Rebuild Reservoir Community Farm Fundraiser launched today!
UPDATE! We have reached 30% of our fundraising goal! With just two weeks left to donate the time is now! Visit reservoirfarm.org to watch our new video featuring one of our youngest community gardeners!
On May 9th we launched our online fundraiser to rebuild our beloved community space! We have one month to raise $25,000! We've are generously supported by a challenge grant. Every dollar we raise will be matched up to $25,000! If we reach our goal of $25,000 we will have $50,000 to rebuild! Please share this page with your family and friends! Help us rebuild!
FARM OPENING DAY - SATURDAY!
Wonderful Opening Day on Saturday!!! Special thanks to Sacred Heart University students for their hard work and positive spirits!!! Great to see a large turnout of existing and new Community Garden members. Thanks also to BuildOn members for their contributions last Wednesday. We also want to thank GVI board member Tom McMillan and his team for building our Farm Stand !!! Now we're growing....
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Damage at Our Farm
On the night of March 16th Reservoir Community Farm's community space - the beautiful green shed that greeted us each morning - burned to the ground.
While we are saddened by this, it has rejuvenated our efforts to make this upcoming season our best. The site has been cleaned up, thanks to the great efforts of the City of Bridgeport Facilities team. We are now designing the new Community Building, which will offer a larger classroom, extra bathrooms and an indoor vegetable wash station. We are accepting donations now to help pay for the new building.
Read What Our Community Members Have to Say :
CT Post : "Farm Organizers Vow to Rebuild After Fire"
GVI is a Fairfield County grassroots non-profit that creates social, economic and environmental change through local action. Through our urban farm, school gardens and internship program in Bridgeport, we are on the ground creating jobs, growing healthy local food, educating around health and obesity, beautifying inner city areas, and empowering youth. GVI works collaboratively with municipalities, school systems and a wide range of non and for profit organizations to create real change. And, as with our initiative to put an edible garden in every school in the state, our hope is that our local work will inform and make possible wider systemic change.
Take a look at what we're doing, and join us!
‘Early March Harvest’
GVI staff were busy harvesting ‘the best tasting spinach around’ yesterday, delivered to Bridgeport Board of Ed ‘Nutrition Center’ and being served today in cafeterias at Central and Harding High Schools. Love that spinach!
Pictured here are Ellie Angerame, Program Coordinator and Monica Edgerton, GVI’s FoodCorps member.