What We Offer
Four new raised bed gardens have been added to the Community Garden at 20 Hartford Road. These gardens are for families with young children who would like to grow some of their own food. Don’t worry if you’re new to gardening. We can help you get started through several experienced volunteer gardeners you can turn to for instruction and advice. This is a great opportunity for families who live in an apartment without their own space. BHF is looking for families wishing to garden a half or full 4’X8’ box. It will be first come first served. Here are a few reasons gardening is a great opportunity for families with young children. We'll be adding more play feartures for young children this Spring.
- It's an activity that children love to do with their parents.
- You get to enjoy your favorite fresh vegetables all summer.
- You make new friends and you save money!
- Opportunities are available to learn from a Master Gardener.
Interested? Please contact us through FaceBook to learn more.
We hope to offer the Imagination Playgrond on a regular schedule this summer so families can tend their garden while their children enjoy the playground at the Frank Cheney Mansion. You can request the application by emailing us at
Through 2018, more than 250 parents have participated in BrightStart For Families. Their children experienced fun and learning while dads and moms had time to reflect on what their children really need to thrive with other parents like them and our BrightStart Team. This is possible because of our amazing community volunteers who give freely of themselves and their time and the generous financial support of individuals and local foundations like the SBM Charitable Foundation and the Mortensen Foundation. Thank you!