need support to keep their dreams alive. And every dollar spent is an investment in their futures during these difficult times. Buying fromContinue reading “Local Business Gift Guide”

144 Envelopes Challenge!

We’re rolling out our collective fundraiser, the 144 Envelope Challenge, to raise $10,000. This is a chance for everyone to contribute to the movement for food justice in New London. No donation is too small with this fundraiser; that’s what makes it so great. Here’s how it works: We have 144 virtual envelopes numbered 1Continue reading “144 Envelopes Challenge!”

COVID-19: We Are All Farmer’s Now

Did you know? This is usually around the time we host our annual meeting. This year, we won’t be able to have our normal meeting, but we still want to share a recap of our year- virtually. Below is our 2020 annual report! We suggest ordering some takeout from a New London restaurant to enjoyContinue reading “COVID-19: We Are All Farmer’s Now”

What’s Happening at Cottage St?

Have you been walking down Cottage St recently and notice the new garden beds? It’s going to be FRESH’s newest site: The Cottage Street Urban Farm! FRESH first began growing on this parcel of land during the summer of 2019. This almost acre parcel was thickly overgrown when acquired by a local couple. During 2019,Continue reading “What’s Happening at Cottage St?”

Indigenous People’s Day

Join FRESH in celebrating Indigenous People’s Day by learning more about the Indigenous communities in Connecticut. The state-recognized sovereign nations in Connecticut are the Eastern Pequot, Golden Hill Paugussett, and Schaghticoke tribes with the Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan having federal recognition as well. However, despite recognition of sovereignty, these nations lost most of their landContinue reading “Indigenous People’s Day”

Edible New London Snack Beds

Have you harvested any cherry tomatoes from our snack beds? Maybe you’ve seen the brightly colored signs that read: Harvest Me! ¡Coséchame! while walking down Broad St. Snack Beds are a part of our Edible New London initiative, a larger food justice project for the New London area. In the most basic terms, snack bedsContinue reading “Edible New London Snack Beds”