What’s Happening at FRESH?
FRESH New London hosts multiple community gardens around the city of New London. We use food to connect the community, encourage stewardship, inspire leaders and incite change.
This Saturday, in honor of the 20th Anniversary of 9/11, the New London Dream Market has chosen the theme of Peace. This Saturday will provide all of us with an opportunity to participate in the act of turning guns into gardening tools! Goggles and gloves will be available to anyone who would like to participate inContinue reading “9/11 Market”
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 is hosting the Early Spring Plant sale this Saturday, April 24th from 10-12. Please sign up for a shopping time here. Below is a list of the crops we will have for sale! Kale: WinterBor Showing the best cold hardiness and the richest blue-green color. Curled leaves are highly ruffled with good mild flavor,Continue reading “Early Spring Plant Sale: What’s for sale?”
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 third panel about Housing Equity is on Wednesday, April 28th @ 7pm and features multiple panelists, organized by our intern Makeeda! Please register using this link. Bring a friend and we’llContinue reading “Housing Equity Panel hosted by HIC: Wednesday, April 28”
Save the date for our annual spring plant sale! We will be selling locally and organically grown plant sprouts at our Mercer St garden on Saturday, April 24th from 10am until noon. Sign up HERE for your shopping time. For everyone’s safety, we will be limiting the number of shoppers to 20 at a time. AllContinue reading “Annual Spring Plant Sale: April 24th!”
We will be hosting regular volunteer work days starting this Saturday, April 10th from 10am-12pm at Mercer St. Sign up to volunteer with us this weekend here. We will be seeding, building beds and preparing for our spring plant sale. Must wear a mask and maintain safe distancing for public health and safety! Location mayContinue reading “Saturday Work Days Begin April 10th!”
Para registrarte para una parcela, haz un clic aquí. Disponibles en los jardines de Mercer St, MacDonald Park y Ledyard St. Para registrarte para las cajas de comida, haz un clic aquí. Si vivas en New London y está una parte de una familia de ingresos bajos, puedes calificar para tarifa reducida- haz un clicContinue reading “¿Qué está pasando en FRESH? What’s Happening at FRESH?”
Are you between the ages of 13-17, live in the New London area and are interested in learning about food justice with us? We are accepting applications for our youth program! Applications are due March 31st and there is limited space. Sign up here!
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”
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!”
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”
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”
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”
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!”
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”
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?”
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”
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”
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Thanks to the generosity of the Sustainable CT Community Match Fund, donations to FRESH are double through May 15! FRESH usually grows food with the community but during the COVID-19 crisis– and in the months after– we need to think a little differently. Our new plan is to get people what they need to grow theirContinue reading “Double Your Dollars: Contribute Today”
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Write to us: PO Box 285, New London, CT 06320