Community Garden

Community Garden Handbook

 

Information

Overview
Duke Farms opened a Community Garden in Spring 2011 to provide people with the opportunity to grow produce that is healthy for them in a way that is friendly to the environment. The garden began with 210 plots, and in 2014 expanded to 448 plots.

Eligibility
People who live and/or work in Somerset County, New Jersey are eligible to participate; commercial enterprises are not eligible to apply at this time. Plots are awarded on a first come, first served basis.

Plot sizes/Annual Fee
Garden plots are available in three sizes: 10 x 10 feet for an annual fee of $20; 15 x 15 feet for $40, and 15 x 30 feet for $60.

Responsibilities
Gardeners are required to care for their plots throughout the growing season which runs officially from March 15 through November 15 (subject to weather conditions). Garden plots are offered in AS IS condition and gardeners must use organic practices (NO chemical fertilizers or pesticides will be allowed) in order to prepare and improve their plots. Gardeners also will be responsible for providing their own seeds or plants and must use their own garden tools to tend their plots. Water will be available on site and Duke Farms will provide a limited supply of compost.

CLICK HERE to view the Community Garden Participation Agreement.

Organic Gardening Classes
Classes on organic gardening, open to both Community Garden members and the public, will be held throughout the year.  

Questions about the Community Garden? Email us at cg@dukefarms.org for more information.

 

- Tanya Sulikowski - Manager of Education

 

 

 

 


 

Plot Registration and Renewals:

 

  • Renewal of existing plots: 11/17-12/1 through Eventbrite

CLICK HERE for the Plot Renewal Registration Page.

  • Additional plots (max 3) or plot changes for current gardeners: in person, Sat 12/06 9am - 12pm and Wed 12/10, 6-8pm.
  • New gardener registration: 1/1-2/28 through Eventbrite

 

Community Garden Volunteer Information

 

  • Every plot is required to volunteer 4 hours
  • For each additional plot add 1 hour
  • Half of the hours must be preformed by Aug. 1, 2015.
  • There will be weekly maintenance opportunities in the garden.
  • At least 2 large opportunities will be offered per month.
  • Tending the Giving Gardens will count towards mandatory volunteer hours.

 

If you have any questions, or want to sign up please email our Volunteer Coordiantor, Clifford Berek.

 

 

Active Volunteer Log In

Update contact information and check your service hours at the Volunteer Infromation Center.  If you are a new volunteer, fill out this Application Form.

 
 
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