Making a Difference

Through the hands of our volunteers of all ages, and generous community donations, we plant, tend and harvest organic vegetables to nourish families through local soup kitchens and food pantries. Join us as we strive to make a difference, one meal at a time.

Our Mission

The East Lyme Giving Garden provides sustainably grown produce to those in need in our community, in order to make a meaningful impact on local food insecurity. The Garden also provides education on healthy eating, sound growing practices, and fosters community engagement. The Garden promotes preservation of our region’s open spaces while using sustainable growing methods focusing on regenerative soil practices. We value the diversity within our community and want to provide a common and welcoming space for all.

Interested in Becoming a Volunteer?


We regularly hold volunteer work days – come join us in the garden! Times can vary depending on the weather, so emails are sent out at the beginning of each week with the schedule.


We are gratefully accepting donations through PayPal. 100% of all donations go towards growing food and educating our community. Your gift is fully tax deductible.


Thank you to our many sponsors and supporters for everything they’ve contributed toward our mission! To date we’ve had over 60 individual volunteers and half a dozen groups volunteer in the garden.

Find The Garden

4 Church Lane, East Lyme, CT

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