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Plot It Fresh

Plant your own productive vegetable garden to nourish your body as well as your spirit!

By adopting one of our garden plots, community members can spend time outside in the sunshine, work with their hands and their community to produce beautiful—and bountiful—fresh food gardens. For an annual rental fee, our Plot It Fresh program provides local residents with gardening and farming education, as well as access to gardening space in Newark. As part of the Plot It Fresh programs, gardeners receive startup materials, such as seeds, technical gardening assistance, and access to educational workshops.

In addition to the immediate benefit of learning new skills in farming, Plot It Fresh members will be able to provide healthy, fresh produce fresh for their family while saving on their grocery budget—a gratifying experience all around!

Garden Hours

Our community gardens are closed for the winter season. The Plot It Fresh season runs from March 15 to November 15, 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. 

Registration Event

Saturday, January 11 • 10am - 12pm

Join the Plot It Fresh community garden program by attending this mandatory informational meeting at the Conservancy’s main office at 32 Prince Street. During the meeting, we will discuss program rules and regulations; take your Garden ID photo; and collect applications and annual fees.

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