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Long Lane Farm

The Long Lane Collective is a group of Wesleyan University students and Middletown residents committed to creating a space that promotes sustainability, food security and community building. Started in 2004 by a small group of students interested in sustainable agriculture, the collective now operates a two-acre organic farm in Middletown, CT that uses ecological growing practices to nourish the land and people of the community. We organize all farm activities, including growing vegetables, raising chickens and bees, selling vegetables to Wesleyan’s dining service and the Middletown Farmer’s Market, providing produce local soup kitchens and to our free CSA for low-income families, and hosting weekly community workdays, seasonal festivals, and educational workshops. Long Lane Farm is a site of education, collaboration, and experimentation within the community that demonstrates the vital importance of small farms in a just and sustainable food system.

Long Lane Farm touches many lives.  It is a place of inspiration and discovery for Wesleyan students learning the ins and outs of sustainable agriculture, and for children participating in educational workshops during the summer. It provides sustenance to the individuals that buy our produce from the North End Action Team (NEAT) farmer's market, and to the low-income families enrolled in our free CSA, the Middletown Food Project.  And it is a gathering space for volunteer workdays, seasonal festivals, and community potlucks. Long Lane Farm is a vibrant, living space, and we are immensely grateful to be a part of an active, involved, and vital community who we work to support, and who in turn support us.

 

 

Where it's at:

281 Long Lane
Middletown, CT 06459
United States

Garden type:

college garden

Garden size (in square feet):

87000

Garden beneficiaries:

students and food insecure people

Number of people reached:

150

What this project needs:

funds
volunteer labor
fruit bushes
fruit trees
gardening books
watering hose
garden cart
outdoor oven

Project leaders:

Hailey Sowden
Cat Walsh

About us:

KGI is a nonprofit community of over 30,000 people who are growing some of our own food and helping others to do the same.  

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Kitchen Gardeners International
3 Powderhorn Drive,
Scarborough, ME, 04074, USA
info@kgi.org
(207) 956-0606