A Garden with a Purpose
The Common Good Gardens mission is to grow and deliver fresh vegetables and fruits to people in need, to improve the nutritional quality of food available to the needy, and to educate the public about gardening by, including but not limited to, sharing gardening expertise and providing hands-on experiences.
Common Good Gardens: Growing Food for People in Need.
The all-volunteer gardens were founded in 2002 by passionate gardeners who wanted to benefit others by providing fresh, naturally grown fruits, vegetables and herbs for those in need on the shoreline. Dedicated gardeners, drivers, farm stands, and the Grace Episcopal Church make this all possible. Our produce, along with donations from farm stands, is delivered weekly to the Shoreline Soup Kitchens & Pantries for distribution. The Common Good Gardens, located behind the Grace Episcopal Church in Old Saybrook, Connecticut, is dedicated to the common good.
The Garden Today
The Common Good Gardens remains true to the founder's vision, is a vibrant and ever-evolving place. Gardening practices are developed and refined by the most current and qualified information available. The Ways We Do Things are refreshed by the ideas and energies of our new and veteran volunteers. The Common Good Gardens is a learning place – a place to grow in and with.
How We Have Grown?
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