CT Community Gardening Association
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September 23, 12:00PM - September 26, 2:00PM 2021

Come Join Us For:

2021 American Community Gardening Association Conference

The Landing at Hampton Marina (Hilton)
700 Settlers Landing Rd, Hampton, VA

Celebrate, share, and learn with community gardeners from across North America at ACGA's 2021 annual conference by the beach in historic Hampton, Virginia. This year's theme is "Gardening in Challenging Times."

Register Now


Knox Park

JULY 27-30, 2017

Come Join Us For:

38th Annual ACGA Educational Conference

Capital Community College, Hartford CT

For more information on this event,
check their website or please call:
Cordalie Benoit
Ct Community Gardening Association
(203) 770-0146


Knox Park

MARCH 2016

Come Join Us For:


- Information on Community Gardens In Connecticut

For more information on this event, please call:
Cordalie Benoit
Ct Community Gardening Association
(203) 770-0146

Knox Park

Tuesday, April 1, 2014 from 1 pm to 2pm

Knox Parks Foundation
75 Laurel Street, Hartford, CT

Come Join Us For:


- Information on Community Gardens In Connecticut

For more information on this event, please call:
Cordalie Benoit
Ct Community Gardening Association
(203) 770-0146

Knox Park

Urban Roots
Saturday, March 17, 2012 from Noon to 3pm
(snow date: Saturday Feb. 18, call (860) 212-8356 or click here for more info)
Berlin Peck Public Library
234 Kensington Road, Berlin, CT 06037
Come Join Us For:
- Gardening Advice / Community Discussion

- Books for sale
- Treats From The Garden
- Informaiton on Community Gardens In Connecticut

For more information on this event, please call:
Marty Sienko, President
Ct Community Gardening Association
(860) 212-8356

Knox Park Knox Parks Annual Community Garden Tour
Thursday August 19, 5:15 PM
Bus departs from the Niles Street community garden
Share a light meal, Musical entertainment by RSJ Band
For info contact Charmaine Craig:
Email: charmainec@knoxparks.org, Phone: 860-951-7694

2010 CT NOFA City Farm & Garden Tour
Saturday, August 7, 2010 ~ 10 am to 3 pm
New Haven, CT

Rain or shine ~ $20

Join us for a day exploring many of New Haven's private, community and school gardens, with a particular emphasis on vegetable gardens, edibles in the landscape, city poultry, and other aspects of agriculture found in New Haven. This is self-guided tour and you may visit as many of the gardens as you wish.

CT NOFA - PO Box 164 • Stevenson, CT 06491
For info contact: Phone: (203) 888-5146
Email: ctnofa@ctnofa.org

City of Milford, CT Milford Library Spring Lecture Series
Milford Public Library,
New Haven Avenue.

All lectures are free
2010 Library Spring Gardening Lectures
For more information, please call 783-3307.
CT Community Gardening CT Community Gardening Annual Meeting
The Value of a Community Garden: to a Family,
the Community and the Environment

Wednesday, March 10, 2010, 6:30 to 8:30 PM
UConn New Haven County Extension Office
305 Skiff Street, North Haven

Call Cordalie Benoit @ 203-770-0146
2010 CCGA Annual Meeting Brochure
CT NOFA’s 28 Annual Conference
Sustaining Connecticut: Growing Local,
Eating Healthier, Living Smarter

Saturday, March 6, 2010, 6:30 to 8:30 PM
Manchester Community College, Manchester, CT
For info visit: www.ctnofa.org
Seal of the City of Bridgeport Bridgeport Community Land Trust Fall Fundraiser
Collards and Bluegrass
Saturday, November 28th 2009, 6:30 pm
55 Sterling Place
Brooklawn Section of Bridgeport

RSVP and information contact Bob Halstead
Phone: 203 362 7757
Email: halcar5@optonline.net
CT Community Gardening
Watkinson School

The Connecticut Community Gardening Association
8th Annual Community Gardening Celebration

Celebrating the Harvest in Hartford
September 19, 2009
Watkinson School,
180 Bloomfield Ave,
Hartford, CT 06105
2009 CCGA Brochure and Registration Form

Aiki Farms Aiki Farms
“The Way of The Farmer”

Aiki Farms will host ED BEGLEY JR.
Sunday July 12 from 11 am – 2 pm
call: (860)536-6407
email: ranchoaiki@aikifarms.com
New Haven Land Trust
New Haven Parks, Recreation and Trees

The New Haven Land Trust and
New Haven Parks and Recreation present the:

2009 New Haven Community Gardening and Greenspace Conference

How to organize to support and maintain your
community garden or greenspace.

Saturday, May 16, 9 AM - 11 AM
Registration and reception, starts at 8:30 AM
City Hall, 165 Elm Street
FREE! All are welcome!

For more info, visit: www.newhavenlandtrust.org

CT Agricultural Experiment Station

Grow Local, Buy Local, Eat Local - Start with Your Soil

Monday, April 27, 2009, 11:45 am
CT Agricultural Experiment Station auditorium,
123 Huntington St, New Haven
$10 per person

Speakers: Featured speaker Bill Duesing, Executive Director of CTNOFA, will entertain us with a talk about soil. Melina Shannon-DiPietro, director of the Yale Sustainable Food Project, will briefly describe the project.
Lunch: A generous portion of minestrone made with local ingredients by Zinc chef, Denise Appel, and desserts by the Conservation Committee. Bring more to eat if you like.
More: Sources of locally grown seeds, seedlings, plants and trees, places to buy local farm produce, and restaurants, like Zinc, using locally produced products. Students from Common Ground High School will be selling seedlings and other items, such as maple syrup.
Reserve Your Place: Contact, Mikey Hirschoff (mhirschoff@comcast.net) or call 203.393.2214 by April 8 to reserve a place, then mail check to Mikey Hirschoff, 392 Sperry Road, Bethany, CT 06524 by April 21.

New England Grassroots Environment Fund

Grant Opportunity - Deadline May 1

New England Grassroots Environment Fund (NEGEF) offers an opportunity for communities and citizen groups to request up to $2,500. For info visit: www.grassrootsfund.org

Sustainable Gardening Expo in Stamford

Sustainable Gardening Expo in Stamford

Thursday, May 28, 2009, 2:00-9:00 PM
Stamford Government Center, Center Lobby
888 Washington Boulevard, Stamford, CT 06901

For info visit: sustainablegardeningexpo.eventbrite.com

UConn Home and Garden Education Center

Knowledge To Grow On - Spring Seminars

Saturday March 28, 2009
Vegetable Gardening A, B, C’s
Where: Middlesex Cooperative Extension Office in Haddam
When: 10 am until 2 pm.

Learn to prepare soil, what varieties for our climate, to maintain plants, harvest tips and pest ID/control.

Saturday April 4, 2009
Landscape Design Basics
Where: Auer Farm in Bloomfield
When: 10 am until 2 pm

Learn the basic principles of design including assessing a site, basic design considerations, and choosing plants.

$50 registration fee. Visit www.ladybug.uconn.edu to download the registration form or call 877-486-6271
UConn Home and Garden Education Center.

Edible School Gardens Workshop
New Date! Monday, March 16, 2009
Location: Unitarian Church,
10 Lyons Plains Road, Westport, CT
9:30AM: Coffee, tea, snack and networking
10:00AM - Noon: Program and discussion
Sponsored by:
Westport Green Village Initiative
and the Unitarian Church of Westport

Edible Schoolyards are popping up everywhere! Join us to learn about growing a K-12 sustainable education program.

Featured presenter:Dorothy Mullen, Master Gardener, Founder, Princeton School Gardens Cooperative

Please RSVP by February 27 to Carmela at


CT NOFA Beginning Organic Gardening
• Cultivating an Organic Connecticut
Saturday, February 21, 2009
Windsor High School

• Beginning Organic Gardening Workshop
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Oxford Horse & Livestock Ass.
(free to CCGA members)
Beginning Organic Gardening Learning Opportunities

Contact: Bill Duesing, Executive Director,
CT NOFA, bduesing@mac.com (203) 888-5146

Past Events

First Annual “Learn Today, Grow Tomorrow”
Saturday, September 27th, 2008, 1:00 - 4:00 pm
(Rain date: Sunday, September 28)
Educational Event at Boulder Knoll Farm,
866 Boulder Road, Cheshire, CT

For info email: info@friendsofboulderknoll.com

Interested in starting a new organic garden at home?

Wondering how to identify and control invasive species on your property? Want to start a composting system at home to turn yard waste into organic, free fertilizer, but not sure how to get started? Ever wondered how to bring more birds to your property?

The event, organized by Friends of Boulder Knoll, is free and open to everyone in Cheshire and surrounding towns.

Four speakers will be featured:

  • 1:15: Dawn Pettinelli, Extension Educator at the University of Connecticut will speak on “How to Make and Use Compost”
  • 2:00: Rose Hiskes, Diagnostician and Horticulturist at the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station in New Haven, will lead a walking tour of invasive species and speak on “Common Invasive Species of Connecticut – and How to Manage Them”
  • 2:30: Kim Stoner, Ph.D., Associate Scientist at the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station will speak on “How to Start an Organic Garden ”
  • 3:00: Bob Giddings, D.V.M, a local veterinarian specializing in birds at the Kensington Bird and Animal Hospital, will conclude the event with a discussion of the birds of Boulder Knoll, and how to garden and maintain property to attract native birds.

Additionally, UConn Master Gardeners will answer questions regarding your garden, trees, or lawn. Members of Friends of Boulder Knoll will also give tours of their new garden at Boulder Knoll Farm, and discuss plans for the future. Come to this free event and see the Boulder Knoll Farm up close. The farm is located at 866 Boulder Road in Cheshire, a half mile from the intersection of Boulder Road, Coleman Road and Half Moon Road. Look for the registration tent and parking next to the barn. Bring a chair!

A Taste of Connecticut Grown
September 25, 2008, from 5 ~ 7:30pm
Bushnell Park Café

Spectacular buffet featuring food from local farms/producers and prepared by the Bushnell Park Café. www.bushnellparkcafe.com

PDFDownload the brochure

Permaculture Design Course

Permaculture Design Course
Sept. 9 -18; HI-Hostel, Martha’s Vineyard, MA
Class and field trips – great local speakers.

Permaculture: design principles for living more sustainability, within local resources, cooperating with Nature's designs, realizing joy and abundance in the process.
Course: beginner or pro through Intro, Principles, Fundamentals of soil, water, climate, garden/farm, trees/orchard, urban/rural, etc., and a Design Workshop to produce your own design. Life/world changing.
Classes, meals, lodging; details at: www.permie.us/downloads/dickpdcsept08.pdf

Jenny Nazak 512-619-5363, jnazak@yahoo.com
Dick Pierce 512-992-8858, DickPierceDesigns@gmail.com

Westport Community Gardens

Westport Community Gardens
Invites all to attend the annual Open Garden
Saturday, July 26, 9-12 noon
Rain date Sunday, July 27 2-5 PM
13 Hyde Lane, Westport CT
left side of Long Lots Elementary School
Visit: westportgardens.org

Come see dozens of plots, unique growing structures, vegetables and flowers. Visit with the gardeners and learn numerous ways to garden organically. Artists are invited to work in their medium. Refreshments will be served

Westport Community Gardens is a non-profit organization, member of CT Community Garden Association and the American Community Garden Association

Fodor Farm Community Garden
Get your very own garden plot.
Registration begins April 15th at
Norwalk City Hall, 125 East Avenue, Room129
Call 854-7806 for more information.

PDFDownload the brochure.

Naugatuck Valley Community College

Connecticut Community Gardening Conference
Save the Date: April 12, 2008
Naugatuck Valley Community College,
750 Chase Parkway, Waterbury, CT

PDFDownload the conference brochure

The Connecticut Community Gardening Conference and the Naugatuck Valley Community College present the
2008 Connecticut Community Gardening Conference

Contact: email Cordalie or call 203-624-6737

Biodynamic Agriculture
Lecture by Manfred Klett's
April 12. At 7:30 pm
Pfeiffer Center, Threefold Auditorium
260 Hungry Hollow Rd, Chestnut Ridge, NY 10977
$15 regular admission, $9 students and seniors.
Phone: 845-352-5020 x20
Email: info@pfeiffercenter.org

Dr. Klett will speak on the topic of Living Nutrition and the Biodynamic Farm: Cultivating a Truly Local Agriculture.

What is biodynamic agriculture? How do biodynamic methods enhance food quality? How can agriculture help to build community?

For information: www.pfeiffercenter.org

CT Agricultural Experiment Station

Annual Meeting:
Connecticut Community Gardening Association

Tuesday, January 29, 2008 at 7:00 pm
Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station
123 Huntington Street; New Haven, CT 06504-1106

Networking, light refreshments, election of officers and directors, and a presentation: Community Gardening in Connecticut starting at 6:00 pm.
Contact: email Cordalie or call 203-624-6737

Knox Parks.org

Community Gardener’s Gathering
Friday, November 16, 2007, 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Asylum Hill Congregational Church-814 Asylum Ave
RSVP: Charmaine 951-7694 or charmainec@knoxparks.org

Potluck Dinner, Gardening Discussion and Viewing of a Common Sense Documentary “The Farmer’s Voice”

American Community Gardening Association

American Community Gardening Association
Meeting on Thursday, Nov 15th, 2007 at 10:00
UConn Extension office
305 Skiff Street and Whitney Ave, North Haven

ACGA is offering Proactive & Reactive Letters of Support
ACGA will need to know:

  1. The name of the garden or project
  2. Brief description of your situation
  3. To whom do we address the letter?
  4. Where do we send the letter (i.e., YOU or THEM)

For info: call Cordalie 203-624-6737

CT Grown

2007 Taste of Connecticut Grown
October, 11, 2007
Proceeds to benefit the Knox Parks Foundation.

Spectacular buffet featuring food from local farms/producers and prepared by the Bushnell Park Café
Cash Bar and live music by Mosaic (jazz, blues)
Prize package for first 100 attendees
Admission: $25 ($5 discount for Knox volunteers)

Click to downloadDownload the brochure

2007 Community Gardening Conference:
Growing Healthy Food & Healthy Communities in Connecticut
A Community Gardening Conference in the Elm City

June 16th after the CT Community Gardening Conference and before the U.S. debut of Giselle by The State Ballet of Georgia, there will be an International Wine Tasting from 5:00 to 7:00pm in New Haven at historic Wooster Square. Tickets $30.00 per person. All proceeds to benefit CT community gardens. Details, call 203-624-6737 or email cordalie.benoit@aya.yale.edu or attend the conference and buy tickets then.

June 16, 2007
Yale University, Harkness Hall
100 Wall Street, New Haven
Click to downloadDownload the conference brochure

1st Annual Connecticut Urban Ecology Conference
Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo is cooperation with Bridgeport Community Land Trust presents the first annual Connecticut Urban Ecology Conference "Food, Culture & Sustainable Garden Design"

Saturday, April 28, 2007
1875 Noble Avenue, Bridgeport, CT
Click to downloadDownload the conference brochure

  Connecticut Flower & Garden Show - www.ctflowershow.com
February 22-25, 2007