Gardening Tips: Organic Fertilizing & Pest Control

WTNH– Farm Manager Shannon Raider Ginsberg from Common Ground High School, Urban Farm, and Environmental Education Center shows us how to grow using sustainable, organic practices on Common Ground’s urban farm – and how you can learn to do the same at home.

Some people know Common Ground for their charter high school, or for their summer camps and other community educational programs. They are also an urban farm, in the City of New Haven, right at the base of West Rock.

They grow a huge variety of food on our farm  from garlic, to eggs, to tomatoes, to bok choy. The food they grow goes into our school lunches, and is used a lot in our children’s and community educational programs. They also share it through the mobile farm market that CitySeed runs in partnership with Common Ground, and at an on-site farm stand that is open every Wednesday this summer from 3 to 5:30.

Common Ground is located at 358 Springside Avenue in New Haven. For more information, go to

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