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Phone: 860-FDF-8711 * Fax: 860-722-6555 * Send mail to: P.O Box 1924 Hartford, CT 06144-1924 * Located at: 183 Windsor Ave, Windsor CT 06095

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In the News

November 7, 2017

Bloomfield health insurer Cigna has donated $25,000 to Hartford's Keney Park Sustainability Project to build and operate an aquaponics system.

The project is intended to advance goals of health and nutrition education and development of community-based food systems. The...

November 7, 2017

Cigna is contributing to the environmental health of Keney Park, one symbiotic relationship at a time.

The insurance giant on Monday donated $25,000 in seed money to the Keney Park Sustainability Project, a program operated by the Family Day Foundation. Those funds cove...

November 7, 2017

The Hartford Courant newspaper reports on the Connecticut city's first production-scale aquaponics system, aimed at promoting healthy living and cooking. The Keney Park Sustainability Project, a program operated by the Family Day Foundation, just received a $25,000 gra...

November 7, 2017

HARTFORD – Eating healthy can be costly but not doing so can come at a cost to your health.  Since many in Hartford don’t have access to food, a local organization plans to bring it to the city’s poorest areas.  Hartford native Herb Virgo is the behind the plan to turn...

November 7, 2017

Herb Virgo’s vision arrived on four wheels, painted a yellow as bright as the future he hopes it’ll bring to the North End.  A decommissioned school bus, a relic from the Springfield school district, sits behind the greenhouse operated by the Keney Park Sustainability...

February 20, 2017

Whole Foods is passionate about supporting the local causes that are important to their communities. First off, it’s a given that each store donates food to area food banks and shelters. Additionally, several times a year, Whole Foods stores hold community giving days...

September 27, 2016

Members of the Hartford Yard Goats staff, including General Manager Tim Restall, recently spent the day building a greenhouse in partnership with the Keney Park Sustainability Project. The greenhouse will help to provide fresh produce, and agricultural and environmenta...

July 8, 2016

Keney Park, one of Hartford's busiest outdoors spaces, is entering a new epoch, due in no small part to the efforts of the Family Day Foundation's Herb Virgo and some collaborating organizations.

Virgo is a Hartford native who grew up in a West Indian culture that value...

"You know you’re at the Community Food Security Awards when working the room means having multiple conversations about urban beekeeping.

Every year, the City of Hartford Advisory Commission on Food Policy honors those who are working to improve access to nutritious and...

November 17, 2014

Hartford environmentalists and community advocates came together recently to honor 24 Green Heroes in Hartford. The heroes that were recognized include: Herb Virgo of Family Day Foundation, who created a greenhouse aquaponics system in Hartford's Keney Park; Mayor Pedr...

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