The Mission of the Garden

To educate the public of the importance of sustainable and environmentally responsible gardening as related to past agricultural practices; to create a healthy food resource; and provide a community teaching garden.

Membership Requirements - $25 Membership Fee

Garden plot memberships will be available to residents of Egg Harbor Township who are at least 21 years of age and local charitable and need based groups. An application will have to be submitted including intent of plot usage, maintenance and distribution of food and flora grown. The number of plots is limited. The GEHTHS will determine memberships based on need and intent of usage. The $25 Membership Annual Fee helps cover any overhead costs of the garden and includes a membership to the GEHTHS Museum.

Download the Community Garden Application
Download the Community Garden Contract

Participation Requirements

To make this a successful and rewarding community garden, we will ask our members to commit to the following rules. If a person or group using the plot does not abide by these rules, the Greate Egg Harbor Township Historical Society (GEHTHS) has the right to ask them to give up their membership in the garden.

1.  Organic Gardening – All gardening practices must be organic. Specifics available upon request.
2.  Types of Plantings – Only annual vegetables, herbs and flowers.
3.  Animals – Absolutely no pets are allowed in the Community Garden or on the GEHTHS grounds.
4.  Gardening Tools – No Gasoline or Electric or Battery Powered Tools are permitted. Members are responsible for their own garden tools. There is no onsite storage for garden supplies
5.  Weeding – Gardens MUST be maintained regularly throughout the entire growing season.
6.  Monitoring the Garden – The GEHTHS will be monitoring the garden. Community Garden members may file any complaints against other members to the GEHTHS. A peer mediation group will be established comprised of Community Garden Members.
7.  Access – Members may access their gardens during daylight hours only. March 1–October 31.
8.  Children – Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult garden member.
9.  Restrooms – There are no public restrooms available except when the museum is open – Saturday and Sunday afternoons.
10.  Community Garden Membership – There will be a $25 annual fee for each garden plot. This includes the usage of one plot for one growing season, membership for one person to the GEHTHS Museum, educational presentations, supplemental water, and other possible needed supplies and interventions.
11.  Clean Up – Members may be asked to help clean up the paths between each garden will be responsible to help close the garden at the end of the season.

Garden Plot Details

There are 10 full sized plots which are approximately 10’ x 20’. In addition there will be one to two smaller raised beds that are wheelchair accessible. The paths between the gardens are accessible by all community garden members.

Additional Information?

E-mail: • Phone: 609-813-2002 •
Museum Hours: Saturday and Sunday • 1pm-3pm
GEHTHS • 6647 West Jersey Avenue • Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234