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 2012 expanded to 420 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 through a lottery process.
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 plot throughout the growing season from April to November, and must use 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. Duke Farms will provide compost and water will be available on site.
Organic Gardening Classes
All gardeners will be required to attend a free "Community Garden Orientation" and "Organic Gardening 101 Workshop" prior to the start of the season. Additional 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.
- William Wilson -Team Leader, Volunteers / Community Garden