Looking for a place to let your garden grow but don’t have the room at home? Brick will launch its first ever community garden this year which will allow residents to plant flowers, fruits and vegetables in a community setting with plenty of room.
The community garden will be housed at the Havens Homestead property on Herbertsville Road, Mayor John Ducey said this week.
The pilot program will provide 10 raised garden beds, which were provided by Home Depot on Route 88. The program is being run with the help of the Brick Garden Club. Ducey said the program provides a great opportunity for households who wouldn’t otherwise have the chance to experience growing their own food and adding those healthy foods to their dinner table.
“If this pilot program is successful, we would like to expand the program next year,” said Ducey.
Beds will be available on or about June 1, 2015 until October 31, 2015 at a cost of $20 for the season. Applications will be available on the township’s website and can be either completed and submitted online or delivered to town hall by May 26. Depending on the number of applicants, the beds will be assigned on a first come, first served basis or a lottery.
A meeting will be announced and held at Haven’s Farm prior to June 1 to address rules and regulations, township officials said.
In addition to seeking applicants for the beds, the township is also looking for volunteers to help establish and maintain the garden area. Please visit the Township’s Website, www.bricktownship.net, for further information and application instructions to apply for a garden bed or to volunteer.