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Plot It Fresh

Through Plot-it-Fresh, community gardeners cultivate garden plots & grow their own produce at either the Hawthorne Avenue Farm or the Smith Street Community Garden in Newark. Start-up materials and assistance will be available over the course of the season in addition to occasional gardening knowledge-share workshops and other community events. 

Returning Gardeners: Pre-register for the 2022  growing season beginning October 11th, 2021

New Applicants: Register beginning January 1st, 2022 

***Registration will close on March 4th, 2022  for all applicants***


Payment: Payment will be collected by cash or card at either the Hawthorne Ave Farm or at 32 Prince Street after official plot assignments are made in March 2022.

  • Plot fees for the 2022 season are $15 for 4’ x 8’ plots and $8 for 4’ x 4’ plots (4’ x 4’ plots are located at Smith Street only). Gardeners will receive further instructions once final plots are assigned.


Contact Liam Stiefel by emailing with any questions or by calling (862)-373-5114.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to COVID-19, and for the safety of our community and staff, we have revised our Plot It Fresh protocols.  All gardeners must wear masks covering their mouth & nose; everyone must maintain strict social distancing rules.  For the complete listing of all new Plot It Fresh protocols, please click here.

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

Renewing Renters: Pre-register for the 2021 growing season beginning November 2nd, 2020

New Applicants: Register beginning January 1st, 2020

To register, please email this completed form to or mailing a printed, filled out copy to the Greater Newark Conservancy (32 Prince St, Newark, NJ 07103). Payment will be collected after registration closes and beds are finalized.

***Registration will close on February 23rd, 2021 for all applicants***


Location Requested (pick one):  Plot fees for the 2021 season are $15 for 4’ x 8’ plots and $8 4’ x 4’ plots at either:                                               

  • Hawthorne Ave.
  • FarmSmith St.   
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