The Fairfield Garden Initiative (FGI) aims to empower community members to grow their own healthy food, increase food security, and encourage regenerative growing practices, particularly for low- and moderate-income households in Jefferson County. The program is run by the Sustainable Living Coalition in collaboration with community partners and with support from the City of Fairfield. The FGI program is funded by a one-year CBDG grant (April 2022–May 2023).
FGI provides resources and assistance, including plant starts, gardening education, in-garden workshops, seed and garden tool lending, and compost. Last year, the FGI program collaborated with Wild Spirits Farm to help 118 households—providing over 3,500 free plant starts and compost—and worked with Werner Elmker Audio-Visual Studio to film 18 Basic Gardening Tips modules, with more to come. This season, FGI anticipates serving 150 households.
Enroll by filling out the New Participant Interest Survey at GardenFairfield.com. The deadline to apply is April 15, 2023.