Posts Tagged ‘ community gardens ’

NeighborWorks News: How to Create a Community Garden

Sep 3rd, 2012 | By

We couldn’t resist including this wonderful last piece in our community gardening series. Thanks to all who sent in entries and to all those who work on gardens across the country. By Bob Halstead Founder, Bridgeport Urban Gardens Photo courtesy of The Housing Development Fund, Inc. (HDF) I’ve had 30 years of experience building community

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Study to look at green spaces’ effects on crime in New Haven

Jun 7th, 2012 | By

Stacey Maples wants to see if there’s safety in, well, maples. For the next few months, the Yale University data mapping expert and a cross-section of groups from around the city will crunch numbers involving crime and local green spaces. The idea is to learn whether the presence of a community garden, a park or

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Nonprofit planting the seed for community farm in New Haven’s Fair Haven neighborhood (with video)

Jan 20th, 2012 | By

Don’t let the cold and frost at Quinnipiac River Park fool you: Rebecca Kline is planting the seeds of public support there for a community farm that could feed 250 people someday. Kline, director of the nonprofit group New Haven Farms, envisions fruit trees, berry bushes and rows of spinach, kale and cilantro — all

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First Day 2011 features Polar Plunge to benefit community gardens, parks and more

Dec 30th, 2010 | By

Celebrate First Day 2011 with the New Haven Land Trust and the Elm City Parks Conservancy from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan 1, featuring the 11th annual Polar Plunge to benefit parks, community gardens, and environmental groups.

Rell Announces $10.4 Million in Grants For Open Space

Oct 17th, 2010 | By

Connecticut Gov. M. Jodi Rell has announced that state grants of $10.4 million in grants will preserve more than 2,700 acres of open space in 35 cities and towns across the state.