Common Ground is a three-for-one: an experiment in urban farming, an environmental education center and a high school. The 20-acre on-campus laboratory houses that urban demonstration farm and gets students working with the earth, learning about sustainability, community building and environmental issues. As Connecticut’s only environmentally focused charter school, Common Ground is open to the larger community—from elementary and middle-school children to other nonprofits. More than 8,000 people took advantage of the New Haven gem last year. Common Ground throws birthday parties, provides after school programming and hosts field trips and a summer ecology camp. And they grew—count ‘em—7,000 pounds of healthy, local produce in that humble 20-acre plot!
do it now!
- Billings Forge Community Works
Tutor Kids in Billings Forge Community Works’ summer program! Contact Cori at firstname.lastname@example.org or 860-548-9877.
- Common Ground
Lend a hand on Common Ground’s urban farm! contact Shannon Raider at email@example.com or 203-389-4333 x1217.
- Leadership, Education & Athletics in Partnership
Spend the first Tuesday of the month reading aloud to a small group of boys or girls and share your love of reading! Register as guest reader with Adelaida Melendez at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (203) 773-0770.
- Sports Association of Gaylord Hospital
Help out on ski trips, hand cycle outings, wheelchair tennis tournaments and other Gaylord Sports Association events. Contact Todd Munn at email@example.com or 203-284-2772.
By Christina Acampora | posted on May 31st, 2012