GROW YOUR OWN

Urban Agriculture and Community Gardening yield many potential social, economic, and health benefits. Our residents stand to benefit from community gardens as they have the potential to fill a food supply need not always immediately accessible. They can bring vitality to not only backyards, but available plots of land and they provide informal spaces for social interaction and educational programs.  Create or join an effort and 
"Let’s Grow East Orange!"

 
Harvesting Crop Field

Gardening Resources

Healthy Eating in the Time of COVID-19

Quick & Easy Ways to Eat More Fruits and Vegetables

Eating Together – Eating Well:  Making It A Priority

Learning Through the Garden

Intro to Container Gardening

Container Garden Tour

Meet Ron Finley

 

Additional Gardening Resources

Courtesy of our partners at the
New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station

Growing Tomatoes in the Home Garden

Planning a Vegetable Garden

Fertilizing the Home Vegetable Garden

Vegetable Insect Control Recommendations for Home Gardens

Mulches for Vegetable Gardens

Container Gardening with Vegetables

Diagnosing and Managing Important Cucurbit Diseases in the Home Garden

Vegetable Disease Recommendations for Home Gardens

Diagnosing and Controlling Fungal Diseases in the Home Garden

Growing Summer Squash and Zucchini in Home Gardens

Growing Garlic in the Home Garden