Red Bank Community Garden Gets Growing

January 11, 2013
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RED BANK – Councilwoman Kathleen Horgan and Red Bank Community Garden Committee Chairperson Liz Seydell have announced that the community garden on Marion Street will soon be ready to lease plots for the 2013 growing season.

Applications for Red Bank residents to lease plots in the new Red Bank Community Garden will be available online on Jan. 15 on the borough’s website at under the Parks and Recreation Department forms link. Forms also may be obtained in person at the Parks and Recreation Department office on the second floor of the Red Bank Borough Hall, 90 Monmouth St.

Completed applications from Red Bank residents will be accepted beginning Feb. 15, on a first-come, first-serve basis. The fee to lease a plot for one growing season is $25 and must accompany the application. Multiple sizes are available. Plot sponsorships are also available.

The Community Garden Committee has been working hard to secure donations and has received a $1,000 grant from the Garden Club of New Jersey’s Community Gardens Committee. The money comes from a Specialty Crop Block Grant awarded to this committee by the state Department of Agriculture and will be presented on Feb. 17 at the New Jersey Flower and Garden Show at Raritan Center in Edison. The borough garden was able to qualify for the grant through the sponsorship of the Navesink Garden Club of Red Bank.

The committee also wants to thank Builders General in Little Silver for its commitment to donate fencing materials and Rysers Landscaping in Little Silver for its donation of topsoil.

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