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.
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Tuckerton Seaport’s Community Garden will be planted this spring on the south lawn of the historic Captain’s House. Featured crops will include many indigenous to New Jersey such as the 3 Sisters grown by the Native Americans (squash, corn, and climbing beans), as well as those that have made New Jersey famous like tomatoes.
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Watch our garden project grow at www.tuckertonseaport.org/communitygarden.
Tuckerton Seaport Community Garden Calendar
Check back often to see how we are growing.
April 4, 2015: Tuckerton Seaport broke ground for the new Community Garden. The garden’s location was carefully selected to soak in the most rays from the sun. We are beginning this project with four 20 foot long beds, intending for it to expand in the future.
April 12, 2015: Under the direction of the Seaport’s Boatbuilder Ron Spodofora and Watershed Ambassador/Garden Organizer Jessica Blanchard, volunteers gathered to build garden boxes for the Community Garden and begin planting. The first plants in the ground included spinach, cauliflower, peas, and lettuce. Pine Shores Art Association’s Paul Hartelius painted a rain barrel built by Seaport volunteer Bob Ackerman to serve as the irrigation system for the garden. Collecting rainwater saves money and helps the environment. We hope our garden will inspire others to do the same.
May 17, 2015: Join us at 2:30pm for our next round of planting in the Community Garden. Summer squash, aka zucchini, parsley, and chives are slated for planting. Watershed Ambassador/Garden Organizer Jessica Blanchard will also present a program. Bring along your home gardening questions and ask our expert.
May 24, 2015: Join Watershed Ambassador/Garden Organizer Jessica Blanchard at 10:00 am for a hands-on morning in Tuckerton Seaport’s Community Garden. Today instead of planting we will be painting. We will be creating garden markers for types of plants from shells. Families are encouraged to attend and learn together.
Join us every Sunday morning in July and August as Jessica Blanchard highlight s different vegetable growing in our garden. Programs run 10am-11:30 and are always free to attend.