The Community Teaching Garden

Community Garden

The GEHTHS grounds include two distinct garden areas.

The Community Teaching Garden was created by the “Catawba Project” under the direction of teacher John Jones with a service-learning grant sponsored by State Farm. Students in this organization from the Alder Avenue Middle School created and built the garden in 2012.  Miller School teacher Colin McClain enlisted students from his elementary school to assist. Visit this link to see volunteers building the community gardens.

Through the years, the garden has grown to include: 

  • The historic Farmington Volunteer Fire Department Bell from 1938 which was donated to GEHTHS in 2020. It is dedicated to former Farmington fire chiefs. Egg Harbor Township Boy Scouts and their families built the memorial around the bell.
  • The tribute brick walkway provides an opportunity to honor or remember someone with a personalized brick in the sustainable community garden. To purchase a brick and support the GEHTHS, click here.
  • The Jeff Wood Memorial Garden was created to remember Egg Harbor Township resident Jeff Wood and his hard work and contributions in beautifying the Community Garden area.
  • A sustainable frog pond created through the Catawba Project
  • Various Eagle Scout projects including brick walkways, a gazebo, and ramp to the GEHTHS library.

Community Gardener’s Raised Beds

Early each spring we invite local gardeners to “farm” a raised bed and grow food for themselves or to share with those in need. We also encourage schools and youth organizations to become involved in teaching the students the importance of farming, our environment, and social responsibility. Donations encouraged.

Visit this link to learn more about these raised beds and to reserve a spot.