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Come and garden with us
Fresh produce is a luxury the less fortunate can only dream about which is why the Common Good Gardens started in 2001.
The reasoning was and is: you can’t grow a tomato for every hungry person in the world but you can at least do it for your neighbors in need – as long as you have the will and the acreage.
The Common Good Gardens, a non-profit corporation, is located behind Grace Church on Main Street, Old Saybrook and is tended by volunteers who grow and deliver the produce to the five Shoreline Soup Kitchen pantries each week. In addition, volunteers pick up day-old vegetables and fruit from six farm stands and also deliver that produce to the pantries.
The garden is organic and employs a number of innovative techniques developed over the years to grow as much produce as possible. It would not be possible without the generosity of Grace Church and the corps of workers.
Volunteers hail from all the surrounding towns and are young and old, experienced gardeners and not. The gardening takes place in season on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday mornings to correspond to the times the pantries are open. Workers come when they can and stay as long as they want.
For information on volunteering, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 860-526-3459.
Donations may be sent to:
Common Good Gardens, PO Box 1224, Old Saybrook, CT 06475.