The Summit ACHIEVE Community Garden, located on Beauvoir Place, boasts 56 raised beds where local residents can cultivate organic produce. Generously situated on land donated by Overlook Medical Center, the garden's creation was significantly funded by a grant from the Centers for Disease Control's ACHIEVE program to the Summit Area YMCA, with the term ACHIEVE symbolizing Action Communities for Health, Innovation & Environmental Change. Further backing comes from the Overlook Foundation, the Summit Garden Club, and the Junior League of Summit. The garden's primary objective is to nurture organic vegetables, fruits, and herbs, championing healthier diets. Embodying the spirit of community, the garden seeks to unite neighbors in the mutual appreciation of organic gardening, aiming for a fitter community. Gardeners are encouraged to donate surplus harvests during our weekly collections to benefit the Saint Teresa and GRACE Food Pantries in Summit, and to also volunteer in the Food Pantry beds.
MONDAY - FRIDAY | 8:00AM to 9:00PM
SATURDAY & SUNDAY | 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Or dusk, whichever is earlier.
SUMMIT AREA YMCA
The garden has operating rules that all gardeners and co-gardeners must agree to follow in order to participate. Failure to comply with the Operating Rules may result in forfeiture of the plot, garden fee, and the security deposit.
Please note: Primary Gardeners must be at least 21 years old and live in Summit.
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In 1886, we were founded as the Young Men's Christian Association, but today, we are The Y. An association that values and is made stronger by, its diverse people. We stand for youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility — For a better us. We are committed to creating equal opportunity for all regardless of gender, age, disability, income, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or religious affiliation. We strive to create a welcoming and inclusive culture in which our four core values — responsibility, honesty, caring, and respect — are integral to everyday operations.
Each year, as one of the area’s leading 501(c)3 charitable organizations, the Summit Area YMCA serves more than 15,000 individuals with our free and fee-based programs and services in an area spanning the New Jersey communities of Berkeley Heights, Gillette, Millburn, New Providence, Short Hills, Springfield, Stirling, and Summit. Our history is rooted in working side-by-side with our neighbors to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive. Through the generosity of our members, donors, and partners, we are able to offer financial assistance for our programs and services to those in need.