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Plot It Fresh

Love to garden but don’t have the space? Plant your own
vegetable garden in one of the Plot-It-Fresh Community

Registration dates below:

  • Returning Gardeners: October 11
  • Clinton Hill Neighborhood Residents: November 15
  • South Ward Residents: December 13
  • All other Newark Residents: January 3, 2022
  • All other applicants: January 31, 2022

Application closes March 4th

Payment: Payment will be collected by cash or card at either the Hawthorne Ave Farm or at 32 Prince Street after official plot assignments are made in March 2022. Plot fees for the 2022 season are $15 for 4’ x 8’ plots and $8 for 4’ x 4’ plots (4’ x 4’ plots are located at Smith Street only). 


Contact Liam Stiefel by emailing or by calling (862)-373-5114.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to COVID-19, and for the safety of our community and staff, we have revised our Plot It Fresh protocols.  All gardeners must wear masks covering their mouth & nose; everyone must maintain strict social distancing rules.  For the complete listing of all new Plot It Fresh protocols, please click here.

Garden Hours

Our community gardens are closed for the winter season. The Plot It Fresh season runs from March 15 to November 15, weather permitting. 

Our Locations

Our Hawthorne Avenue Farm is located at 446 Hawthorne Ave and is accessible during set hours when a staff member is present. The farm boasts 232 4' x 8' individually-rented raised beds and a shared picnic area.

Our Smith Street Garden is located at 144 Smith Street and is open dawn to dusk. The garden contains 27 raised beds of various sizes and a shared herb garden which is maintained by Greater Newark Conservancy. 

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