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!

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:

Adam Cote of Everyday Harvest Farm is available every Saturday from 8am to noon, at the Willimantic Farmers Market, to answer questions about gardening. 

Adam graduated from Eastern in Biology and studied Soil Science at UCONN. For 20 years he has owned and operated A. Cote & Sons Landscaping and is a Willimantic Farmers Market vendor selling plants, maple syrup and mushrooms

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.