Due to the Corona Virus, Town Hall is open to the public by appointment only. Please be patient as some of our employees are working remotely. Please call the appropriate department if you have any questions or call the Mayor's Office at 860 355-6010. Sorry for any inconvenience.
The Town Clerks office is currently by appointment only from 9am-4pm. Please call 860-355-6020 or e-mail to schedule an appointment. Passports will not be processed in New Milford at this time.

The New Milford Public Library is closed until further notice  The New Milford Senior Center is closed for all programs, but is available by appointment only.

For information regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) please see the following links: CDC, CT Department of Public Health, Governor's Executive Orders. Information can be found by dialing 211.
Click HERE to see what essential businesses are open and their hours.

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A Victory Garden (sometimes called a "war garden") is a vegetable garden planted at a private residence or public park that is designed to reduce pressure off the traditional food supply during times of national duress.

Since gardening is generally considered therapeutic, a Victory Garden has the side benefit to providing an avenue for exercise, and being a huge morale booster for those that get to reap the delicious rewards of their efforts.

With the current food insecurities affecting many citizens, in addition to hit-or-miss availability within the traditional food supply chain, The Town of New Milford, CT, along with several residents (mostly volunteers) is encouraging residents to grow their own food at home.

Our goal is to help gardeners discover the joy of growing their own food and providing for their families and neighbors.
Thanks and we look forward to helping our citizens on the awesome endeavor that is gardening!

There is New Milford Victory Garden Page on  Facebook that has videos and helpful hints to help you make your garden a success.

The New Milford Victory Garden Page is updated constantly with the most recent videos and info.

Click here for to visit the Facebook page

Do you have some bounty from your Victory Garden to share?

Volunteers will be at John Pettibone Community Center in New Milford this Sunday, August 2, 2020 to collect extra produce for distribution to local organizations that help our residents with food insecurities.

Please let us know items and quantities with this form.
Call Diane at 908.723.2785 if any questions.
https://docs.google.com/…/1FAIpQLSdU_K6NQyswhRvjvP…/viewform

Thanks for sharing and best of luck as the growing season continues!




For more info on  planting, the Farmer's Almanac very helpful. Click here for a planting calendar for Litchfield County.

 

Former Mayor Bob Gambino has written a book "Easy to Grow Vegetables". Although  written for children, it is a great resource for first time gardeners of all ages. It is a large file so if you are interested in a copy, contact phembrook@newmilford.org and she will email you  a copy