Header  Hillsborough Community Garden
The Hillsborough Community Garden is a place where members of the greater Hillsborough community can come together to enjoy the outdoors, learn about gardening, get their hands dirty, grow their own vegetables and flowers, and donate healthy food to help neighbors in need. Last year we donated hundreds of pounds of vegetables to the Hillsborough food bank and the Trenton Area Soup Kitchen. Gardeners donate extra produce they have grown and the garden hosts 4 plots known as “Carolyn’s Share” dedicated to growing exclusively for this purpose (see sidebar).

The Hillsborough Community Garden was conceived by the Hillsborough Presbyterian Church as a way to use its land in service to the community. The church acts as a host and sponsor of the garden.

The garden had a very successful opening season in 2013 and looks forward to another great year in 2014. The garden will undergo an expansion in late April to add 8 more plots to our 22 existing plots. We will once again have the assistance of a scout from Troop 1776 (Mike Kinney) who will expand the garden as his Eagle Project.

For more information about the garden click on the Membership link below or  visit the gardens facebook page facebook
To see PICTURES of the garden and the garden's construction click here
A few plots will be available mid May when we expand the garden.
Email us to be placed on a waiting list.
Membership Agreementpdf
Registrationpdf
Directions
Important Dates
4/5Opening Day
5/17Expansion Openning   
 
 
Links
American Community Garden Association
Vegetable Gardener
Rutgers Home, Lawn & Garden
Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Somerset County

If you'd like to be a part of this project
email to: HillsboroughCommunityGarden or call 908-359-3768
or mail a registration form to P.O. Box 6299, Hillsborough, NJ 08844

Carolyn's Share

Carolyn's Share at the Hillsborough Community Garden is the common area grown for the benefit of the Hillsborough Food Bank. Garden members are asked to volunteer some of their time at the HCG tending Carolyn's Share.

This garden was created in memory and honor of Carolyn Beacht. Carolyn was a long-time member of Hillsborough Presbyterian Church and resident of Hillsborough. Her welcoming smile and positive, generous spirit was cherished by all those whose lives she touched and has helped to make this garden project possible.