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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
- Tanya Sulikowski - Manager of Education