By: Allen Appel

Common Ground seniors and adviser Sarah Tracy Wank at the new foraging garden

Common Ground seniors and adviser Sarah Tracy-Wank at the new foraging garden.

Today the raised beds are holding the Common Ground seniors who are building them. In months to come, they’ll hold lettuce, tomatoes, strawberries, and an herb garden. And the fresher than fresh produce will be for the taking by anyone who feels they need to forage or glean fruits and vegetables.This churchyard foraging or “gleaning” garden is rising on the Olive Street side of St. Paul and St. James Episcopal Church in Wooster Square.

It’s the idea of the church’s Rev. Alex Dyer. Dyer runs the Loaves and Fishes food pantry at the church and is the newest member of New Haven Food Policy Council, a group that tackles urban farming and the city’s food challenges.The work is being done by a group of five Common Ground High School students as part of a senior project about homelessness. Read the entire article at the New Haven Independent.