"Grow Your Own" Neighborhood Garden
What is the Neighborhood Garden?
Located directly across from the Seymour Town Library are the "Grow Your Own" Neighborhood Garden beds. A joint project by the Valley United Way and Trinity placed 12 raised beds for the 2019 growing season at the top of a beautiful open hill that is accessible from Trinity's parking lot. Massaro Community Farm joined us in the 2020 growing season and are continuing to oversee the project, as well as our Garden Leader, Aaron (with the help of Tom and Harry), and a few others.
During the winter of 2020-2021, and as part of an Eagle Scout project, a labyrinth was added next to the gardens and in June of 2021, fruit trees and berry bushes were added. The plan is to add more garden beds before the 2022 growing season starts.
How does this benefit our neighbors?
The garden is planted and maintained each year by Trinity parishioners and a Massaro Farm coordinator. It is open to our neighbors to pick throughout the growing season. Follow us on Facebook or Instagram to get the most up-to-date info once the growing season starts.
What's ready for picking? (updated 5/31/22)
It seems hard to believe that this early in the season there is anything to pick but believe it! There is broccoli ready to be cut. And cutting the broccoli helps keep the plants healthy and growing. Stop by and get some!
If you're interested in volunteering (It's a great way for high-schoolers to earn community hours) just contact the church at 203-888-6596 or send us an email.
Even if you don't feel like harvesting veggies, the hill has a beautiful view overlooking downtown Seymour. Whether it's a spring field full of buttercups, or the brilliant colors of fall foliage, it's a nice place for a walk or to sit a spell and enjoy the scenery!