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Let’s get to it! (COVID-19 Update 4/15/2020)

We are here because of you. We are here for you. The strength of KNOX rests in each of you and your efforts as volunteers, gardeners, donors, and most of all connectors. Our focus is using horticulture to engage the entire community and right now we all need each other! Now is the time to connect in new ways to share ideas, knowledge, and resources. Getting outside and getting your hands in the … [Read more...]

KNOX COVID-19 Response (March 18, 2020)

All of us at KNOX recognize the importance working together to respond to COVID-19. Based on the guidelines set forth, KNOX offices are closed to the public, however KNOX staff members remain hard at work. To provide you with our best service, please email us directly with your inquiries and requests. For your convenience, please find the email addresses of our staff below. If you want a call … [Read more...]

Canopy Campaign Update

October was a busy month planting trees in Hartford with both new and long-time tree champions through the KNOX Canopy Campaign. For example, both TD Bank and Travelers provided volunteer power and funding to plant more than 100 trees this month! You can learn more and see them in action in this video and these pictures. Additionally, the KNOX Green Crew has been busy planting trees in Hartford … [Read more...]

Making an Impact with Environmental Education

Students from Impact Academy are digging KNOX. This month, a group of vibrant high schoolers helped prepare the pollinator bed at our new community garden on Sigourney Street. To start our day, we discussed the need for pollinators and their importance to garden health. The goal of this activity was to provide opportunities for young adults to get involved in the local community. Impact Academy … [Read more...]

UTC, Engineers Without Borders, and Hartford High School Install Rainwater Harvesting System at KNOX’s Community Garden

On Friday, September 20th, 2019, over 40 volunteers from United Technologies Corporation (UTC), Engineers Without Borders, and Hartford High School joined KNOX staff to enhance KNOX’s new Hudson Street Community Garden. Volunteers installed a rainwater harvesting system on the garden’s gazebo to supply water for the site’s raised garden beds. Gregory Hayes, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer … [Read more...]