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Trinity College Community Garden 

The Trinity Community Garden is an urban community garden located on Broad Street between Vernon Street and Allen Place, started by Trinity College. Its aim is to strengthen the relationship between the college and the Hartford community. This project provides Hartford families with food security by providing them access to nutritious foods at a reasonable price and by promoting healthy practices.  Throughout the summer community residents, Trinity faculty, staff and students grow squash, tomatoes, beans and other types of produce.We plan to add an aesthetic appeal to the area behind the garden so that it can serve as a centerpiece for the surrounding community. 


Come use the Trinity College Community Garden and start growing healthy foods for free now! To get started contact Trinfo Café at (860)297-4238 and ask how to get a free plot.

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How do I sign up for a plot(s) in the community garden?

If you would like to participate in the community garden please talk with the receptionist inside of Trinfo Cafe. You must fill out a garden contract that can be found here or at our front desk. If all beds are taken you can fill out a contract to be placed on our waiting list. New gardeners receive one plot (1/2 a bed). 

How long do I have a plot for if I sign up for one?

Plots are first come first serve. Signing up for a plot insures you a space in the community garden from April to October. Participants must request a new plot during late winter (February/March) by filling out a new contract and leaving it at the front desk. 

What can I grow in my plot?

Participants are allowed to grow anything within their plot as long as the plant is legal and is confined to within the plot. Plants are not allowed to cover the pathways between beds.

Are there seeds available?

Yes, Trinfo has a limited number of seed packets available that participants may use.

Are there tools available if I do not own my own?

Yes. The community garden is equipped with a shed that houses all of the garden tools. In order to access the shed you must sign out the shed key and ask the receptionist to unlock the second lock for you. Once you are finished using the tools return them to the shed and lock both locks, then return the key to the receptionist and sign the key back in. 

Can I pick from other plots?

Yes and no. There are designated plots within the garden that are communal and anyone who is affiliated with the garden can take items from this area. If the plot is not labeled as communal then it is off limits because it is most likely a personal plot. For more information please refer to the plot map.

How do I water my plants?

On the garden side of Trinfo there is a faucet that participants can use to fill up a watering can. Gardeners must sign out watering cans at the front desk if they would like to use them. There is also an irrigation system built into the beds that releases .5- 1 gallon of water into each plot.
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