This Week at Common Ground

December 14th - December 20th

Happy Holidays!

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Happy Holidays and a joyful New Year from our family to yours!

"This Week at Common Ground" will be taking a winter vacation over the next two weeks but we'll be back in the new year with more fun community opportunities for the Winter months!

We hope you will take some time to be restful, enjoy being with loved ones, and get outside! We'll be crossing our fingers for snow!

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Winter Home School Adventures

Wednesday, Jan. 6th 2016 at 9:30am-12pm

358 Springside Avenue

New Haven, CT

Join us this winter for any or all of our winter drop-in classes. Invite a friend – this is great time for new families to check out our program in advance of our spring session!

  • Wednesday, January 6: Cooking & Nature
  • Wednesday, February 17: Winter Survival
  • Wednesday, March 9: Maple Sugaring

Who: Children ages 3 and up with a parent or caregiver (no drop-off option available for winter classes). Program fee: $15 for the first child ages 3 and up, $10 for each additional child (ages 3 and up). No charge for children ages 2 and under who are attending with a sibling.

Questions? Call 203-389-4333 x 1213 or email

or find more information HERE.

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Intro to Gardening Workshops

Saturday, Jan. 23rd 2016 at 10am to Saturday, March 26th 2016 at 12pm

333 Sherman Avenue

New Haven, CT

Join Rachel Ziesk, Advanced Master Gardener, for a series of classes that will cover everything you need to be a successful gardener come Spring 2016!

This series is being co-hosted by Common Ground and Neighborhood Housing Services with support from the USDA Risk Management Agency, UCONN, and the CT Dept. of Agriculture.

  • January 23: Soil & Garden Planning
  • January 30: Cool Weather Crops
  • February 13: Warm Weather Crops
  • February 27: Container Gardening & Seed Starting
  • March 12: Edible Landscaping & Edible/Invasive Weeds
  • March 26: Pests, Disease & Organic Controls

Note: Discounts may be available. If you'd like to inquire, please call 203-562-0598. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.

If you'd like to pay for the workshop(s) in person, you may bring a check or money order to Norma Pantoja at Neighborhood Housing Services (333 Sherman Avenue, New Haven) before the date of the class.

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