Common Ground would like to help your garden grow. We offer workshops and field walks for backyard gardeners, and for small growers who want to bring their work to the next level.

We offer workshops and field walks on:

Garden planning, seed starting, soil and compost, pests and diseases, preserving the harvest, cooking from the farm, and more.

Upcoming Farm Events

Most farm programs occur during our growing season, between April-November. Looking for something in particular? Email our farm director: farm@commongroundct.org

Grow it! Winter Gardening Series
Sat Feb 25 10:00 - 12:00

Grow it! Winter Gardening Series presented by Neighborhood Housing Services of New Haven and Common Ground
Single Classes $20 or Help a Neighbor $30. Full series of 6 classes at discounted rate of $100.

No one will be turned away for lack of funds. Please call 203-562-0598 for scholarship details.

 

All workshops take place at Neighborhood Housing Services of New Haven, 333 Sherman Avenue, New Haven, CT 06511.

For pricing and registration information, visit: www.NHSWinterGarden2017.EventBrite.com or call (203) 562-0598 x226

 

Warm Weather Crops — Saturday, February 25th, 2017

Everything you need to know about warm weather crops! Learn about how to make the best out of your growing season including which crops are best started indoors, what can be directly seeded into the ground and what conditions each crop prefers. This class also covers which fertilizers are best as well as common pests and diseases affecting warm weather crops.

 

Seed Starting & Garden Planning — Saturday, March 4th, 2017

Start your own seedlings! This class explores how and when to start planting indoors. Learn about using lights, watering and identifying common problems with seed starting. The class also covers planning your garden so you get the most out of your gardening space. Everyone attending will get to plant a six pack of seedlings to take home with them.

 

Essential Flowers & Herbs for Vegetable Gardening — Saturday, March 11th, 2017

Flowers and Herbs attract pollinators and beneficial insects to help keep your garden productive and healthy. Learn about

the best flowers and herbs for your garden. This class will also identify some edible weeds and tell you what you need to

know in order to protect your garden from invasive ones.

 

Preserving your Garden Harvest — Saturday, March 25th, 2017

Learn how you can eat from your garden all winter long. Simple methods can save your harvest for winter use. The class

will cover techniques that you’ll need to know for freezing, canning, dehydrating, pickling and more.

 

All workshops take place at Neighborhood Housing Services of New Haven, 333 Sherman Avenue, New Haven, CT 06511.

For pricing and registration information, visit: www.NHSWinterGarden2017.EventBrite.com or call (203) 562-0598 x226

Grow it! Winter Gardening Series
Sat Mar 4 10:00 - 12:00

Grow it! Winter Gardening Series presented by Neighborhood Housing Services of New Haven and Common Ground

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Single Classes $20 or Help a Neighbor $30. Full series of 6 classes at discounted rate of $100.

No one will be turned away for lack of funds. Please call 203-562-0598 for scholarship details.

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All workshops take place at Neighborhood Housing Services of New Haven, 333 Sherman Avenue, New Haven, CT 06511.

For pricing and registration information, visit: www.NHSWinterGarden2017.EventBrite.com or call (203) 562-0598 x226

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Seed Starting & Garden Planning — Saturday, March 4th, 2017

Start your own seedlings! This class explores how and when to start planting indoors. Learn about using lights, watering and identifying common problems with seed starting. The class also covers planning your garden so you get the most out of your gardening space. Everyone attending will get to plant a six pack of seedlings to take home with them.

Essential Flowers & Herbs for Vegetable Gardening — Saturday, March 11th, 2017

Flowers and Herbs attract pollinators and beneficial insects to help keep your garden productive and healthy. Learn about the best flowers and herbs for your garden. This class will also identify some edible weeds and tell you what you need to know in order to protect your garden from invasive ones.

Preserving your Garden Harvest — Saturday, March 25th, 2017

Learn how you can eat from your garden all winter long. Simple methods can save your harvest for winter use. The class will cover techniques that you’ll need to know for freezing, canning, dehydrating, pickling and more.

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All workshops take place at Neighborhood Housing Services of New Haven, 333 Sherman Avenue, New Haven, CT 06511.

For pricing and registration information, visit: www.NHSWinterGarden2017.EventBrite.com or call (203) 562-0598 x226

 

Grow it! Winter Gardening Series
Sat Mar 11 10:00 - 12:00

Grow it! Winter Gardening Series presented by Neighborhood Housing Services of New Haven and Common Ground

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Single Classes $20 or Help a Neighbor $30. Full series of 6 classes at discounted rate of $100.

No one will be turned away for lack of funds. Please call 203-562-0598 for scholarship details.

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All workshops take place at Neighborhood Housing Services of New Haven, 333 Sherman Avenue, New Haven, CT 06511.

For pricing and registration information, visit: www.NHSWinterGarden2017.EventBrite.com or call (203) 562-0598 x226

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Essential Flowers & Herbs for Vegetable Gardening — Saturday, March 11th, 2017

Flowers and Herbs attract pollinators and beneficial insects to help keep your garden productive and healthy. Learn about the best flowers and herbs for your garden. This class will also identify some edible weeds and tell you what you need to know in order to protect your garden from invasive ones.

Upcoming in this series:

Preserving your Garden Harvest — Saturday, March 25th, 2017

Learn how you can eat from your garden all winter long. Simple methods can save your harvest for winter use. The class will cover techniques that you’ll need to know for freezing, canning, dehydrating, pickling and more.

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All workshops take place at Neighborhood Housing Services of New Haven, 333 Sherman Avenue, New Haven, CT 06511.

For pricing and registration information, visit: www.NHSWinterGarden2017.EventBrite.com or call (203) 562-0598 x226

Grow it! Winter Gardening Series
Sat Mar 25 10:00 - 12:00

Grow it! Winter Gardening Series presented by Neighborhood Housing Services of New Haven and Common Ground

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Single Classes $20 or Help a Neighbor $30. Full series of 6 classes at discounted rate of $100.

No one will be turned away for lack of funds. Please call 203-562-0598 for scholarship details.

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All workshops take place at Neighborhood Housing Services of New Haven, 333 Sherman Avenue, New Haven, CT 06511.

For pricing and registration information, visit: www.NHSWinterGarden2017.EventBrite.com or call (203) 562-0598 x226

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Preserving your Garden Harvest — Saturday, March 25th, 2017

Learn how you can eat from your garden all winter long. Simple methods can save your harvest for winter use. The class will cover techniques that you’ll need to know for freezing, canning, dehydrating, pickling and more.

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All workshops take place at Neighborhood Housing Services of New Haven, 333 Sherman Avenue, New Haven, CT 06511.

For pricing and registration information, visit: www.NHSWinterGarden2017.EventBrite.com or call (203) 562-0598 x226

Workshop Sponsors

This Program is a cooperative effort of Common Ground, the University of Connecticut Cooperative Extension System, the Connecticut Department of Agriculture, and the Risk Management Agency/USDA.

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