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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.

FRESH New London featured on CPTV! Highlights our youth artists!

Watch Chloe Murphy and Alicia McAvay talk about FRESH New London’s mission on this episode of Re:source:ful on CPTV! This episode also highlights the work that Aly Maderson Quinlog of Magik Press has been doing with two youth members of FRESH, Roodley Merilo and Perla Vazquez! Check out Roodley’s art installation at McDonald Park thisContinue reading “FRESH New London featured on CPTV! Highlights our youth artists!”

9/11 Market

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”

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!”

Housing Equity Panel hosted by HIC: Wednesday, April 28

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”

Join our Spring Youth Program!

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!

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”

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!”

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”


FRESH New London

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Write to us: PO Box 285, New London, CT 06320