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The Berkeley Heights Environmental Commission would like to extend an invitation for all Berkeley Heights gardeners to voice their interest in building a community garden in town.  This initiative is being made possible with the help of a grant from Sustainable NJ.  A community learning garden would provide its residents with an opportunity to learn about organic gardening, try their hand at square-foot gardening or vertical growing.  Classes on composting, seed-saving, companion planting, native planting, and preserving would be provided by NOFA members and Master Gardeners of Union County.

Many Berkeley Heights residents know the frustration, first-hand, of losing much of their harvest to deer, insects and various other critters.  Another common complaint is that their yards are too shaded.  Now is their chance to do something about it.  An online survey has been created for those gardeners interested in all aspects of the community garden.  From building and designing to participating and maintaining, there is a need for all positions.  Come to an organizational meeting on Monday, September 23, 2013 from 6:30pm to 7:30pm, to be held in the conference room at the BH Town Hall.  The online survey can be filled out at www.surveymonkey.com/s/BHCLGarden. 

Please email chairman@bhec.org for any questions.  The Berkeley Heights Environmental Commission is always looking for residents interested in helping the town stay "green" and their meetings are held on the 1st and 3rd Mondays, at 7:30pm in the conference room of the BH Town Hall.

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