BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Now that the Township Council has approved the Learning Community Garden, the Berkeley Heights Environmental Commission is putting out a call for people to submit applications.  The purpose of the garden is to give people a chance to grow vegetables on a fenced plot.  

The location for the plots is the Littel-Lord property, located at Mountain Avenue and Horseshoe Road.  Whether they have a garden or not, anyone interested in applying for a plot and helping to organize and launch it can 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.