Don’t have a garden? Want to plant some flowers or vegetables? Want to plant some organic vegetables and help feed the hungry? Then look no further than the Ward Acres Community Garden, New Rochelle 10804. Open from approximately February 15th to November 1st, and first established in 2009, with 88 separate 10×10 plots, it was created by volunteers with the support of the New Rochelle Department of Parks and Recreation, and New Rochelle residents can rent plots for a small yearly fee each season. Six of the plots are utilized for the H.O.P.E. Community Services Soup Kitchen, shared plots are also available. Some of the plots are used as teaching tools by the Ward Elementary School (great idea!) for grades K-5.
Plot renters are asked to cultivate and maintain their plots during the season, in addition to donating 12 hours of service to the Community Garden. It has been a great success, and the volunteers have worked extremely hard to raise much needed funds for the seasonal water installation. One of the goals, is to grow the vegetables utilizing organic gardening principles, and from walking past the garden, you can readily see tomatoes, flowers, sunflowers, and so many vegetables blooming! Another goal is to share ideas and tips with fellow gardeners, and to harvest some vegetables to help feed the hungry of New Rochelle. The Community Garden is located off Broadfield Road opposite the Ward Elementary School.
For more information and an application to rent a plot click here
New Rochelle is GREAT!