Our Neptune location distributes fresh produce to our neighbors in need all year round’, right from our backyard.
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Step Into Our Garden . . .
Our ¼ acre garden harvests over 4,000 pounds of produce every year. It is equipped with dozens of garden beds, a heated greenhouse, a cold frame for protection against adverse weather, a three-bin compost system and an Eagle Scout built wash station. These resources all work together and help sustain our garden all year.
The garden produces a vast variety of organic vegetables, from tomatoes and cucumbers to kale, figs and fresh herbs. After the veggies harvested, they are loaded onto our mobile pantry, travel to our culinary kitchen program, or delivered to one of our agencies, promoting a farm-to-fork movement.
Giving Garden Network
In order to fulfill the needs of our neighbors, we have developed a Giving Garden Network of new and established gardens around Monmouth and Ocean counties at our partner pantries, soup kitchen, shelters and other agencies.
This network not only allows us to shorten the path of local produce to our neighbors but it allows us as gardeners to communicate, educate, and empower those who desire to grow their groceries. Each year our Giving Garden Network grows over 6000 pounds of produce….We are growing together!
The School Garden Network equips schools with proper knowledge and empowerment that allows their garden to flourish, teaching students the importance of nutritional foods and healthy choices through practical, reality-based learning.
We work with our school partners to design, build and fund a new or existing garden on premise at after-school and summer programs. Using hands-on experiential learning provides students with the understanding and knowledge to sustain life-long healthy eating habits.
We dedicate our mission to providing our community members with the tools to provide healthy, self-sufficient, budget-friendly meals. Participants will learn new gardening and urban farming techniques and have the ability to put those techniques to practice during the season with their own growing bed.