May 8, 2023
EAST WINDSOR TOWNSHIP. NJ (MERCER)– Mayor Janice S. Mironov and Council Members Denise Daniels, Peter Yeager and John Zoller along with community garden participants celebrated the kick-off for the 2023 Community Garden, located in Disbrow Hill Park adjacent to the Disbrow Hill playing fields and across from Etra Lake Park.
Mayor Mironov stated, “We are excited to launch a new year of our successful community garden, another initiative in our Township’s commitment to green sustainable efforts. The popular community garden, which provides residents the opportunity to grow their own fresh fruits, vegetables, flowers and herbs, offers unique benefits and educational opportunities to residents to learn basic agricultural principals, have fun and connect with their neighbors.”
Launched in 2016, the community garden is comprised of twenty plots. The garden provides an opportunity for residents to rent a plot of land to plant fruits, vegetables, herbs and flowers of their choosing while also providing a positive outdoor activity for families, friends and individuals. Community gardens give people an opportunity to learn and share knowledge on gardening, nature and cooking, and provide a strengthened sense of community and social opportunities where community members of varying backgrounds can come together.
The Community Garden represents another example of East Windsor’s pro-active sustainable initiatives. The Township achieved Sustainable Jersey Silver Level Certification in 2015, 2018 and again in 2021 for a host of green initiatives including creation of a Green Team, community outreach programs, emergency communications planning, municipal on-site solar system, farmland preservation plans, sustainable land use pledge, business recognition programs, open space preservation, environmental assessment ordinance, green grounds and maintenance policy, pest management, community recycling/paper shredding events, backyard composting program, and “Cut it and Leave it” program.
Mayor Janice S. Mironov and Council Members Denise Daniels, Peter Yeager and John Zoller join with gardeners to kick off the opening of the 2023 East Windsor Township Community Garden.
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