BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ -- The Berkeley Heights Environmental Commission is putting out a call for residents who have an interest in joining a community garden. The purpose of the garden is to give people, who do not have gardens at home, a chance to grow vegetables on a fenced plot.
The proposed 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 908-464-0550 x11.
The mission of the Berkeley Heights 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 $60, plus a $50 refundable security deposit.