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Duke Farms Community Garden

Duke Farms opened a 240-plot Community Garden in Spring 2011 to provide people with the opportunity to grow healthy produce in a way that is friendly to the environment. To meet increased demands for space, the garden was expanded to 462 plots in 2014 and is now the largest allotment-style community garden in the country. Our gardeners practice organic, sustainable methods such as no-till gardening, building soil biology and the use of natural mulches for water conservation. Each garden plot is privately maintained by individual renters. Individuals who live and/or work in Somerset County, New Jersey are eligible to participate

As part of the Duke Farms Education Program, the Community Garden offers a wide variety of educational opportunities such as classroom lectures, “walk and talk” sessions and hands-on workshops. We support a robust “Giving Garden” program which donated over 1,600 pounds of produce to local food banks in 2015. All levels of gardeners are welcome to join!

Website: http://dukefarms.org/en/programs/communitygarden/

Contact: Paul Smith at 908-243-3646, or at psmith@ddcf.org.

This is a public service listing. From time to time, Alfrea advertises community gardens, farmer’s markets and local food producers in an effort to build the local food economy. We receive no money for this service and, while we strive for accuracy, we make no guarantees. For more details about these offerings, please contact the organization directly. Pricing is listed at $1 for technical reasons. Please contact the provider for the actual price.

Sustainable Practices
Lot Size: Medium (less than 30 x 30 ft)
Actual Lot Size: 10x10, 15x15 and 15x30

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