Berkeley Heights Community Garden


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2022 BHCG Application
BHCG - New Gardener Application and Operating Rules (fillable PDF)

Mission

To provide a source of organically grown fruits and vegetables, cultivate a place for people of all ages to experience the rewards of gardening, learn organic farming methods, sustainable living, and preservation of the harvest, promote community pride and unity, and encourage environmental stewardship and awareness.

About the Garden

The Berkeley Heights Community Garden opened in April 2019 and provides residents of Berkeley Heights and nearby towns the opportunity to rent a plot for the growing season, typically March through November. There are 29 plots available for rent with one additional plot reserved as a “giving garden” to grow produce for donations to local food pantries. One of the 29 plots is available as a restricted mobility raised bed.

The garden operates as an organic garden and over the course of the season, there are many opportunities to learn gardening techniques and share key learnings with other gardeners.

Applications for new gardeners are made available in December for the upcoming season. If the garden is oversubscribed, a lottery system will be used to select the new gardeners.

Location

The Berkeley Heights Learning Community Garden is situated in the field just behind the Littell-Lord Farmstead at 31 Horseshoe Road.



Application

The application for the 2022 garden season is now available. We currently have eight plots available for the upcoming season, including one raised bed for restricted mobility. If we receive more than seven applications, we will use a lottery system to select the new gardeners. 

Applications must be received on or before January 15, 2022. Please make checks payable to “Township of Berkeley Heights” and in the memo section write: “BH Community Garden.”

All applicants will be notified by January 22, 2022.

BHCG - New Gardener Application and Operating Rules (fillable PDF)

Mail or drop off your application AND check to:
Karen Anzalone
BH Community Garden Application
32 Holly Glen Lane South
Berkeley Heights, NJ 07922

Berkeley Heights/Murray Hill Resident:$65
Non-Resident:$75
Security Deposit:$50
TOTAL AMOUNT DUE:$115 OR $125


$60 of the Garden Plot Fee will go towards water, supply, and maintenance needs of the garden. $5 will go towards a contingency fund for unanticipated costs. The $50 security deposit will be refunded if the gardener has surrendered any claims to the plot, the plot is cleared at the conclusion of the growing season and the participation hours have been complete (by 11/1).

Articles in TAPinto Berkeley Heights

To learn about the community garden and the journey to its development, here are links to a few articles that have
appeared in TAPinto Berkeley Heights

April 28, 2019
Ribbon Cutting Marks Opening Of Berkeley Heights Learning Community Garden

April 15, 2019
Berkeley Heights Community Garden Breaks Ground

February 6, 2019
Applications Still Being Accepted for Community Garden

October 25, 2018
Berkeley Heights Approves Community Garden, Calls for Applicants

July 25, 2018
Plans for Berkeley Heights Learning Community Garden Evolve

April 5, 2018
Berkeley Heights Considers a Community Garden, Calls for Applicants