This Week at Common Ground

January 11th - January 17th

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We're looking for awesome teachers and interns for Summer Camp 2016!

Our day camp serves a diverse group of children (ages 4 - 13) who come to play, hike, cook with food from the farm, dig in the garden, care for farm animals, explore the wetland, build forts, get messy in the mud kitchen, and more! We're seeking teachers, head teachers, and interns who are excited to be outside all summer, playing, teaching, leading, and learning with children.

A complete job description and online application are HERE.

We hire on a rolling basis from January - April, and positions are typically all filled by the end of April. Contact Rebecca with questions at

High School Open House Today!

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High School Open House

Wednesday, Jan. 13th, 4-6pm

358 Springside Avenue

New Haven, CT

Future Common Ground High School students and families: come learn about and explore our school! Staff, student mentors, and our school director will be available to meet with families one on one or in groups to answer specific questions about curriculum and enrichment programs offered. Families are welcome to tour the site.
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Winter Home School Adventures

Wednesday, Feb. 17th, 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, 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, 10am to Saturday, March 26th, 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

$20-$30 per class, sliding scale; $100 to register for the full series.

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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