It's planting time at Fairgate Farm
Fairgate Farm is our community's urban agricultural center on Stamford’s West Side. In addition to growing produce available to the local community, Fairgate Farm is an intergenerational education center providing hands-on learning opportunities. Farm staff and volunteers host community events, farm tours, field trips and community skill-share workshops, training volunteers and supporting community gardeners.
Last year we had a tremendous growing season at Fairgate Farm, with significant productivity, and help from many community volunteers and students. We also installed our new greenhouse, which will increase our output substantially and allow us to continue growing vegetables throughout the year. Some of our produce is being shared with volunteers and donated to organizations around the area.
Fairgate Farm is an active participant and focal point of Vita, the newly created Health and Wellness District. Additionally, in collaboration with the Stamford Hospital Obesity-Prevention Task Force, Fairgate Farm will be a key resource for Stamford Hospital's Kids' Fitness and Nutrition Services (KIDS' FANS), a community-wide collaborative program designed to promote smart eating, physical activity and a healthy weight among our children.
The Farm serves as an active, outdoor learning laboratory for the community. For more information on upcoming Farm events and activities, check out future news on our website and Facebook page, or call Bill Callion at 203.667.7280.