Welcome to GROW Windham

Spring is here! and so is the Urban Growers Workshop Series at Lauter Park! 

GROW Windham is a collaboration of community partners dedicated to promoting access to healthy food in the Windham region through the support of community food projects and food- and garden-based youth programming.

Our focus areas include:

  • K-12 Programming in all of the Windham Public Schools;
  • The Windham Youth CORE, our high school youth program, in which participants develop leadership skills while implementing projects that support the local food system;

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Join ECCD and GROW Windham this Saturday as our Urban Growers Workshops continue...

Our topic will be "Integrated Pest Management." We will focus on pest problems we find (like gypsy moth caterpillars on blueberries and fruit trees) and ways to improve habitat for beneficial insects (pollinators, predatory insects).

WHERE: GROW's new Thread City Family Garden, in Lauter Park (a great pocket park along the Natchaug River in Willimantic). The garden is between the river and the skate park.

WHEN: this Saturday (6/24), 10am-12:30.

For more information about this workshop or the Connecticut Community Growers Alliance, contact

ECCD's Conservation Technician Michael Soares:
860-319-8809
michael.soares.eccd@comcast.net
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Don't forget to register for Integrated Pest Management on June 24th! ... See MoreSee Less

The last Urban Grower's Workshop on Integrated Pest Management is coming up on June 24th. Save the date! Free but please register...

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Don't miss! "Write Your Roots"
June 3 at 7:30 at Windham Town Hall and June 4 at 3 PM at CLiCK. Ten Willimantic community members come together to tell stories about food and its connection to place, love, fellowship, culture and memory. A talkback following the show will center on Willimantic's food culture, organizations and initiatives.
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Big planting day for the Windham Youth CORE at the Thread City Family Garden. A huge thank you to Alice's Greenhouse, for starting our tomatillos, peppers and heirloom tomatoes, which will become the ingredients for GROW Windham Sofrito, and Doug Crane's Dragon's Blood Elixir hot sauce - how's that for a local food system!?! ... See MoreSee Less

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Growing youth, Growing food, Growing community