Community Garden

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The Hammonton Community Garden is located at 11th and Washington streets, by the NJTransit train station parking lot.

All plots are filled for the 2018 gardening season: please check back with us next year! Plots are $20 each. The Garden will open this year on Saturday, April 14.

Please deliver completed application with payment to Frank Zuber at Town Hall. Checks should be made out to the Town of Hammonton with a note that it is for the Community Garden. Please see application and guidelines below:

Regular Garden Meetings

Community Garden Members meet on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. During winter and bad weather we meet on the Third Floor of Town Hall; in spring and summer we meet at 6:30 pm and (during good weather) we meet at the garden.

Special Garden Events

Garden Talks:

Susan Hess from Still Room at Pitch Pines will discuss
Medicinal Uses for Culinary Herbs Weds. July 18th at 6:30 pm (at the Garden in
nice weather, 3rd floor of Town Hall if  rain/storms). Open to public, no RSVP necessary.

Eric Schmehl from Fermented Food & Beverage Supply Shop will hopsdiscuss Harvesting & Enjoying Fresh Hops, Tues. August 28th at 6:30, (at the Garden in nice weather, 3rd floor of Town Hall if rain/storms). Open to public, no RSVP necessary.

 

Children’s Workshops: 

Please RSVP in advance for availability of supplies to Lisa Zeuner. All workshops are free!

Come get your hands dirty with your little ones (big ones welcome too). In our Children’s Garden workshops we will explore themes of patience and nurturing with storytelling, gardening, creative dance, mindfulness activities and crafts. Please RSVP in advance to Lisa Zeuner at 1Elementalchild@gmail.com so that enough supplies are available for everyone. Workshops are free and all ages are welcome. * Weather pending. Please check back for updates on workshop cancellations.

Saturday June 30th 8:30AM– Nurturing Nature
During this lesson we will recognize the nurturing qualities we learn from observing and caring for nature. Join us as we plant watermelon seeds to nurture in our community garden beds, harvest and taste fresh snap peas and create recycled art for our garden using objects found in nature. Bring in sticks, shells, seeds, rocks or your unique find to create your own masterpiece. Please RSVP in advance to Lisa Zeuner at 1Elementalchild@gmail.com so that enough supplies are available for everyone. Workshops are free and all ages are welcome. * Weather pending. Please check back for updates on workshop cancellations.

Wed. July 4th 8:30AM– Red,White & Blueberry Celebration
Discover the benefits of eating fresh and local foods. Harvest vegetables from our garden to taste. Create colorful salads and learn to make healthy snacks with fresh Hammonton blueberries. Plant a mini sprout garden to take home to enjoy all summer long. Please RSVP in advance to Lisa Zeuner at 1Elementalchild@gmail.com so that enough supplies are available for everyone. Workshops are free and all ages are welcome. * Weather pending. Please check back for updates on workshop cancellations.

Sat. July 7th 8:30AM– Understanding Earthworms
Why are earthworms so important to mother nature? Learn about the happy life of an earthworm and how we can make nutrient rich soil with our underground friends. Bring a shovel to help us uncover and explore these wonderful wiggly ones. Bring a small container to bring your new garden pet home. Please RSVP in advance to Lisa Zeuner at 1Elementalchild@gmail.com so that enough supplies are available for everyone. Workshops are free and all ages are welcome. * Weather pending. Please check back for updates on workshop cancellations.

Wed. July 18th 5:30PM– The World is a Rainbow
Get out your rainbow colors and make today beautiful. Join us as we plant seeds and
taste the colorful goodies in our rainbow garden. Discover the health benefits of
colorful foods and expand learning with storytelling and games. Explore the garden
and search for colorful plants to inspire a still life painting. Please RSVP in advance to Lisa Zeuner at 1Elementalchild@gmail.com so that enough supplies are available for everyone. Workshops are free and all ages are welcome. * Weather pending. Please check back for updates on workshop cancellations.

Sat. July 28th 4:30PM– Garden Tea Party
Summer is the perfect time to join together to embrace the bounty of the season.
Wear your favorite hat to our garden tea party and join us for delightful
celebration of herbs. Learn to make delicious iced teas with herbs fresh from the
garden. Bring a summer snack to share with friends (optional). Please RSVP in advance to Lisa Zeuner at 1Elementalchild@gmail.com so that enough supplies are available for everyone. Workshops are free and all ages are welcome. * Weather pending. Please check back for updates on workshop cancellations.

Wed. August 8th 5:30PM– Flower Power 
Celebrate the healing properties of flowers and taste blossoms from our edible
flower garden. Flowers have been know throughout time to have the ability to
brighten our moods and help heal our bodies. Identify restorative properties of our
favorite flowers and uncover the mystery of their unique personalities. Help us
construct fairy houses for our edible flower garden. Please RSVP in advance to Lisa Zeuner at 1Elementalchild@gmail.com so that enough supplies are available for everyone. Workshops are free and all ages are welcome. * Weather pending. Please check back for updates on workshop cancellations.

Sat. Aug. 18th 9:00AM– Tales of the Three Sister’s Garden 
Celebrate themes of Community and Gratitude. Help us show our appreciation and
respect for the earth and it’s many gifts through story telling, mindfulness
reflections and dance. In this lesson we will learn the significance of a Native
American traditional giveaway; it is not the gift, but the gestures of giving and
receiving. Recycle an object from home or bring something special to share with a
friend during our gift giving activity. Please RSVP in advance to Lisa Zeuner at 1Elementalchild@gmail.com so that enough supplies are available for everyone. Workshops are free and all ages are welcome. * Weather pending. Please check back for updates on workshop cancellations.

Sat. September 8th 4:30PM–Salsa Fiesta 
In this final garden workshop of the season we will gather together to celebrate
the summer harvest with fresh eats, storytelling, dance & music. Join us in making
fresh salsa using vegetables from our Salsa Garden. Create musical instruments out
of recycled pantry items. Bring in a cleaned empty tin can (label removed) to make a
homemade Bongo, Shaker and Guiro; All In One! Please RSVP in advance to Lisa Zeuner at 1Elementalchild@gmail.com so that enough supplies are available for everyone. Workshops are free and all ages are welcome. * Weather pending. Please check back for updates on workshop cancellations.

Connect with Us

Please contact us at hammonton_garden@yahoo.com or check out the garden’s Facebook page for the latest updates.

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