Common Ground Garden

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Contact Information
Rev. Roger Joslin
Affiliated Parish
Holy Trinity, Greenport & Church of the Redeemer, Mattituck

Common Ground Garden “raises vegetables and gives them away” on the North Folk of Long Island. 

It was inspired by the observation that many farmworkers in the area work in vineyards, but can't afford the local organic produce sold at neighborhood farm stands.

The garden began as a church project with the vision of inviting in the whole community. The 50-by-100 foot garden plot, donated by Treiber Farms, now has 26 garden beds and various local organizations grow vegetables to donate to the community.

A lot of their produce goes to Center for Advocacy, Support and Transformation in Southold. They also donate to Centro Franciscano in Riverhead, a ministry of the Episcopal Diocese of Long Island. According to the Rev. Joslin, some of the produce also goes to the small pantries outside of Holy Trinity Episcopal Church and Church of the Redeemer in Mattituck.

Roger Joslin stands in front of a sign that says "Common Ground Garden" with the garden in the background

In four years, Common Ground Garden has come a long way

A joint project between Holy Trinity Episcopal Church (Greenport) and The Church of the Redeemer (Mattituck), Common Ground seeks to end food insecurity on the North Fork by providing food to those in need.