Gardening Resources

Gardening Resources

During these uncertain times the Windham Community Food Network wants to make home gardening more accessible to all. Below are free resources we have compiled to help you grow your own food!

Seeds and Seedlings:

You can’t garden without plants! Fill out our form below to recieve free seeds and seedlings for your garden.

Supplies:

FREE Compost- Our friends at Grow Windham have left a large pile of compost for the community next to the Thread City Garden and Skate Park in Lauter Park. Bring your own bucket and take what you need!

Tools- Our friends at Mackeys & O L Willard Co are still open for all your gardening tool, lumber and container needs! Mackeys is offering online ordering and home delivery. O L Willard Co is offering curbside pickup.

https://mackeysgrows.com/

https://www.willardslumber.com/

Space:

WAIM Community Garden Plot- No yard or room for container gardening? No problem! Contact Neenah at WAIM to reserve a garden plot at Lauter (860) 456-7270

Raised Beds- Check out these instructions on how to build your own raised beds.

https://www.wikihow.com/Construct-a-Raised-Planting-Bed

Containers- Many vegetables can be grown in large pots, buckets, boxes or even bags. Here is a helpful guide to help you get started.

https://www.almanac.com/content/container-gardening-vegetables

How To:

UMass Planting Guide- A general guide on when to plant in New England

https://ag.umass.edu/sites/ag.umass.edu/files/fact-sheets/pdf/vegetable_planting_chart_1%20%281%29.pdf

Willimantic NorEast Garden Community- Join our online Facebook garden community to post pictures of your progress and questions!

https://www.facebook.com/groups/2048075661965008

UConn Master Gardener- Stumped on why your plant looks that way? where to plant something? or even how often to water? Send your questions to the experts at the UConn Master Gardener Program and they’ll help you out!

https://mastergardener.uconn.edu/ask-us-a-question/

CLiCK- Keep an eye out for online CLiCK gardening classes coming soon!

https://clickwillimantic.com/

Plant-A-Row:

If you’re already growing your own food, why not plant a little more for our neighbors in need? Consider signing up for our Plant-A-Row program to donate your extra food to local pantries.