Organic Community Gardens
2018 is going to be an exciting year at Apple Acres and Wallisch gardens. We wish the gardens to be fun, creative and uplifting; a place where people meet, get to know one another in the course of fruitful work, learn together, provide a plenteous harvest of delicious, healthy food, and benefit the community by sharing this harvest and holding public education events like lectures on gardening and food subjects, and garden and farm tours.
Join the Community Gardens of WM
As we begin our 2018 season, we are looking for new members to enjoy and support our amazing gardens. Are you an experienced gardener looking for a community of gardeners, or a novice looking to get started? Would you like to have a vegetable garden but lack space or a sunny spot? The West Milford Organic Community Garden has plots available at both of our gardens locations for 2018. Dues for the season are $40 for one 8x8 plot, $70 for two. Our gardens are located at Apple Acres on Union Valley Road and the Wallisch Homestead on Lincoln Avenue.
Our community gardens use only organic practices, no synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, or treated seeds. We strive to work in harmony with the environment to produce the most mutually fruitful results. The gardens comprise 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.
For more information, to get on our list, or to secure your plot, contact Russ Bangs at FDutch@aol.com .
Sustainable West Milford Organic Community Garden at Apple Acres
To date, hundreds of people have learned at Apple Acres and have applied their learning with own gardens at home. Each year more than forty members come together to become a supportive, sharing, learning community. We look forward to continuing and expanding upon this heritage. We look forward to a new season growing food together and sharing our boon with the community.
Sustainable West Milford Organic Community Garden at The Wallisch Homestead
Our new Wallisch Community garden has been very bountiful indeed. The working windmill seems to take you back in time to the days when the pace was slower and things were simpler. One of our plots is donated to The Association for Special Children to share the benefits and rewards of gardening. We provided 12, 1.5 hour classes held on Saturday mornings to teach the group about soil preparation, planting, fertilization, pest control and of course, harvesting. A special thanks goes out to Celeste Hampton and Judy Dejosia for lending their time, expertise, plants, soil amendments and time to deliver a really great program enjoyed by all!