Community Garden Sites

Absecon Lighthouse Community Garden


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

Atlantic City Day Nursery GardenAtlantiCare Nursery Garden Planting 10-6-11-0713

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

Jewish Family Service Community Gardenbasil_-_plant[1]

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.



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.

St. Mary’s Episcopal Church Youth Ministry51c8c0ea06194.preview-300[1]

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.

Egg Harbor City Garden (2 sites)Project Joshua Egg Harbor City Aug 2013 004

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.



Salvation Army Gardeneggplant-in-pot[1]

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.