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 462 plots.
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. Up to a maximum of 3 plots per gardener. New gardeners are restricted to 1 plot in their first year of gardening.
- 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.
Each gardener is responsible for the maintenance and regular upkeep of their plot. The Duke Farms Community Garden is open all year, subject to weather, with water available from March 15th through October 31st. Garden plots are offered in AS IS condition and need to be prepared each season by the participating gardener using strictly organic practices (NO chemical fertilizers or pesticides will be allowed). 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.
All gardeners who will work within the Community Garden have the following on record with Duke Farms:
Signed Participation Agreement
Signed Waiver of Liability & Photo Release
Organic Gardening Classes
Classes on organic gardening, open to both Community Garden members and the public, will be held throughout the year. Registration is required for all classes.
A list of upcoming classes can be found HERE
Would you like to join the Community Garden Facebook Group and Discussion Forum?
Email firstname.lastname@example.org and request to join.
Would you like to receive Community Garden emails to keep up-to-date on all that is happening in the garden?
CLICK HERE to opt-in to our Community Garden Newsletter.
Community Garden Staff:
Education & Community Garden Manager: Tanya Sulikowski
Garden Educator: Melissa Almendinger
Garden Coordinator: Stan Layton
Volunteer Coordinator: Clifford Berek
Questions about the Community Garden? Email us at email@example.com for more information.