This Week at Common Ground

October 12th - October 18th

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Families Cook on the Farm is a series of monthly cooking and farm adventures! We explore the farm, learning where our food comes from, and make a delicious meal to share!


These classes are open to all ages and are for families to enjoy together!



Pre-registration is required! $10 per person. Find more information here!

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Campfire & Night Hike

Friday, Oct. 16th, 6-8:30pm

358 Springside Avenue

New Haven, CT

Experience the sights and sounds of the nocturnal forest with new friends! We’ll roast marshmallows around the campfire and take a guided hike into West Rock Park. Campfire is appropriate for all ages; guided hike is recommended for ages 6 and up. Please bring a flashlight!


Free- no RSVP required!

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Herbal Medicine Making

Saturday, Oct. 17th, 1-3pm

358 Springside Avenue

New Haven, CT

Join herbalist, Jiling Lin, for a lecture, plant walk, and hands-on medicine making workshop.


Jiling teaches herbal, wilderness skills, yoga, movement/ vocal improvisation, and other wild-creative-spirit classes in the northeastern and southwestern USA, Taiwan, and more. Jiling apprenticed with 7song at Northeast School of Botanical Medicine, studied at Colorado School of Clinical Herbalism, and worked at Teaching Drum Outdoor School. She sees clients and sells products as Jiling Botanicals, and studies Chinese medicine (acupuncture and herbs).


www.LinJiling.blogspot.com


This workshop is for adults and young adults. RSVP required- will be canceled if registration is low. Sliding scale, $15 – $35. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.


Contact Jesse with questions or to register at jdelia@commongroundct.org or call (203)389-4333 x1221 – or register online.

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Volunteer on the Farm!

Saturday, Oct. 17th, 10am-1pm

358 Springside Ave

New Haven, CT

Fall in the garden!


What a refreshing time of year! The garden is eager to be cleaned up and (mostly) put away to rest for the winter. We reshape beds, spread lots of mulch and compost, work in our high tunnels and clear out summer crops. Help us grow food for our community while learning about our sustainable growing methods.


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 sraider@commongroundct.org or call 203.389.4333 ext. 1217

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

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Open Farm Day

Saturday, Oct. 17th, 10am-1pm

358 Springside Ave

New Haven, CT

Explore our beautiful urban farm, help dig and plant in the children’s garden, and visit with the animals. 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.


This is a free event, donations welcomed.

Special community events!

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Growing Food, Growing Community: Planting new ideas for positive change

Wednesday, Oct. 21st, 5:30-8pm

133 Elm Street

New Haven, CT

Join members of the New Haven Food Policy Council for a family-friendly community gathering. Will include hands-on seed starting demo, short film, and discussion about issues, ideas, and resources related to food in New Haven. All are welcome!


Visit each Branch:


Wednesday, October 21st

Ives: 5:30PM - 8PM


Saturday, October 24th

Fair Haven: 2:30PM - 5PM

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