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Riverview Community Garden (RCG)

Within Riverview Community Garden (RCG) part of Jersey City's Adopt A Lot Program, we have created a Children's Learning Garden and our RCG Peace Garden.  In our Children's Learning Garden we wish to teach local children the joy of gardening (vegetables, herbs, flowers and plants), as well as how to prepare and share food with others.  This year we would like to increase production of vegetables and herbs, in addition to flowers.  Various activities will include those that incorporate art (our Art in the Garden) series, as well as nature...from our Lady Bug Release in conjunction with local organization "Farms in the Heights" to workshops on beekeeping, container gardening and saving seeds. 

With our RCG Peace Garden we wish to experiment with various types of gardening techniques from growing food vertically to container gardening.  A portion of the food grown in the garden will be donated to community members that are in need of fresh veggies who visit our garden. This garden will be tended to by volunteers in the community who wish to garden without the demands of securing a plot; student volunteers/interns in need of school credit and RCG members.  The community will benefit as a whole in learning various gardening techniques to use not only in the garden but elsewhere.  We wish to hold a community event where vegetables and herbs from these two gardens are used in dishes.  Our goal is reach and teach the Jersey City Heights community how to grow their own vegetables, herbs and flowers at home or in our community garden. The community will learn to rely less on store bought vegetables and save money while eating fresh, organic produce. In addition, we wish to share our knowledge of gardening to assist in the beautification of the Jersey City, Heights community. 

Where it's at:

285 Ogden Avenue
Jersey City, NJ 07307
United States

Garden type:

community garden

Garden size (in square feet):

1000

Garden beneficiaries:

families and children

Number of people reached:

50

What this project needs:

funds
tools
seeds
seedlings
volunteer labor
fruit bushes
fruit trees
gardening books
lumber
greenhouse
coldframe
irrigation system
rototiller
compost bin
trellises
beehive

Project leaders:

Tonja F. Jordan
Robin Balles

About us:

KGI is a nonprofit community of over 30,000 people who are growing some of our own food and helping others to do the same.  

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Kitchen Gardeners International
3 Powderhorn Drive,
Scarborough, ME, 04074, USA
info@kgi.org
(207) 956-0606