Fairfield is home to a number of community gardens that residents can benefit from.
Drew Park Community Garden
Drew Park Community Garden, located at 220 Warde Terrace, consists of 46 raised-bed plots of various sizes that are available at no cost to Fairfield residents for cultivating their own vegetables, herbs and flowers. The produce may be grown for gardener’s own consumption or gifted to those in need.
|Photo Captions: (l) Raised bed plots at Drew Park Community Garden (r) A Fairfield resident tends to his vegetable plot
Located at Our Savior Lutheran Church, 160 Hill Farm Road, Grace's Garden is managed by Eric Frisk, UCONN Master Gardener. All the food grown in the garden is donated to the Operation Hope Food Pantry. Eric has partnered with Ability Beyond to provide opportunities for young people with disabilities to participate in gardening activities.
|Photo Captions: (l) Raised bed plots at Grace's Garden provide adaptive gardening opportunities (r) Master Gardener Eric Frisk grows a wide variety of hearty food crops include corn in Grace's Garden
St. Timothy’s Garden on the Hill
This sweet little garden at St. Timothy's Church on the Hill is also managed by Eric Frisk. Children in the preschool at the church as well as parishioners and other community members can enjoy a quiet respite and tend to the vegetables, most of which are donated to the CT Food Bank.
|Photo Caption: St. Timothy's on the Hill Garden is comprised of raised beds that are easily accessible for children or the elderly
St. Thomas Aquinas School Giving Garden
St. Thomas Aquinas School Giving Garden is located at 1719 Post Road. Designed and constructed by Homefront Farmers using funds raised by the school’s spring auction event, this garden opened in August 2017. The garden provides students with wonderful opportunities for service learning, with an array of programs that have benefited Bridgeport Rescue Mission, Operation Hope, and local veterans.
|Photo Captions: (l) St. Thomas Giving Garden is tended by students in the school, and provides food-centered service learning (r) Students at work in the spring garden (Photo Credit: Erin Russell)
Operation Hope Garden
Operation Hope maintains a lovely litte garden on the grounds of the First Church of Fairfield, next door to Operation Hope's office at 636 Old Post Road. The garden is located at 148 Beach Road. Volunteers tend the garden and the produce is donated to the food pantry on site.