Where abandoned houses once stood, residents are planting new life in community gardens. Urban farming has been such a success in New Haven that now, there is a new effort to help the gardens grow.
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The ground has been tilled and soil samples taken at the Robert R. Johnston Community Garden in Putnam in preparation for a May 11 opening day. The garden features 10 raised beds, two handicapped accessible beds, and space for several other plots. According to Putnam Director of Economic Development Delpha Very, residents can determine the
The vacant lot at 77-127 Garden St., Bridgeport, behind the parking lots for the Homes for the Brave and Mercy Learning Center on Park Avenue, will be turned into a park and community garden using a $171,500 Open Space and Watershed Land Acquisition grant. For more on this story, visit: Bridgeport parcel becoming community garden
During a recent chilly evening at the community garden next door to the Chabaso Bakery Factory at 360 James St., Georgina Catelan and Ladie Gomez are hard at work weeding and trimming crops. Meanwhile, their daughters, from toddler to preteen, run along rows of tomato and cilantro plants. Regular participants in the Fair Haven Community
The Connecticut Post recently did a piece on Public Allies’ Bridgeport Beautifies Program that was followed up by a “Thumbs Up” editorial. The article mistakenly listed the City of Bridgeport Office of Neighborhood coordinator Angie Staltaro as running the community garden initiative, who was inaccurately quoted as stating that the garden program as well as