Studies have shown that community gardens have a positive impact on the lives of the participants and on the neighborhoods where they are located.
Gardens transcend racial and socioeconomic divides, engage people across generations, and provide a sense of belonging to those who may otherwise feel disconnected.
We decided to bring a collaborative community garden to the grounds of the former United Methodist Church of Pleasantville, transforming an unused lawn into an eco-friendly garden where we grow organic produce and neighborliness.
Volunteers have been working together to grow organic produce since Spring 2021. We share the responsibility for the garden, gathering twice weekly during the growing season to weed, harvest, and prepare our bounty for the Interfaith Emergency Food Pantry.
No experience is necessary to volunteer in the garden. All supplies will be provided. Please wear closed toed shoes and comfortable, weather appropriate clothing. Check the calendar for dates and times.
What to Drop-off:
Used Clothing, shoes, sneakers, belts, purses, linens, pillowcases, blankets, curtains, stuffed animals, and towels. Small sporting goods including shin guards, dance shoes, cleats, gloves, ice skates, sticks, etc.
What Not to Drop-off:
Furniture, electronics, appliances. household items, books, helmets. toys, picture frames, dishes, garbage, soiled items.
Community Garden Volunteer Shifts:
Wednesdays 6:00-7:00 pm, Sundays 5:00-6:00 pm
Weed, harvest, and care for our garden. No experience necessary.
If you are interested in donating money to help support the Collaborative Community Garden, we’d be happy to put your donations to use in the planting, harvesting and building phases!
For all donations, please contact Susan Chupungco, Garden Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.