GROWING IN THE GARDEN
ACUA has a robust organic community garden at our Environmental Park in Egg Harbor Township. Gardeners can rent plots for $15 per growing season and are granted access to compost and a greenhouse. Please contact us if you have interested in growing here!
Educational Programs in the Garden
ACUA is excited to partner with the Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Atlantic County to offer the community monthly Garden Talk meetings in 2022. This year, the format will be a mix of virtual and in-person meetings, which are free to attend and are open to anyone with a little (or a lot) of gardening experience. Garden journaling will be a recurring theme throughout the year. Not only is it important to get into the habit of documenting plans and ideas before growing, noting progress and challenges during the growing season, but it’s also helpful as a point of reference when brainstorming about the next year’s garden plan.
We will meet at ACUA's Environmental Park located at 6700 Delilah Road in Egg Harbor Township. Talks will be held outdoors in the ACUA Community Garden located next to GEO Administrative Building #1 (the first building on the right). In cold or inclement weather, talks will be brought indoors.
Thursday, October 20 – Seed Savings and Bulbs – 5:30 PM
Did you know that fall is the best time to plant bulbs for the spring? We’ll cover what should go in the ground and when for a bright and colorful spring. This is also the time to collect and save seeds for next year. Learn which seeds are the best type for saving to grow again next year.
Saturday, November 19 – Create Your Own Fall Décor from Natural Materials at ACUA’s America Recycles Day
This month’s Garden Talk event will be built into ACUA’s in-person celebration for all things recycling. Not only will we go over how curbside recycling works in Atlantic County and why it’s so important, we’ll have hands-on recycled crafts for all ages! Join us to make a natural fall wreath for your door or to use a pumpkin as the base for a beautiful floral arrangement. Click here for more information on ACUA's America Recycles Day Celebration.
Thursday, December 15 – Garden Journal IV – 5:30 PM
Now that the year is coming to a close, flip through your journal, reflect back and also look ahead to next year. If you’re new to the Garden Journal concept, please join us for inspiration to start your Journal for the coming year.