Building community. Feeding our neighbors.
Help Tuckerton Seaport’s Community Garden get growing! What better place for a community garden than your community museum? As recovery and rebuilding continues following Superstorm Sandy, we learned that although it has been three years 1,200 families currently receive help each month from the local food pantry. We have been committed since the beginning to helping in any way we can. We bring items collected at the Seaport to the Tuckerton Food Pantry each month, but more help is needed. Tuckerton Seaport & Baymen’s Museum wants to continue to support our neighbors by launching a Community Garden, bringing volunteers together to plant and harvest, and then sharing the fruits of our labor with those in need. After all, New Jersey is the garden state. The Seaport will also host programs focused on healthy eating, recycling, and planting a garden at home. The Seaport can act as a hub, uniting people in need with those who want to give back. Here is your chance.
Tuckerton Seaport Community Garden 2017
Starting Saturday April 29th 2017 at 10AM
The Tuckerton Seaport Community Garden is about to kick off, bringing the community together to grow and harvest food which is donated to the Tuckerton Food Pantry! Bring your family and friends to learn how to grow food organically and give back to the community. The first day in the garden we will be cleaning out the beds and preparing the soil for planting. Then volunteers will plant frost tolerant crops including; cabbage, kale, peas, radishes, parsley, lettuce, spinach, swiss chard, and beets. The next planting will be May 13th 2017 and we will plant corn, cucumbers, eggplant, squash, beans, peppers, potatoes, garlic and melons. Get your hands in the dirt and enjoy the experience of harvesting your first tomato, ear of corn or head of cabbage. This year the garden is growing in size, now including six (6) four foot by twenty foot raised garden beds. That’s an additional 96 square feet of growing space from last year! We will also be installing a drip irrigation system to make watering more efficient and effective. Harvesting will take place every Saturday at 10AM. Volunteers needed!
Building community, feeding our neighbors