Thread City Family Garden
We are the family that supports the garden -
and the whole community is our family.
Everyone is invited.
The Thread City Family Garden was created by the Windham Youth CORE in 2016, with the support of the Town of Windham, CT DEEP, and the Jeffrey P. Ossen Family Foundation. We produce thousands of pounds of fresh fruits and vegetables for the community each season, through the collective effort of our GROW Windham staff, the Windham Youth CORE, and local volunteers. Our garden cultivates food justice, youth power, and the local economy.
WAIM Community Garden
The Windham Area Interfaith Ministry (WAIM) Community Garden was “created” in 1993 as a communal organic garden space for people who had no other place to exercise their growing heritage, or simply produce vegetables as a supplement to their diets or income.
Today, it consists of two sections: the “Upper Half” (90’ x 175’) is divided into twenty-four 20’x20’ plots for individual gardeners to cultivate. The individuals have full control over where the yield from their plots goes.
The lower portion of the garden (70’x100’) is the “Communal Half” — a large vegetable garden maintained by volunteers, the produce from which is donated to local community members.
The Windham Regional Community Council Inc. (WRCC) hosts many organizations, GROW Windham included. Here we work during the Academic Year, and when we aren't gardening! The Community Table and hydroponics are also located here at our office.