Ward Acres Community Garden is organized and operated by volunteers with the support of the New Rochelle Department of Parks and Recreation. Established in 2009, Ward Acres Community Garden features 88 separate 10'x10' plots. New Rochelle residents can rent plots for a nominal fee per season (approximately May 1 – November 1). Shared plots are also available. Plot renters are required to maintain and cultivate their own plots while also contributing general community service to the garden during the growing season. Volunteers raised funds for the much-needed water installation this season.
The goal of the Garden is to build community, grow vegetables according to organic gardening principles, share tips with fellow gardeners, and help to feed the hungry. Six of the plots contain vegetables which are planted and then harvested and donated to H.O.P.E. Community Services Soup Kitchen. Another six plots are used by the Ward Elementary School grades K-5 for educational purposes. Several fun events for all ages are held throughout the growing season. The entrance is near the intersection of Quaker Ridge and Broadfield Roads. We encourage all to come and take a look at these beautiful gardens!
For more information and an application to rent a plot click here
grow! Lincoln Park Community Garden
grow! Lincoln Park Community Garden (grow! LPCG), a program of the Lincoln Park Conservancy, is a 10,000 square foot sustainable, organic legacy garden situated on the city-owned campus of Lincoln Park. grow! LPCG was created in 2011, with authorization from the New Rochelle City Council and support from Department of Parks & Recreation, as a lasting commemoration of the 50-year anniversary of the Lincoln Elementary School Desegregation Case of 1961.
grow! LPCG is open from April to November from 8 am to Dusk. The 60-raised bed garden leases plots, at a nominal fee to families, churches, community organizations and businesses. grow! LPCG also has ten 50 sq. ft. plots specifically set aside to grow and distribute free crops to the community. To lease a plot and review grow! LPCG guidelines, click here.
grow! LPCG is an intergenerational community hub that offers programs through grow! LPCG Environmental Learning Center to children, adults, and seniors. The workshops and hands-on demonstrations on growing organic vegetables and herbs, composting, container gardening, yoga and Zumba classes, preparing nutritious meals, and identifying vegetables and herbs used for everyday meals are free-of-charge. The garden expansion in 2015 included the addition of 30-raised garden beds bringing the total to 60-raised garden beds in all, installation of a water system, new garden equipment and a garden shed. The construction of a greenhouse is also in the expansion plan and will create hands-on programming for grow! Gardeners and the community.
grow! LPCG is involved in community outreach as an enthusiastic participant in local events including the annual New Rochelle Street Fair, New Rochelle Council on the Arts’ Annual ArtsFest and community activities demonstrating to children, adults and seniors organic gardening techniques and healthy eating options. Participants in grow! LPCG programs include: Iona College, Boys & Girls Clubs of New Rochelle, the Girl Scouts, Jr. Huguenots, City School District of New Rochelle, and other community organizations and individuals. grow! LPCG’s partners include: City of New Rochelle Parks & Recreation; New Rochelle Council on the Arts; Habitat for Humanity; St. Catherine A.M.E. Zion Church (the location of a permanent exhibition of the Lincoln School Desegregation Case); Boys & Girls Club of New Rochelle, Iona College, Trinity-St. Paul Episcopal Church; the City School District of New Rochelle; Larchmont Nursery and Food Bank of Westchester.
For more information, visit: www.facebook.com/growlincolnpark or www.growlincolnpark.com or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Registration is required. Completed forms should be submitted to the Parks and Recreation Office. For more information and/or application, click here.
Location: Lincoln Park
New Rochelle, NY 10801
Hours: Sunrise to Sunset – April - November Contact Phone: 914-654-2087
Cost: $60/100 sq. ft. plot for Community Organizations $30/50 sq. ft. half plot for Individuals or Families