Growing Food

FRESH reclaims urban spaces as farms and gardens. We test soil and build raised beds. Growing food in the city offsets the community’s basic needs while inspiring them to grow their own.

Each of our gardens sites throughout New London are on the map below! Be sure to be respectful of community garden beds at each location. If you are interested in renting a bed, email

Mercer St
Our Urban Farm and Education Center includes a large unheated greenhouse, a pavilion that we use as an outdoor classroom and event space, a brick oven, community garden beds, snack beds and fruit trees!

McDonald Park
FRESH began redeveloping this quarter-acre city park as a community garden and green space in 2017. Now, it boasts fruit trees, berry bushes, community garden beds and a play area. 

Ledyard St
This pocket park is owned by the Community Land Trust. We built 16 garden beds here in 2019, erected a small three-season green house and put in snack beds.

The school gardens at Winthrop Elementary provide hands on learning to students and fresh food to staff, families and kids! The school has a science and technology focus, so the heated greenhouse is a living laboratory for the young people! 

127 Hempstead
These garden plots are tended by residents of the 100 unit public housing development for elderly and disabled community members. FRESH checks in on these beds, and the gardeners and helps out with soil, advice and end of the season cleanup! 

Cottage St
This dramatic terraced property belongs to friends and collaborators of FRESH New London. They imagine beehives, rainwater catchment, solar power generation, fruit trees and FRESH grown crops. We began partnering with them in 2019, so watch this space for the dream to slowly become a reality!  

Call us: 860-574-9006


Visit our office: 26 Broad Street, New London, CT 06320

Be sure to include PO Box 285 in mailings to FRESH