Summit Achieve Organic Community Garden

 

2019 SUMMIT COMMUNITY GARDEN PLOTS NOW AVAILABLE!

The fenced in 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.

2019 GARDEN PLOT FEE

$75 + $50 Security Deposit
(Online registration ends March 4, 2019)

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Financial assistance is available for reduced fee plots.


PLOT ASSIGNMENTS

Plot assignments will be announced Thursday, March 7, 2019. First come first serve. Online registration ends March 4, 2019.

PRE-SEASON ORGANIZATIONAL MEETINGS

All gardeners are required to attend one of the following pre-season organizational meetings:

  • - Thursday, April 4, 7:30PM, Summit YMCA
  • - Saturday, April 6 10:00AM, Community Garden 

 

REQUIRED WORKDATE OPTIONS

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:

  • - May 11
  • - June 8
  • - July 13
  • - August 10
  • - September 14

COMMUNITY GARDEN OPERATING RULES

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. 

COMMUNITY GARDEN OPERATING RULES  



For questions or more information, please contact: 

Deb Graisser
(908)738-2165
sacg@theSAY.org


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.

 

Garden Hours

MONDAY - FRIDAY
8:00AM to 9:00PM
Or dusk, whichever is earlier.


SATURDAY & SUNDAY
9:00AM to 9:00PM
Or dusk, whichever is earlier.


WHERE IS THE GARDEN?

Beauvoir Place and Beauvoir Avenue,
Summit, New Jersey 07901




Additional information

www.SummitAchieveGarden.com

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. 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, New Providence, Millburn, Springfield, Short Hills, Summit, Gillette, and Stirling. Through the generosity of our members, donors, and partners, we are able to offer financial assistance for our programs and services to those with demonstrated need. 


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Contact

  • Deb Graisser

    • Business Manager, Childcare & Camp
      • Association Services
    • (908) 738-2165