Outdoor group exercise classes, outdoor pool, personal training and summer camp are now open at the Berkeley Heights YMCA & Summit YMCA!
If you are not participating in available programming, your membership will remain on hold until further notice. We continue to share reopening details and new program information as it becomes available. Looking for more information? Check out our latest announcements.
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The garden located on Beauvoir Place has 52 raised beds available for our community members to grow organic food. The garden sits on a parcel of land donated for use by Overlook Medical Center, and was partially funded by a grant to the Summit Area YMCA from the Centers for Disease Control's ACHIEVE program. ACHIEVE stands for Action Communities for Health, Innovation & Environmental Change. Additional support is provided by grants from the Overlook Foundation, the Summit Garden Club, and the Junior League of Summit. The goal of the Summit ACHIEVE Community Garden is to grow organic vegetables, fruits, and herbs to promote healthy eating.
$75 + $50 Security Deposit
Plot assignments will be announced March 9, 2020. First come first serve.
All gardeners are required to attend one of the following pre-season organizational meetings:
As part of our agreement, each gardener is required to complete 1 work day for general garden maintenance. You may select from the options below:
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.
For questions or more information, please contact:
The mission of the Summit ACHIEVE Community Garden is to bring neighbors together to share the benefits of organic gardening for a healthier community. As such, we strive to provide fresh vegetables to our neighbors who visit the Saint Teresa Food Pantry. We ask that you consider donating your excess crops to the Food Pantry when we organize weekly collections, and sign up to work in the Food Pantry beds.
MONDAY - FRIDAY
8:00AM to 9:00PM
Or dusk, whichever is earlier.
SATURDAY & SUNDAY
9:00AM to 9:00PM
Or dusk, whichever is earlier.
Post your community garden photos on Instagram with #summitacg!
About the Summit Area YMCA
The Summit Area YMCA is one of the area’s leading 501(c)(3) charitable organizations. Founded in 1886, The Summit Area YMCA has a history steeped in working side-by-side with our neighbors to ensure that everyone, regardless of age, income and background, has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive. Our branches are vital, vibrant, and valued centers in the community, which provide meaningful experiences for individuals and families. Each year, we serve more than 10,000 individuals with our free and fee-based programs and services in an area spanning the communities of Berkeley Heights, Gillette, Millburn, New Providence, Short Hills, Springfield, Stirling and Summit.