Since 1972, KNOX has transformed acres of vacant lots into edible, productive gardens to combat food insecurity in Hartford. KNOX currently oversees 23 community gardens that serve more than 400 local families.
Most of the community gardens are located in the central part of Hartford and reflect the city’s cultural diversity – gardeners’ backgrounds include Somali, West Indian, Puerto Rican, African American and Vietnamese. While providing healthy, safe, affordable and culturally relevant foods for families, KNOX’s community gardens offer the opportunity to establish relationships within and across social and physical barriers. These green spaces beautify and enhance neighborhoods, create outdoor classrooms, and serve a vital role in fostering community self-reliance.
Be a part of our growing and diverse family of community gardeners today! Garden plot sizes range from 300 square feet (15×20) to 625 square feet (25×25). KNOX gardeners receive free seeds, water, and as much advice as needed! KNOX staff, workshops, and library are wonderful resources for both new and experienced gardeners.