Common Ground High School

An education system is the backbone of a country's future. Agriculture is the limiting factor in a nation's strength. Mixing the two to help young people prosper is an endeavor every school system should be heading towards. At Common Ground students learn about urban agriculture and how to connect with food in an educational way. Planting seeds, growing leaders, and cultivating leaders, are the words that Common Ground fully embodies and tries to emulate in New Haven, CT. This educational center’s emphasis on connecting communities with agriculture and the environment has made them a leader in hands-on education. The innovative work to provide low-income children and families with nutritious produce and free educational programs has been the core of what they do. The initiatives to engage the youth and general public to show how they can give back to our planet will serve Connecticut well for many generations to come. Visit their farm's website.