There are only five plots left in the Community Garden sponsored by Saint Gregory’s Episcopal Church on Beverwyck Road. Area gardeners who want to reserve space to grow their own produce this summer should contact the church immediately. Plots are 10 feet by 10 feet in raised beds. Watering is facilitated by environmentally friendly passive water collection methods (no hoses) and is done by hand. Organic fertilizers are also encouraged. Saint Gregory’s will be supplying free, additional top soil to supplement the fertility of garden plots.
Returning gardeners will have priority to claim their plots from last year until April 1. Otherwise space is being assigned on a first come, first grow, basis so interested gardeners should contact the church at (973) 887-5879 and get their names on the list as soon as possible. It is acceptable to leave a message if no one answers. The office staff will call you back. For specific questions regarding Saint Gregory’s community garden please call (973) 887-5879.
Participation in this year’s Community Garden program is free, although the church does ask that a donation of fresh produce be made to area food programs and deserving senior citizens Saint Gregory’s will ensure that these donations are delivered. Participants will be responsible for their own organic fertilizers, borders, and plants. Saint Gregory’s does provide gardening tools although participants are welcome to bring their own. Garden hours will be from dawn to dusk. All plots are marked off and ready to be tilled and planted. Beginning gardeners are welcome!
All unclaimed plots after May 12 will be devoted to growing food by Saint Gregory’s for participating local food banks.
Saint Gregory’s is located at 480 South Beverwyck Road in Parsippany.