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Review for Wagner Farm Arboretum Inc, Warren Township, NJ, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

One of the Wagner Farm Arboretum Foundation's projects is the Community Garden, where garden plots are available for rent by individuals, families or groups. This gardening opportunity helps people with fresh vegetables, a healthy lifestyle, and interpersonal relationships.

But even more important is the Giving Garden. This is a portion of the Community Garden that has been set aside for volunteers to cultivate and grow vegetables for others. I have been a volunteer for several years, working with my Rotary Club to grow vegetables in first one, then two, and then four plots, each 4 feet by 40 feet.

We've built raised beds with other volunteers, enhanced soil with compost and manure, planted seeds, weeded like cracy, watered through the hot summer, and then enjoyed the harvest time. Hundreds and hundreds of pounds of carrots, beets, tomatoes, green beans, squash, and other vegetables came from our plots and went to food pantries in our area, including the StarFish Food Pantry that we also support.

We could not have done it without the Giving Garden, and we would not have the Giving Garden were it not for the great folks at the Wagner Farm Aroboretum.

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Role:  Volunteer