BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Residents have been sending in applications for the Learning Community Garden at the Littell-Lord farmstead on Horseshoe Road, but there are still a few openings.

 Anyone interested in applying for a plot and helping to organize and launch the garden can obtain an application at  Or contact the Berkeley Heights Recreation Department.  Email or call 908-464-0550 x11.  

The mission of the Berkeley Heights Learning Community Garden is to try to grow organic vegetables, fruits, and herbs to promote healthy eating. Union County master gardeners will advise gardeners on how to grow vegetables and share advice on organic gardening techniques. The Garden has operating rules that all gardeners must agree to follow. If there are more applicants than there are plots available, the plots will be assigned by a lottery system.  

Proposed plot rental fees for the first year will be $65, plus a $50 refundable security deposit.