In August 2015, the East Side Partnership began conversations with the UConn Urban Agriculture Program to discuss starting a program in Stamford using our garden space on Crystal Street for the program. In the program, students would learn about how to grow, harvest and distribute organic food to an at-risk community. The class started in late October with approximately 10 students participating in classroom training on Wednesday evenings at UConn’s Stamford campus. German Cutz Ed.D. is managing and facilitating the course. He is the Sustainable Families and Communities Educator at the University of Connecticut. If you are interested in joining the course, email German at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Now that its warm and lighter out in the evenings, the program has moved to our garden on Crystal Street behind Firestone. The participants are preparing the garden and will plant seeds, which they will tend to throughout the summer and fall timeframe. Stay tuned for more updates and pictures on this wonderful initiative and be sure to say hello them if you see them working in the garden!