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Beginning of Gardening Season, April15th, 2022

April 15 @ 9:00 am - November 27 @ 11:00 am

Spring is here, and we are excited about the 7th gardening season of the NEEC. Our volunteers are very enthusiastic and eager to meet the new challenge of exceeding our 2021 produce record.

As in the last two years, we will start working at the 94 Pine Street Community Garden at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church. We have a lot of things to do in advance in our 16 associated community gardens and environmental projects. Let’s get started!

ARE YOU LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES?

NEEC Community Gardens and Environmental Projects:

  1. Sanctuary Demonstration Community Garden, 40 South Fullerton Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07042.Basic regular tasks: a) Planting; b) Filling the rain barrel; c) Watering; d) Harvesting.
  • Occasionally tasks: a) Adding soil to the beds; b) Adding compost; c) Weeding; d) Preparing the garden for the winter. Note: Filling the rain barrel, needs to be coordinated with J. German

Currently Growing: Planting in progress

  • Master Gardeners opportunities to oversee the project and lead the volunteers – Twice a week for 1.5 hours – Two Master Gardeners can take one shift each.

  1. Crane Pak Demonstration Garden, Glenridge Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07042. Basic regular tasks: a) Planting; b) Watering; and c) Harvesting.
  • Occasionally tasks: a) Adding soil to the beds; b) Adding compost; c) Weeding; d) Preparing the garden for the winter. Note: Other tasks must be coordinated with David Wasmuth
  • Currently Growing: Planting in progress
  • Master Gardeners opportunities to oversee the project and lead the volunteers – Twice a week for 1.5 hours – Two Master Gardeners can take one shift each.

  1. Pine Street Community Garden, 94 Pine Street, Montclair, NJ 07042. Basic regular tasks: a) Planting; b) Watering; and c) Harvesting; d) Monitoring the composting site; e) Organizing the greenhouse.
  • Occasionally tasks: a) Adding soil to the beds; b) Adding compost; c) Weeding; d) Preparing the garden for the winter. Note: Other tasks must be coordinated with Jose German
  • Master Gardeners opportunities to oversee the project and lead the volunteers – Twice a week for 1.5 hours – Two Master Gardeners can take one shift each.
  • Currently Growing: Sugar snap peas, carrots, Swiss Chard, Red onions, Collard Greens. Need to be planted, since only less than half of the garden is planted.

  1. New Cooper Avenue Community Garden, Cooper Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07043. Basic regular tasks: a) Planting; b) Watering; and c) Harvesting; d) Monitoring the composting site; Occasionally tasks: a) Adding soil to the beds; b) Adding compost; c) Weeding; d) Preparing the garden for the winter. Note: Other tasks must be coordinated with Jose German
  • Currently Growing: Sugar snap peas, carrots, Swiss Chard, Red onions, Collard Greens. Need to be planted, since only less than half of the garden is planted.
  • Master Gardeners opportunities to oversee the project and lead the volunteers – Twice a week for 1.5 hours – Two Master Gardeners can take one shift each.

  1. New Passaic Neighborhood Women’s Center Community Garden, Third Street, Passaic. Basic regular tasks: a) Planting; b) Watering; and c) Harvesting; d) Monitoring the composting site; Occasionally tasks: a) Adding soil to the beds; b) Adding compost; c) Weeding; d) Preparing the garden for the winter. Note: Other tasks must be coordinated with Jose German

 Currently Growing: Need to be planted

  1. Sprouting Totowa Community Garden, Totowa, NJ – Associated Community Garden – Volunteers need to coordinate with Garden Leader.
  2. Watchung School, Montclair, NJ – New Garden in progress.
  3. Kinnelon Middle School Community Garden, Kinnelon, NJ – Associated Community Garden.
  4. Green Acres Community Garden, Rosa Park Blvd, Paterson, NJ – Associated Community Garden – Volunteers need to coordinate with Garden Leader.
  5. Montclair High School Farm-to-Table Community Garden, Montclair, NJ – In progress – Associated Community Garden
  6. Organic Villagers Community Garden, 16th Street, Paterson, NJ – Associated Community Garden – Volunteers need to coordinate with Garden Leader,
  7. East Orange Community Garden – Associated Community Garden
  8. Montclair High School Community Garden at Rand Park, Montclair, NJ – Associated Community Garden
  9. Brookdale Overlook Spring Restoration Garden, Montclair/Bloomfield, NJ – Volunteer opportunities under the supervision of the head of the project only.
  • Master Gardeners opportunities for the preparation of the garden for the season. Weeding, planting will be happening soon.

  1. Florham Park Pollinator Garden at Spring Lake Nature Reserve – NEEC Partnership with Florham Park Environmental Commission, and the Boy Scouts.
  • Volunteer opportunities to help the kids to plant 300 plants.
  1. Florham Park Rain Garden at Spring Lake Nature Reserve – NEEC Partnership with Florham Park Environmental Commission, and the Boy Scouts.
  • Volunteer opportunities to help the kids to plant 300 plants.

Jose German-Gomez, contact Information: Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm; Email address: JGerman@neearth.org

Greg Pason, Community Gardens Coordinator, contact Information: Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm; Email address: gpason@msm.com   ONLY FOR COMMUNITY GARDENS AND COMMUNITY FOOD NETWORK.

David Wasmuth, Environmental Projects Coordinator, contact information:  Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm; Email address: dawasmuth@gmail.com ONLY FOR CRANE PARK DEMONSTRATION GARDEN AND BOOKDALE PARK RESTORATION PROJECT.

Mary Knowles, Director of Communications and Public Relations, contact Information: PRMediaManager@neearth.org

For additional information please contact us at:

Info@neearth.org or call us at (973) 233-1106

             

Details

Start:
April 15 @ 9:00 am
End:
November 27 @ 11:00 am
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Organizer

Northeast Earth Coalition
Phone:
(973) 233-1106
Email:
info@neearth.org
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Venue

Pine Street Community Garden, at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church
94 Pine Street
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
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Phone:
973-233-1106
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