Starting to Look Like a Garden
Plots have been staked and tilled at the Marion Street site.
Though the public likely won’t be allowed to plant there until next spring, the Red Bank Community Garden on Marion Street is beginning to shape up. The parcel of land, located between two residential properties and near the Eastside Park, was recently staked and each potential plot was tilled in preparation for planting.
Now, garden organizer Cindy Burnham said, they’re looking for gardeners to fill the garden up.
According to Burnham, the Red Bank Community Garden Committee is considering one of two options going forward. According to the borough, the garden club can only run plot and collect fees if it is a registered 501c3 and covers the cost of everything from water to insurance, she said. The gardeners also have the option to allow the borough to run the garden under its Parks and Recreation Department where garden fees would help cover water and other costs.
Still some time away, the garden, now just tilled plots, is evidence of what seemed like would never happen in Red Bank. Nearly two years of meetings and arguments over where to locate the garden, from downtown, where it would be highly visible, to the west side, where residents might benefit most from having a garden nearby, have lead to this current site.
For more information about the garden, or how to lease a plot in the future, click the link here.