New Haven Land Trust manages 50 community gardens, operating in every neighborhood, and 6 coastal nature preserves covering approximately 80 acres in the City of New Haven. Our mission is to engage people in the stewardship and cultivation of the land for a healthier community and environment.
In 2016, the Land Trust
In 2017, we will continue with all of the above listed efforts and plan to further expand our Growing Entrepreneurs program and our environmental educational offerings.
The Land Trust’s most pressing needs this year are:
Stewarded gardening activities in forty-six gardens across New Haven, engaging over 1,000 gardeners as primary program participants; distributed 4,800 seedlings, 600 seed packets, and over 150 cubic yards of compost or garden soil to community gardeners; Installed five new sheds from recycled materials, repaired fencing and built 28 new raised beds at gardens throughout the city.
a series of seven successful gardening workshops, plus a beekeeping
demonstration which featured new hives at Liberty-Springside Garden.
Martin de Porres Garden served over 200 through donations to the
Downtown Evening Soup Kitchen; the Bethesda Lutheran Garden donated
over 90% of what they grew to Christian Community Action up to twice
a week; and the Amistad Catholic Workers Garden gave produce to
the soup kitchen next door.
Reports from various gardens:
"The garden gets people from different ethnicities and immigrant groups working together. Passersby express curiosity and appreciation for its contribution to the neighborhood."
"People are friendlier. It has made the neighborhood nicer. An area for dumping became a garden. The neighborhood has come together, a place to gather around to admire and talk about.""It gives people a chance to experience nature and grow food. It bring neighborhood people together, in a positive way."
"The community gardening program is wonderful and has changed the emotion, economic and spirititual life of the community."
"The community gardening program is a wonderful resource and continues to be a bright spot in this portion of the Hill neighborhood. I have many great stories and pictures of fun and produce growing and harvested over the years."
Justin is a seasoned
community leader who brings incredible energy, entrepreneurial spirit and
passion for the mission of the New Haven Land Trust.
Professionally, Justin has worked with the Yale Office of Sustainability and served as a sustainability consultant to numerous companies. He has a dual master’s degree from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies and the Yale School of Management. Elicker’s community and environmental leadership includes the Friends of East Rock Park, which he reinvigorated with Cedar Hill resident Betty Thompson, and New Haven Green Drinks, which he co-founded. He served for four years on the New Haven Board of Aldermen, spearheading environmental initiatives and serving as an informal advisor to the Food Policy Council. Most recently, he completed a city-wide campaign for mayor. As a candidate, he demonstrated his ability to effectively lead a large-scale outreach effort, raise funds and motivate staff and volunteers to engage thousands of people across the city.
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