Hammonton Community Garden
The Town of Hammonton wants to use 8,000 square feet of municipally-owned land to create the first community garden in our town. A significant number of town residents have expressed interest in a community garden.The gardens will benefit town residents who currently rent and thus do not have access to land on which to garden. Approximately 1,700 of the 4,500 households in town are rented; thus, we believe there will be significant demand for the garden when it is completed. Since the town also has a significant tree canopy, we also believe that many residents whose properties lack sufficient sunlight for gardening will also be interested in the project. The site is currently undeveloped, so preparing the land will be relatively simple. Production will be primarily oriented to vegetables and cutting flowers. The town has a long tradition of household gardening; fortunate residents grow a wide variety of vegetables and fruits, including grapes for home wine-making. While the community garden would not be used for grape-growing, the plots would afford renters and lower-income families and seniors the opportunity to produce less-costly fresh vegetables to help ensure a healthy diet. The gardens will feature raised beds, 4 feet wide by 20-30 feet long, to make it easier for gardeners to access all portions of the plots without tamping down the soil, and without the back strain associated with typical gardening.
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