Please join us in building momentum for food justice and sustaining green spaces in New London, at FRESH’s First Annual Garden Walk for Food Justice!
To learn about the levels of sponsorship, please click HERE
On September 17th, 2022, FRESH will host a fundraising event that invites the community to walk between five of our garden sites in New London – viewing all the different ways FRESH grows food in our city. From snack beds to the large urban farm, walkers will see innovative urban farming techniques and get to sample seasonal crops from each. And since they will collect pledges for each garden they visit, participants will be a part of sustaining them for the future. And of course, we’ll host a party at the end of the walk and fire up the pizza oven.
We are looking for local businesses to sponsor the event. All sponsors will be featured on the FRESH’s website and the event’s marketing materials. Sponsors of $1000 or above will be recognized with a large hand painted sign at the event, with their logo on the event poster, and be offered the opportunity to give out materials at one of the garden stops. Those who contribute $250 and above will have an ad featured in the walking guide that will be given to each registered participant.
FRESH’s vision is a New London full of public green spaces and fresh food growing everywhere! We are committed to changing our local food system and ensuring the right of everyone to access food with dignity. We build and sustain community gardens and urban growing spaces throughout the city, employ young people to develop leadership and employment skills, and work with community members, and organizations to reduce systemic barriers. Strong relationships are key to our work to create and sustain a healthy community for all, one that is centered on the joys, needs, and wants of Black, Brown, and Indigenous people and working-class families. We are organizing this fundraiser to grow our capacity.