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Community Gardens

Summary:

Secaucus has four vibrant community gardens; all are free and open to all Secaucus residents through an application process. All community gardens are exclusively organic, using no pesticides, chemical fertilizers, or sprinkler systems. Residents plant vegetables, herbs and flowers in their gardens. 

 

Garden Locations & Applications:

  1. Fountain Park Community Garden
    • Located at the corner of Humboldt Street and Raydol Avenue.
    • It has 24, 4’x8’ raised beds, five compost bins and two rain barrels.
    • Register for the waitlist: Fountain Park Application

  2. Xchange Community Garden
    • Located next to the Secaucus Xchange, in Laurel Hill County Park.
    • It has 51, 4’x8’ raised beds and two compost bins.
    • Register for the waitlist: Xchange Application

  3. Maple Street Community Garden
    • Located on Maple Street, next to the crossover walkway.
    • It has 11, 4’x8’ raised beds and two 4’x12’ raised beds.
    • Register for the waitlist: Maple Street Application

  4. Mill Ridge Community Garden

 

Growing Season 

Official garden season is from May 15th through November 30th. At the end of the growing season, gardeners are responsible for clearing their plot of all plant material and leaving the plot as they found it in the spring.


Returning Gardeners:

Gardeners will receive an email at the end of the growing season with instructions for plot assignment renewal.* If a plot opens, residents registered on the waitlist will be contacted to fill the vacancy.

*At the discretion of the Environmental Department, forfeitures of plots may occur if Garden Guidelines are violated.

 

Garden Guidelines:

MEMBERSHIP RESPONSIBILITIES AND RULES

  • If I must abandon my plot for any reason, or if I can no longer care for my plot, I will notify the Environmental Department.
  • The official garden season is from May 15 through November 30. I will plant something in my plot by June 1st. If not, my plot will be considered forfeited and given to the next person on the waiting list.
  • Each gardener is solely responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of their garden plot. Watering, weeding, harvesting and any other garden related maintenance are all the responsibility of the gardener.
  • I will not leave my plot unmaintained. If my plot becomes unkempt, I understand that it may result in forfeiture of the plot.
  • The application of herbicides (weed killers), pesticides or chemical fertilizers to the garden plots is prohibited.
  • I will keep my plot, surrounding areas, and pathways clean and neat. I will keep trash out of my plot and respect neighbouring plots.
  • Do not bring pets to the garden. Children are welcome in the garden but must be accompanied by an adult and must be supervised at all times.
  • Do not plant illegal or poisonous plants.
  • Gardening hours are from dawn to dusk.
  • I will be respectful of other gardeners. I will not plant sprawling or tall crops that might interfere or shade other plots. I will harvest ONLY from my assigned plot unless given permission by the plot owner.
  • I will remove any diseased, rotten, infected plants or weeds immediately so as not to affect other gardener’s plants.
  • Place all weeds, plant residue, and organic waste in designated compost areas only.
  • Discard trash and litter in waste containers.
  • I am physically sound and suffering from no condition or illness that prevents my participation in the community gardening program. I understand that gardening is at my own risk. The Town of Secaucus is not responsible for damages or injuries.
  • At the end of the growing season, gardeners are responsible for clearing their plot of all plant material and leaving the plot as they found it in the spring. We request all plots to be cleaned out by Thanksgiving weekend.
  • I will make every effort to follow all gardeners’ guidelines rules and regulations.

Show Us Your Garden:

Every year, we encourage our residents to send us pictures of their flowers and gardens which we feature on the town website and the town TV Channel 36. Email your favorite pictures to at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..