Community gardens are a way for people to grow their own food, in a central area, alongside their neighbors. They can include individual garden beds that are cared for by individual families (or groups of people) or collective growing areas where all who participate share in the harvest. At FRESH, there is an emphasis on the community in community gardens; as a result of our expansive definition of health as inclusive of social cohesion, empowerment and shared learning.
We currently have three community gardens here in New London. One is one the corner of Mercer and Williams, the second is on Ledyard, near the intersection with Vauxhall, and the third is on the corner of McDonald and Connecticut Ave.
All our community garden beds are taken for the 2021 growing season!
For more detailed information, including our community garden rules, click HERE