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Plot It Fresh Community Garden Program


Love to garden but don’t have the space? Plant your own
vegetable garden in one of the Plot-It-Fresh Community




Want to grow with us in 2023? APPLICATIONS OPEN!


2023 Registration Schedule

Returning Gardeners: October 11, 2022

Clinton Hill Neighborhood (Newark) Residents: November 15, 2022

South Ward (Newark) Residents: December 13, 2022

All Other Newark Residents: January 3, 2023

All Other Applicants: January 31, 2023


Plots will be assigned in the order we receive applications. Applications will not be considered until after the appropriate registration date.

2023 Plot It Fresh applications are currently closed. To sign up for the waiting list please contact us at or call (862) 373-5114.

Garden Hours

Our community gardens are closed during the winter months. The Plot It Fresh season runs from April to November, weather permitting. 

Our Locations

Our Hawthorne Avenue Farm is located at 446 Hawthorne Ave and is accessible during set hours when a staff member is present. The farm boasts 232 4' x 8' individually-rented raised beds and a shared picnic area.

Our Smith Street Garden is located at 144 Smith Street and is open dawn to dusk. The garden contains 27 raised beds of various sizes and a shared herb garden which is maintained by Greater Newark Conservancy. 

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  • Victoria Foundation
    Victoria Foundation
  • The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation
    The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation
  • The Healthcare Foundation of NJ
    The Healthcare Foundation of NJ
  • FMKirby
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    Whole Cities
  • ShopRite Newark
    ShopRite Newark
  • The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey
    The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey
  • Stone Foundation of New Jersey
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    Bayer Fund