At the West Milford Organic Community Garden we're already off and running for the coming year. This will be our twelfth season at Apple Acres (the longest running community garden in the county!) and year three at our Wallisch Homestead garden. We started a fruitful season with our annual Seedling Sale At Apple Acres, look at the pictures below!
In April we held our spring clean-up and preparation workday. We worked on reassembling our water systems, getting the compost pile in order, and gardeners started planting spring crops such as spinach, lettuce, radishes, carrots, and brassicas.
Please note, our meetings now are held at the West Milford library, 1470 Union Valley Road. Our meetings and events will be at 7PM on the second Thursday of the month. The West Milford Organic Community Garden now has its own Facebook group. Check us out HERE.
The garden adheres to organic principles and practices. Gardeners do not use synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, or herbicides. Instead, for fertility they use compost, manure, organic lime and other inputs, and for pest control, natural methods like proper nutrition, plants which attract beneficial insects and repel harmful ones, organic repellents, companion planting, and various other ways of working with nature.
The garden is a cooperative effort, where experienced veterans and enthusiastic new gardeners work together to share knowledge and solve problems and ensure that members have the most fun and fruitful gardening season possible, with all possible benefits to the community.
There are more plots available! For more information, to reserve a plot, or to get on the waiting list for the Apple Acres garden, please contact Russ at FDutch@aol.com .