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Our fall community garden clean up day is Saturday, September 30. Roll up your sleeves and help us get the garden ready for winter. Bring work gloves and tools. Student volunteers from The College of New Jersey will also be helping.

Start time: TBA  

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Earth Day Clean-up

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Student volunteers from The College of New Jersey assisted Ewing Community Garden members with our spring garden clean-up day. Many hands weeded, shoveled, mulched, cleared, and transplanted to get the garden ready for the growing season. A special thank you to the Ewing Township Department of Public Works for loaning us their tools.

Garden Tilling

Due to a broken tiller the township WILL NOT be able to till conventional plots for the 2017 season. We hope you will remember that the cost for a ECGA plot is nominal and that the township has been incredibly generous by providing free water, a port-a-potty, and tool loans. We recommend gardeners network with fellow gardeners and coordinate a shared rental.  Tillers are available for rent from West Trenton Hardware and Home Depot.

Community Garden Meeting

vegetable-garden-border-clipart-clipart-free-clipart-imagesSpring is not far off and it’s time to start making plans for the 2017 garden year. The Ewing Community Garden Association will meet Wednesday, February 15, 7:00 p.m. at the Ewing Township Senior and Community Center, 999 Lower Ferry Road. 

Our agenda will be:

  • Review of the Good Garden Neighbor guidelines
  • Update or re-approve garden bylaws
  • Elect Garden Council members
  • Review of the plot sign-up process for existing gardeners

 

 

Fall Garden Clean-up

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The Fall Clean-Up at the Ewing Community Garden would not have been possible without the help of the more than twenty College of New Jersey student volunteers who joined gardeners to clean out compost piles and weed and beautify the community areas of the garden. Teams of students were lead by gardeners, Bob Ellis, Dorothy McMillan, Pat Mulligan, Meg and Stuart Rich, and Karen Serach. Thank you to all the gardeners who worked to clean their plots and get the garden ready for winter.

Fall Meeting and Clean Up

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There will be a meeting on Wednesday, August 31, 7:00 p.m. at the garden (Ewing Community and Senior Center, 999 Lower Ferry Rd, if it rains). This is an important meeting to organize work teams for the fall garden cleanup on Saturday, September 17. We are fortunate to once again have student volunteers from The College of New Jersey helping us with the clean up, and we need gardeners to lead work teams to have a successful work day.  Hope to see you in the garden.

Get growing!

faucet-1066626_960_720The Trenton Water Works has turned the water on at the garden. Gardeners can now get growing!

Our next meeting will be Thursday, May 19, at 7:00 p.m. at the garden.

The agenda for the meeting is:

  • Planning informational sessions on composting, irrigation, companion crops, soil improvement, and types of gardening (perennial, vegetable, flower, square foot, intensive, etc.) 
  • How to handle excess produce (community table, compost or giveaway)
  • Garden issues/questions needing community attention. We will start a list of gardeners interested in taking over abandoned plots. If you cannot make the meeting and want to be on the list, please email ewingcommunitygardens@gmail.com

Weather permitting, we plan to meet in the garden in the community area behind the kiosk. There is limited seating, so please bring your own lawn chair to be comfortable. If the weather is inclement the meeting will be held at the Ewing Senior and Community Center.

See you in the garden.

Growing a Greener/Healthier Ewing