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New Haven Farms Community Meeting

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New Haven Farms Community Meeting

Time: January 18, 2012 from 6pm to 7pm
Location: Mary Wade Home
Street: 118 Clinton Avenue
City/Town: New Haven CT 06513
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Event Type: information, exchange
Organized By: Melissa Waldron Lehner
Latest Activity: Jan 18, 2012

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Come find out about New Haven Farms and our plans for an urban farm at the Quinnipiac River Park behind the Brewery Square Apartments which will benefit the Fair Haven community. See photos of proposed area here

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Comment by Barbara Melotto on January 18, 2012 at 3:04pm

I am sorry I cannot attend tonight's meeting, but had several questions.

1. Who will be the farmers? Local people or anyone from New Haven ?

2. How will this property get water?

3. What means will protect said garden?

4. Since this property is not part of chatham Square, why are we involved?

Comment by Terry Freeman on January 18, 2012 at 10:58am

Although I can't attend tonight's meeting, I want to add a question/concern for discussion. I am a daily walker in the Quinnipiac River Park, going all the way to the end near Brewery Square. I've also been a community gardener for many years, and believe in the importance of urban gardening.  My question is, how will we include the needs of neighborhood children, youth, and adults who use that end of the park for impromptu football games, baseball games, picnics, and dog-walking? It has been used as a safe, friendly place for years...people of all ages smile and greet each other as they enjoy being outdoors, especially on summer days and weekends.

I've been very happy to see children (often with adults) enjoying healthy outdoor play in this area on a regular basis during warm weather, and would hate to see them lose the open space. A place for family picnics is another healthy thing for the neighborhood, as people cool off near the river in hot weather.  I suspect that people who use this park live nearby. in the Chapel Street/Ferry  area, and may not know about this meeting or about the CSA.

Let's not move ahead on a big plan without involving the people who live nearby and use this area constructively and to their benefit. I also urge that a large open space be left for sports and free play (frisbee, kites, bikes, etc. as it is now) so that Fair Haven young people can get the exercise they need and deserve. The sloping, narrow, long part of the park along Front Street is not as suitable for sports and games, as balls go into the street and the river.

(also put this in blog section, but want to make sure it is seen. Terry Freeman)

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