Center For Food

Community Garden Program

#LetsGrowTogether

We love adding fresh veggies to our emergency food packages. Smadar Shemmesh, our Master Gardener  who volunteers countless hours, coordinates the support of our garden volunteers from local schools and business, Paul Keyes Associates and Quench Irrigation to make our garden bloom. 

 

A heartfelt thank you to the First Presbyterian Church in Englewood (FPCE) for your continued support and generous donation of funds to help our garden grow. Also, many thanks to the dedicated team of garden volunteers.

Fresh produce is important to a healthy diet, but it can be very expensive, and it has a limited shelf life. All the produce from CFA’s garden is distributed to local low-income families who rarely have access to fresh, organic vegetables. This spring we’re planting salad greens such as lettuce, kale and arugula, summer and winter squash, peas and pole beans, tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, okra and cabbage, collard greens, potatoes, watermelons, carrots, beets, parsley, basil, thyme and fennel, several varieties of mint, lots of Nasturtiums and Marigolds in addition to NJ native plants to attract pollinators such as butterflies and bees. 

 

A big thank you to the many groups who grow food to help our clients including Central Unitarian Church in Paramus, GrowTorah and Christ Lutheran Church in Woodcliff Lakes.

Quench Irrigation
Quench Irrigation donated and installed an irrigation system to solve one of our garden biggest obstacles: how to keep the garden adequately watered without round the clock volunteers.  This was a huge step forward in growing produce for our clients.
The Community Chest
Thank you to The Community Chest Serving Englewood, Tenafly and Englewood Cliffs for supporting the CFA Englewood garden. Your support provided the funding to continue expanding our efforts to provide fresh produce to local families in need.
Dwight-Englewood School
Our thanks to Dwight-Englewood School students, under the guidance of Tasha Urbanowski, for your annual spring transplanting of tomato, broccoli, beans and pepper seedlings into the CFA garden and for helping us to expand our garden.

Have a green Thumb?

Do you want help in our Community Garden Program? 

No green thumb required.

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