Like the rest of New England, Fairfield has a long agricultural history. Though most of our former farmland has been developed into residential plots, Fairfield and our surrounding towns are still home to many thriving farms. These growers share an invaluable set of skills: understanding the complexities of growing food with the seasons and theContinue reading “Farmstand Spotlight: Southview Farm”
As one travels around Fairfield, it is clear we are home to many avid gardeners. From window boxes, to vegetable beds, to landscape design, every inch of our outdoors is a canvas for planting, and this town is full of green thumbs. If you have the inclination, growing your own food garden is cheap, funContinue reading “Fairfield’s Community of Gardeners”
With a little bit of know-how and adventurous spirit, home gardening can be a very economical way to grow nutritious food for yourself, get you outside for some fresh air, and solidify your connection to the nature in your own backyard. Starting your own plants from seed is the most economical way to fill outContinue reading “Spring into Gear with Seeds!”
Our national food system is complex and wasteful. The average plate of food travels 1,500 miles to reach our tables and over 4 million tons of food is wasted each year. According to the National Institutes of Health, the adverse environmental and health effects of pesticides are becoming increasingly clear. On a positive note, there has been impressive growth in farmers’ markets, community-supported agriculture (CSAs), and other outlets for farmers to sell wholesome, unprocessed products directly to consumers. The United States Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service has noted a sharp increase in local food sourcing by restaurants, retailers, and regional distributors.
The Sustainable Youth CT is excited to present the following video on “Why To Go Vegan” on the 50th anniversary of Earth Day! The Sustainable Youth CT would also like to invite you all to pick one or more vegan recipes to cook on Earth Day (some links are provided below), and take a pictureContinue reading ““Why to Go Vegan” by Sustainable Youth CT”