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Creating just pathways to agriculture

Organic Strawberries

Our Goals

Cultivating Justice is a community-led organization meeting community-identified needs around food security, land access, environmental justice, civic engagement, power building, and pathways towards agriculture for people underrepresented in Connecticut's farming community. Our goal is to nurture Connecticut's next generation of farmers of color.

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Upcoming Events

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Saturday, February 24th from 9am to 3pm

45 Wyllys Avenue, Middletown, CT 06457

This event, and all the workshops and supplies, are FREE!

Childcare and Lunch Provided


This event is open to everyone, and centers BILPOC, justice-impacted, and low-income families. Entire families, from babies to elders are welcome! Come for some or for all of the event!

Full schedule coming soon! Check out last year's event:

Our list of workshops and presenters is growing every day, and includes sessions on: 

Growing, Freshwater Fishing, Herbal Healing, Hemp, Beekeeping, Composting, Veganism, Social Change, Canvassing, Organizing, and more!  Formal schedule coming soon, stay tuned! 

Growing Power is sponsored by a bunch of really great folks at Wesleyan University, Katal Center, and Chicks Ahoy Farm, Inc. 


Questions? Email

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Donate today and Sustainable CT will MORE THAN DOUBLE your contribution!

This summer, we'll start our newest EggUcation Series,
"How to be a Farmer"!
Women and BIPOC participants will learn the ins and outs of becoming a farmer in CT; get all the support and resources they need to make their own compost; and start down the pathway towards agriculture! 

Every dollar you can offer has more than double the impact thanks to our partners at Sustainable CT. 

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Get Hooked on Fishing!
Enganchate a la Pesca!

Sunday, May 7 at 10am
Domingo, Mayo 7 a las 10am
McCutcheon Park-Crystal Lake

Register HERE

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Growing Power:

A Cultivating Justice Workshop Series
Saturday, February 18th at 10am
 at Wesleyan
Register HERE

  • Workshops Include:

    • Gardening 101- Hosted by Fire Ring Farm with Kristianna Smith, and Stacey Barka

      • Learn how to plan out your garden and make your own bucket gardens to take home.  

    • Black Herbalism & Healing- Co-Hosted by Sasha’s Whole Earth and Fruitful Ascension 

      • Learn about Black herbalist traditions of natural healing. Sample juices and teas, and more! 

    • Fishing 101- Hosted by Life 1122

      • Learn the basics of fishing using plastic fish and magnets. Limited number of fishing licenses (for people 16 & up), and fishing kits (for kids) available.

    • **BLOC Organizer Training- Hosted by Katal Center for Equity, Health, & Justice

    • Urban Chicken Keeping Course- Hosted by Amy Grillo and Lorenzo Jones of Chicks Ahoy 

      • This is the first chicken keeping class in our course. We're making it available to anyone interested in a general overview of what it takes to keep egg-laying chickens.

Urban Chicken Keeping Course-CLASS FULL
Curso de Crianza de Gallinas Urbana-CLASE LLENA


Stay Rooted as We Grow

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