Armstrong Court Community Organic Garden was founded in April 2009 by a group of community members dedicated to organic gardening, sustainable living and the belief that community gardens can change health, wellness and the attitudes of the gardeners it serves. Located at the 144-unit Armstrong Court Housing Complex in Greenwich, CT, this nearly 15,000 square foot garden dates back to the late 1960s, but was left dormant for over 25 years. Led by Greenwich resident and life-long organic gardener, Patty Sechi, a leadership group of seven is responsible for the gardens rebirth, with the goal of creating a self- sustaining food source for residents of Armstrong Court and for members of the community.
In 2011, we began work on a Children's Butterfly Garden, which will be used by the Greenwich Head Start program as a teaching garden, and will also be open to the residents of the Housing Complex where it is located. We have identified 3 raised beds in the organic vegetable garden that we will also make available for the Head Start program. With the help of CT Audubon and a local nursery we also installed a Native Plant Garden this year, which was also designed to encourage birds and other pollinators to continue to visit all of our gardens.
We hope to create and support organic community gardens throughout Greenwich in order to ensure access to healthy and economical food, to create opportunities for community building, and to encourage exercise, health and wellness. We are working with the town of Greenwich to create another garden in town with groundbreaking scheduled for summer of 2012.
2 Toolsheds, Pergola, Raised Beds
bathroom, running water, community sitting area with tables and grill, garden classes, native plant garden