The Victory Garden

Together, let’s make The Victory Garden the Best of Newtown!

Supporting Newtown's Food Pantries

Your help is needed to produce fresh produce to the food pantries in Newtown.
 

The food pantries provide food to over 2000 residents of Newtown. The pantries are exclusively for the use of Newtown residents. Presently most of these foods are canned, dried or frozen. Last season the Victory Garden provided over 3,500 pounds of fresh, healthy produce to our neediest families. 
The Victory Garden has doubled in size, and thanks to some very generous donors, the new garden has high tensile steel woven deer fencing. The Parks & Recreation Department cultivates the soil, and provides irrigation.  The site has full sun, and parking is nearby. 
The Victory Garden is supported by the
Town of Newtown and the Newtown Parks and Recreation Department.
Donate: All donations are made through the Parks and Recreation Department:
Park Gift Fund, Memo: Victory Garden.

Some guidelines of the garden:
•     Volunteers should form teams, and will be given a 150 square foot plot of garden. The produce will go directly to the food pantries. Share the work with a team; learn from each other and other teams.
•     Each team should have a placard/sign on its row with a team name. The funnier the better!    
•     There are no fees associated with the garden.
•     No non-organic herbicides or pesticides are allowed in the garden.  Fertilizers are allowed.
•     Help with the garden preparation and planning.
•     Are you an experienced vegetable gardener? Teach novice gardeners and students. Hold a workshop or class at the garden.
•    Students needing volunteer hours are welcome along with Girls Scouts and Eagle Scouts projects.
•    No time to commit to owning a row? The uncommitted can garden without owning a row but help others with community or shared rows.

To sign up to “Own a Row,” please fill out the Victory Garden Form (see attachment below)
or for more information, please contact:
VictGarden17@gmail.com or call (203) 270-4340.
Volunteers may work alone, or can form teams! 
Please note: last year’s volunteers get right of first refusal.

 

Together, let’s make The Victory Garden the Best of Newtown!
Thank you to our Victory Garden Committee:

Volunteers