By reimaging urban landscapes, we are creating a way for urban food production to sustain us, to build community through local food systems, and innovate for a sustainable future.
We Have A History
Established in 2019 by NEST’s Resident Leadership Program cohort graduates to address the limited access to affordable and nutritious food, the Love & Care Community Garden is an active and thriving urban oasis within the Waterbury Crownbrook neighborhood. All of the food that is grown in our garden is given to families in the community.
Did you know?
Community gardening is excellent for neighborhoods.
It has benefits for people and the community at large.
Beautifying the Landscape
Removal of vacant lots; Creates a green, living space where birds and beneficial insects congregate.
Building Stronger Communities
Foster a sense of ownership and begin to feel more invested in one’s neighborhood.
Promoting Healthier Lifestyles
Access to fresh fruits and vegetables; encourages regular exercise.
Opportunities For Learning
Interact with individuals of different cultural, social, and religious backgrounds; gain knowledge on how to grow bigger and better produce.
Cleaning Up the Environment
Plants remove air pollution; reduces rainwater runoff; reduce waste.
Relieving Stress and Increasing Wellness
Invitation to slow down, connect with nature, and foster relationships.
You Belong Here