The Community Garden
The Community Garden plots are open to the public and offer a great space to practice organic gardening.
The Community Garden is located on a quarter-acre on the westbound side of Wolfe Road, near its intersection with Route 46 East. There are a total of 145, 10′ x 10′ plots and are available on a first come, first served basis. Annual membership rates for residents of Mt. Olive Township and members of The Land Conservancy are $35 per plot and gardeners are able to select their individual plot. There is a one-time irrigation fee of $30. Water is provided by individual spigots located through the garden. The fee for non residents is $45 a year plus the $30 one time irrigation fee.
The Community Garden is part of the South Branch Preserve, which totals over 200 acres in this location. Preserved by The Land Conservancy and its partners (including Mt. Olive Township) this land was purchased to protect the headwaters of the South Branch of the Raritan River, a drinking water supply source for over 1.5 million New Jersey residents.
The garden is surrounded by fencing, to keep out deer and rodents, including rabbits and groundhogs. A shed is located onsite, which houses some gardening supplies. Gardeners are encouraged to bring their own gardening tools and only organic gardening practices are allowed at the Preserve.
There is a volunteer garden committee that gardeners may join and programs and information is provided throughout the year to support and help educate the garden members about gardening & organic gardening practices. Pot-luck dinners and other social events may be held during the summer months for members of the Community Garden and their families.
The Community Garden is open from April 1st thru November 30th.
For additional information, to reserve a plot, or volunteer, contact Barbara McCloskey at (973) 541-1010, x14, or firstname.lastname@example.org.