Local Chapters

Mystic, CT

This BFA Discussion Group is located at Coogan Farm (at the Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center) in Mystic, CT. To contact/join this group, please see the contact info on the left.

Chapter Benefits & Projects: 

Farmer Craig Floyd holds classes and workshops at The Giving Garden at Coogan Farm.

Coogan Farm (at the Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center) in Mystic, CT [ map ] is open Mon-Thur and Sat 8:00 am - 4:00 pm. Harvest day Mondays 8:00 - 10:00 am.

100% of the crops grown go to the Gemma E. Moran United Way Labor Food Center, which distributes food to 63 programs that serve 91 feeding sites across New London County. Since its conception in 2014, the Giving Garden has donated over 33,071 pounds of produce to help their neighbors - that's 16 and a half tons.

Upcoming Events & Meetings: 

For notification of chapter meetings and events, email the Chapter Leaders and request to be invited to join their “Giving Garden” closed Facebook Group located here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/Cooganfarmgivinggarden/

Also check their calendar of events at the Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center: https://dpnc.org/calendar/

Upcoming events at the Nature Center
162 Greenmanville Ave, Mystic, CT 06355
[ map ]

Seed Starting
Saturday, February 16, 2019 from 1 - 3 pm
Learn the best practices for starting seeds indoors, including augmenting potting soil, inoculating seeds, how to plant seeds, as well as light, heat, and water requirements.

Transplanting Seedlings
Saturday, March 16, 2019 from 1 - 3 pm
Now that you have a beautiful collection of seedlings, join us for a discussion on how to transplant seedlings into larger pots or directly into garden beds in ways that encourage optimal seedling health and decrease chances of shock.

Soil Testing
Saturday, April 13, 2019 from 1 - 3 pm
Plants grow best with in well-balanced, living soil. Learn how to test your soil and what to do with the results in order to encourage the proper microbial and fungal communities to thrive.

Planting the Spring Garden
Saturday, May 18, 2019 from 1 - 3 pm
Give your plants a healthy start in the garden. Learn what plants like to grow close together, pest control, feeding your plants and much more.

For a complete list of programs and to register, visit dpnc.org/calendar or call 860.536.1216