Have you ever wanted to grow a garden but don't have the space in your yard to do so?

Toms River Mayor Tom Kelaher, the Council and the Toms River Green Team have opened up the Toms River Community Gardens at Riverwood Park.

A total of ten plots are ready for you to rent to start your own garden.

The purpose of the Community Garden at Riverwood is to encourage healthy eating and good environmental practices by offering community members an area to cultivate, grow and harvest their own produce and/or flowers.

Their goal is to provide a space for gardening to grow plants in an environmentally sustainable way that is available to all community members.

Anyone who needs or wants a plot of ground with very rich soil to grow their own vegetables are encouraged to participate and parking, water and the opportunity to grow fresh plants herbs and vegetables is provided.

They have 4 x 8-foot garden plots now available and Toms River residents and organizations will be given first priority.

Sites are available for lease for $25.00.

A limited number of SNAP residents, 501(c)3 organizations, and student/youth groups will be accepted for a free lease.

501(c)3 organizations and student/youth groups are required to help with Fall or Spring garden clean-up for additional Community Service Hours.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

You will be notified of acceptance and payment and a signed garden contract will be due within five business days or your plot will be reassigned.

For more information, contact Gail D’Amico at the Toms River Green Team (732) 406-8323 or by email at gaildamico@gmail.com.

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