News 2017-10-04T09:49:14+00:00

WESTSIDE NEWS

Urban Institute Case Study

The Vita Health & Wellness District is a one-mile corridor in Stamford, Connecticut, that has positioned itself as a “health-themed neighborhood,” offering mixed-income housing, health care services, community farming, early childhood education programming, and supportive services to residents. Led by the city’s public housing authority Charter Oak Communities and Stamford Hospital, this collaboration of city agencies and community-based organizations has focused on building physical and social capacity in a distressed neighborhood, with an emphasis on leveraging collective investments to yield a positive impact on neighborhood health and well-being.

Click here to read the entire case study by Urban Institute

Fairgate Farm Community Composting Initiative

Thanks to a grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), residents and businesses will be able to learn the importance of composting as an important sustainability effort. Food waste is a valuable resource that’s crucial in local sustainable agriculture.

Stamford Invest Health

Investing in the Health and Safety of Stamford’s West Side Community – The City of Stamford was awarded a planning grant aimed at improving health and safety in our neighborhood. The Stamford team will conduct community outreach to ensure community-wide input. Click here to read more

Fairgate Farm Learning Center

If you’ve never learned how to plant a seed or weed a garden, no problem! Starting this Spring, Fairgate Farm is launching a learning center. It’s free, fun and educational. Volunteers of all ages and skills are needed. The Farm also has a calendar of activities. Visit www.fairgatefarm.com to learn more!

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