Ho-Ho-Kus Community Garden

**OPENING SOON**   Sign up HERE!

 

MISSION STATEMENT

At the heart of the Ho-Ho-Kus Community Garden lies our commitment to a shared goal: to cultivate organic produce to nourish our neighbors in need. Through sustainable growing practices, hands-on education, kindness, and collaboration, we aim to connect the community and empower individuals of all ages to foster food security and sow seeds of compassion far and wide. The Ho-Ho-Kus Community Garden will serve as a hub for not only growing veggies but for nurturing friendships and developing a strong community network.

WHAT?
Our mission is to grow organic produce to put food on the plates of those who need it most. We will grow, harvest, and supply fresh produce to local food shelters on a weekly basis. Some shelters may provide a bag of fresh produce to households facing hunger, while others may use the produce to prepare hot meals. Look forward to some fun community events as well!

     HHK Farm Days: We’ll invite the community into the garden to pick veggies for a small donation. All funds will go back into the garden. Dates TBA.

     Special Events: We’ll host a few special events, such as pumpkin picking and wine tastings. Dates TBA.

WHY?
According to Feeding America, 1 in 11 people are currently facing hunger in New Jersey. By building a network of committed volunteers, our Ho-Ho-Kus community can come together to make a significant difference. Our garden will use organic and sustainable methods as we work to grow a healthier future.

HOW?
No experience needed! Have fun growing and donating veggies!

Our volunteer-based model relies on the consistent support of both volunteer coordinators and volunteers. Training will be provided to both volunteers and volunteer coordinators. Your passion and commitment are more important than your knowledge of gardening. 

     Volunteer coordinators are gardeners who commit to working in the garden on a regular schedule throughout the growing season. 
Interested in becoming a volunteer coordinator? Email Allie at communitygarden@ho-ho-kusboro.com 

     Volunteers may sign up to work in the garden (planting, weeding, harvesting) or to donate the weekly crop to a designated food shelter. Volunteers may sign up for one shift or multiple shifts. 


Interested in volunteering? Sign up here! 


Want to volunteer, but not sure when?
Pop in during the growing season!

Tuesdays and Sundays from 8am-12pm
Thursdays from 5pm-7:30pm.

 

GARDEN RULES:

  1. All produce will be donated in and around our community and will also be sold to our residents on select Farm Days.
  2. Respect the garden and the people and food in it.
  3. Supervise young gardeners.
  4. Lock the garden gate before leaving.
  5. Put away tools and lock the shed.
  6. Let a coordinator know when your harvest is ready to be donated.

 

A COMMUNITY EFFORT:
Sincere thanks to our incredible Ho-Ho-Kus DPW for their efforts in constructing the HHK Community Garden. We are grateful to Jeff Pattman and his amazing team for their skilled construction and attention to detail in preparing the garden surface, and building the garden enclosure and raised garden beds. Donations from local businesses and individuals are helping to support this community project.