Farm Farm

Fodor Farm Community Garden

There is a community garden in the next town over from where I live that for as long as I can remember was an abandoned house and overgrown yard. It was purchased by the town a few years ago and now holds 220 4′ x 12′ garden beds plots that resident families can rent for a mere $5 a season, which is kept low by an obesity prevention grant under the Connecticut Department of Health.

I drive by this garden frequently, but a few weeks ago I happened to have my camera in the car and the evening light was just beautiful. When my girls said they didn’t mind, I stopped in for a quick photo session. Although there were only two people working in their gardens when we arrived, there were probably as many as 20 people working away when we left.

So here you go – a little porn for the gardener

The cabbages I’ve seen around this year have looked pretty awful; probably due to the crazy weather we’ve had. The cabbages here however were beautiful.

A blossom of a butterfly bush

A bee gathers pollen from a coneflower

The lovely colors of Swiss chard

This zinnia has so many textures and colors when looked at this closely.

I just love allium flowers

Onion blossoms

Sweet Peas

Sweet Peas


More lettuce

This was no dumb bunny. He clearly knew where to find the best fruits and vegetables around.


  1. wow, what an awesome initiative. its a shame more communities don’t do this.

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