Valley United Way understood there was a major food insecurity in the Valley. With the help of the sponsors and donors, they made it possible for the neighborhoods in Ansonia, Derby, Seymour, Shelton, and Oxford to have community gardens. These gardens were built to help food insecure residents obtain fresh fruit and vegetables.

“Grow Your Own” was established three years ago, the gardens consisted of plants, soil and tools and they were provided to Valley residents in need for backyard gardening. Today, the 13 locations of the community gardens will reach and serve a greater number of people.



Gatison Park– 4th Street

Pine Lot Park– 28 Howard Ave

Beaver Brook– 96 Central St.

Salvation Army– 26 Lester St.

YMCA– 12 State St. 


Irving School– 9 Garden Pl.

Derby Library– 313 Elizabeth St.

Griffin Hospital– 130 Division St.

5th & Olivia– 5th and Olivia St.


Community Center– 20 Pine St.

Trinity- 91 Church St. 


Good Shepherd– 182 Coram St.


Immanuel– 25 Great Hill Rd.

Premier Sponsors

Raymond P. Lavietes Foundation, Inc.





Valley United Way is seeking more members of the community to volunteer to help with the garden.

It is not too late for gardeners to sign up. For more information contact Valley United Way (203)926-9478