Earth Day 2021!

Happy Earth Day! Since this year’s theme is Restore Our Earth, regenerative agriculture is a key discussion topic. But what happens when centuries old practices become trendy and white-washed? We wanted to uplift two articles that focus on Black and Indigenous farmers who have been at the forefront of regenerative agriculture. Decolonizing Regenerative Agriculture: AnContinue reading “Earth Day 2021!”

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”

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”