SATURDAYS @ Common Ground

8 weeks to go!

Open Farm Day runs through the last Saturday in November,

10 AM – 2 PM. Open Farm Day is FREE and does not require RSVP.

During Open Farm Day you can taste and explore in the learning garden, visit the friendly farm animals, make mud pies and apple dirt soup in the mud kitchen, drive a truck and play in the sandbox, look for frogs at the wetland, play and build forts in the woods, and go for a self-guided hike on the Old Oak Nature Trail!

Open Farm Days

Saturday, Oct. 7th, 10am to Saturday, Nov. 25th, 2pm

358 Springside Avenue

New Haven, CT

Enjoy Open Farm Day at Common Ground for the next 8 Saturdays through the end of November. Explore our beautiful urban farm, help find bugs 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, goat, and sheep. Trail maps are available for self-guided hikes in West Rock Park, including the family-friendly Old Oak Nature Trail. We would love to see you before we put the gardens to bed for the winter!

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Volunteer on the Farm

What an amazing time of year! The garden is giving out its last bit of crops, and will soon be ready 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 Deb at or call 203.389.4333 ext. 1217.

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October 14 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

This walk starts at Common Ground. Total walking distance is approximately 3 miles, on trails, roads, and sidewalks. Make sure to wear appropriate footwear and clothing. There are shuttles available back to Common Ground. Along the way, meet the young people, partners and neighbors who are creating and stewarding these urban oases, and log the birds and wildlife we see along our route. You’ll leave with a map of the 27 urban oasis sites across our city.