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I am an engaging librarian striving to develop and promote creative programs that encourage the discovery of library services. I enjoy the challenge of applying my skills and experience through a variety of desktop publishing, graphics, content management and office software to produce appealing materials. My family, like my garden, continues to grow and sustain me.

leasing a plot 2021

Returning gardeners can renew their plot leases beginning Monday, March 1, 2021. New applicants may register for a plot beginning Monday, March 15, 2021. 

To lease a plot you will need to contact the Ewing Municipal Clerk’s Office, 609-538-7609, to schedule an appointment. In order to limit exposure time for staff and residents please print and complete the Plot Application and Gardener Guidelines we’ve provided. Fill out the forms and bring them to your appointment along with your lease fee. Plot leases are $5 per plot and residents are limited to two plots. Checks should be payable to Ewing Township and exact currency is required.

A form outlining the gardening practices during the COVID-19 pandemic is also provided. Please take the time to review them to keep yourself and other gardeners healthy.

Community Garden Meeting

ECGA_001A meeting for members of the Ewing Community Garden Association will be held on Thursday, February 13, 2020, 7:00 p.m., Room 208 at the Ewing Community Center, 999 Lower Ferry Road. On the agenda is a review of the current garden bylaws and guidelines, spring garden cleanup day, long term garden projects, and community partnerships.

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