Community Garden Sites

Absecon Lighthouse Community Garden

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Established 2012
Organizer: Jean Muchanic, Executive Director
Address: 31 South Rhode Island Avenue, Atlantic City

Garden Description: Community Garden located in the First Ward of AtlanticCity. 20 beds available. Beds rented by area residents and businesses. Currently both Tony Baloney’s and Luke Palladino Hospitality Group maintain beds are this garden. A few beds are also maintained by the Lighthouse staff for educational purposes.
Sponsored by: Luke Palladino, Chef & Owner Luke Palladino Hospitality Group

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Established 2011                                    Organizer: Erin Brown, Director                 Address: 101 North Boston, Avenue, Atlantic City, NJ

Garden Description: Garden is co-utilized by ACDN preschool students and the Garden Club students at the Sovereign Avenue Elementary School. Students prepare and maintain beds. Garden yield incorporated into food served at ACDN and into the curriculum. The garden is located in Ward 5 of Atlantic City.        Sponsored by: Lisa Savage, Chef & Owner of Sage and Lisa’s Cafe

Hope Community Garden

Hope Community Garden October 2011Established 2010
Organizers: Sabrena Brandon
(Atlantic City Housing Authority)
Mona Bawgus
(Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Atlantic County)
Address: 912 Mediterranean Avenue, Atlantic City

Garden Description: Garden utilized by AC Housing Residents. Residents rent beds and enjoy 3 seasons of harvest. The Rutgers Master Gardeners support this garden. Participants enjoy monthly activities at the garden which teach organic gardening techniques, and healthy food preparation skills. This garden is located in Ward 2 of Atlantic City.
Sponsored by: Mussel Bar by Robert Widmeier, Revel Resort and Casino; Chef Dean Dupuis

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Established 2011, Relocated 2014               Organizers: Beth Joseph-Arentz,  Director of Communications and Donor Relations/Andrea Steinberg, LCSW, Executive Director                 Address: Jerome Avenue, Margate, NJ 08402

Garden Description: Garden to be relocated in 2014 to new site in Pleasantville. Garden cared for and utilized by JFS clients. The garden introduces nutrition lessons and improves the foods being served to the JFS case management clients.

COMMUNITY HARVESTERS CHURCH Community Garden

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Established 2011
Organizer: Pastor Alexander Smith
Address: 204 North New York Avenue, Atlantic City

Garden Description: Garden located on site of “Community Harvesters Church”. Pastor Smith and congregants tend the community garden. Garden Harvest is shared with residents of New York Tower Hi-Rise who have limited income and mobility as part of monthly food pantry distribution. Garden programming and healthy eating demonstrations also take place at pantry distributions. Summer youth programming began in 2013 to expand the work of this congregation’s garden. This garden is located in Ward 3 of Atlantic City.

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Established 2010
Organizer: Joan Manning-Hill
Address: 118 W. Bayview Ave., Pleasantville, NJ 08234

Garden Description: Garden consists of several raised beds which are maintained by the members of St. Mary’s Youth Ministry. Programming and outreach efforts have originated from this garden, and encourage healthier choices and lifestyle practices for area students.

Click here for St. Mary’s Episcopal Church Garden Blog. Learn more about what is growing at their garden site.

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Established 2013
Organizers: Jodi Kahn (finance), Candace Negron (garden)
Address: 500 London Avenue, Egg Harbor City, NJ 08215

Garden Description: Garden is constructed on City-owned property that has been made available for youth programming.

 

 

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Established 2011
Organizer: Captains John and Tricia Cornelius
Address: 22 S. Texas Ave., Atlantic City NJ 08401

Garden Description: Garden comprised of many raised beds located on the lot owned by the Salvation Army, Atlantic City. Salvation Army clients and volunteers maintain the garden beds and are able to take home the fruits of their labor. In 2013, AtlantiCare Growing Green provide youth programming to this agency introducing nutrition and healthy food preparation concepts to the Salvation Army’s summer camp participants.

Caring Inc. Consumer Garden

Established 2013                                                                                                         Organizer: Heather Furca                                                                                           Address: 407 West Delilah Road, Pleasantville, NJ 08234                                                Phone: (609)484-7050

pumpkinGarden Description: Garden assists the consumers of Caring Inc., a non-profit adult day center, learn how to tend to their own vegetables, how to prepare fresh produce, and lends to education about health eating and ultimately a healthy lifestyle.

 

 

Hamilton Memorial Community Garden

Established 2014                                                                                                  Organizer: A Work in Progress Foundation                                                                       Address: Hamilton Memorial United Methodist Church, 609 Arctic Avenue (corner of Arctic and Connecticut Avenue), Atlantic City, NJ                                                                          Email: WIPfoundation@att.net

ham1 - CopyGarden Description: The community garden and playground are open to the public daily. Gardeners meet on Wednesday evenings from 5:00-7:00pm at the garden for harvesting of crops, garden bed maintenance and healthy living centered programming. Community Garden interns from the Richard Stockton College are onsite to help gardeners navigate the raised beds.

 

 

Pleasantville Housing Authority Community Garden

Established 2014                                                                                                Organizer: Shati Gerald, ROSS Coordinator                                                                   Address: 140 North Main Street, Pleasantville, NJ                                                             Phone:(609)646-3023

NV_8-8-14-7110Garden Description: Garden is open to residents of the Pleasantville Housing Authority. The garden provides the opportunity for residents to grow their own fresh produce despite living in an apartment building. Gardeners meet weekly to maintain the beds, harvest produce and partake in cheerful garden talk.

Egg Harbor Township Historical Society Community Garden                                    

Established Partnership in 2014

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Garden Description: The Egg Harbor Township Historical Society Community Garden is open to the public. A $25 seasonal donation will rent one of 10 full sized plots, approx. size 10’x20′. In addition there are two smaller wheel chair accessible raised beds for those gardeners in need.

Free To Be Children’s Garden at the Richard Stockton College

tomatoEstablished Partnership in 2014

Organizer: Elyse Smith                                                    Address:101 Vera King Farris Drive, Galloway, NJ 08205                                                                                          Phone: (609)652-4572

Garden Description: The Children’s Garden at Free to Be Child Care Center engages the children in the natural world and also introduces children to food variety in their diets and provides basic nutrition education. Children are hands on in the garden supported by staff, family and the community.