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Join Plot It Fresh

Grow your own fruits and vegetables through our Plot It Fresh program, Newark’s biggest community garden. Whether you are a seasoned gardener or an eager beginner, anyone can take advantage of the Plot It Fresh Community Gardens. Plots come with seeds, access to tools, and technical assistance so everyone in share in growing something amazing!

The Plot It Fresh season runs from March 15 through November 15, weather permitting. The Hawthorne Avenue Farm site will be accessible during set hours when a staff member is present and the site will be closed for Observed Holidays. The Smith Street site is open dawn to dusk.


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:                                              

  • United Airlines
    United Airlines
  • Bank of America
  • Prudential
  • 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
  • Horizon Foundation
    Horizon Foundation
  • PSEG
  • Whole Cities
    Whole Cities
  • Investors Foundation
    Investors Foundation
  • ShopRite Newark
    ShopRite Newark
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Stone Foundation of New Jersey
  • Tito's Handmade
    Tito's Handmade
  • Wakefern Food Corp