This Week at Common Ground

May 23rd - May 29th

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Come celebrate our new building with us next week!

Join Common Ground students, supporters, partners, staff, and neighbors to celebrate the grand opening of Common Ground’s new building on June 2nd from 8:30am-9:30am.

The celebration will start with words from elected officials, students, alumni, and staff in Common Ground’s new athletic & performance space, and include student-led tours of the new building.

RSVP by emailing Joel Tolman, Director of Impact & Engagement, at!

We hope you can join us!

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Spring Open Farm Days

Saturday, May 28th, 10am-2pm

358 Springside Avenue

New Haven, CT

Enjoy Open Farm Day at Common Ground every Saturday from April through the end of November. Explore our beautiful urban farm, help dig and plant in the children’s garden, and ask farm staff your backyard gardening and composting questions. The animal yards are open for visitors to meet our chickens, ducks, turkeys, goats, sheep, and pigs. Trail maps are available for self-guided hikes in West Rock Park, including the family-friendly Old Oak Nature Trail.

COMMUNITY GROUPS can schedule a free visit to Common Ground during Open Farm Day. Contact Jesse at 203-389-4333 x1221 or for more information or to schedule a visit! Preference will be given to New Haven-based community groups.

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Farm Volunteer Hours

Saturday, May 28th, 10am-1pm

358 Springside Avenue

New Haven, CT

You make our garden flourish! Meet awesome people and green up your thumb by volunteering on our sustainably managed market garden!

Spring farm work can include: preparing beds, transplanting, and working in the greenhouses. Get your wheelbarrowing on and join the fun...

Meet at the Harvest Pavilion at the lower garden. Drop in anytime Saturdays between 10am-1pm and stay for as little or as much as you would like. If you are under 18 years old you must be accompanied by a parent or guardian please. We LOVE groups! Call to schedule a group to come and volunteer. Contact Farmer Shannon at or call 203.389.4333 ext. 1217

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