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The Lyme Old Lyme Food Share Garden is partnering with the Region 18 School District to renovate the Lyme Old Lyme Middle School greenhouse!  The project will advance the garden’s mission to reduce local food insecurity while serving as a site to foster student curiosity and engagement.  


Access to a greenhouse will allow the LOLFSG to increase production by starting and maintaining plants for late-season crops.  While researching greenhouse options, Jim Ward, LOLFSG President, noticed that the

 greenhouse was currently unusable.  Ward approached RSD 18 administration about a potential partnership to renovate and modernize the structure.  Following a series of conversations between school personnel, garden members, and greenhouse professionals, the idea took root.  


Garden volunteers will also maintain educational exhibits for use by students such as a vermicomposting (worm) bin and a hydroponic display.  Teachers and students will have access to the greenhouse for classroom use or club projects.  

The Lyme Old Lyme Food Share Garden is a nonprofit organization started in 2021 to reduce food insecurity in local communities by growing and donating fresh produce.  Located at Town Woods Park, the LOLFSG is a fully volunteer organization.  In the past two growing seasons, more than 5000 pounds of fresh produce has been donated to the Shoreline Soup Kitchen and Pantries and the United Way.   Garden volunteers also compost food waste and maintain a pollinator pathway.  

​The Lyme Old Lyme Food Share Garden share of the project is $8000, approximately forty percent of renovation costs.  We are raising money through a crowd-sourcing effort supported by Sustainable CT.  Sustainable CT's innovative Community Match Fund provides fast, flexible funding to implement projects that align with a variety of sustainability actions. The Community Match Fund is structured to support and amplify grassroots efforts that strive to transform their community, neighborhood, and town for the good.  

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Our Community Garden

The Lyme-Old Lyme Food Share Garden’s goal is to provide fresh produce to help alleviate food insecurities and support healthy nutrition to families in Lyme, Old Lyme, and the surrounding communities.  All vegetables will be donated to the Shoreline Soup Kitchens, Food Pantry (SSKP).

and United Way.

Board Members

Jim Ward - President

Amy Mastrangelo-Vice-President

Sheila McTigue-Ward - Secretary

Jack Larocca - Treasurer

Liz Rubitski

Peter Hunt

Mylan Sarner

Bob Concasca

Nancy Moskow

Steve Moore

Mike Hanson

Our Location

We are located at 30 Town Woods Road in Old Lyme within the Town Woods Recreation Park.

About Us
Lyme Volunteer Fair
Sunday, October 23, - 2 to 4:30 pm
Lyme Public Library

Sponsored by the Democratic Town Committee, Republican Town Committee, and Lyme Public Library.

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Visit us at the Midsummer Festival on July 30th
  • March 15th's Meeting Presentation
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