Community Gardens

Shiloh Community Garden

Street view of Shiloh Community GardenShiloh Community Garden was built in May 2010 as a collaborative project between the City of New Brunswick, New Brunswick United Methodist Church, and Elijah’s Promise. Through several months of planning and coordinated effort, we turned a dirt parking lot between George St. and Neilson St. (on Tabernacle Way / Oliver St.) into a community garden. Presently we have forty raised garden beds that neighborhood residents rent to grow food for themselves, their families and their friends.

The gardening season goes from early April to late October, and the one-time fee for leasing a bed is $15. Gardeners meet monthly for shared work days and workshops during the growing season. If you are interested in gardening, please contact our garden coordinator Anthony Capece at 732-545-9002 ext. 127.  If you would like to support our community gardening efforts in New Brunswick, please see our wishlist below.

Check out the new apple trees at the garden!  Thanks to Rutgers SEBS Dean Mark Robson and Cooperative Extension Agent Win Cowgil for this addition to the garden and neighborhood.

wall of fruitWishlist

  • Home Depot / Lowe’s gift cards
  • Heirloom seed packets
  • Tomato cages

Special thanks to Debbie Henry of Rutgers Gardens for graciously donating her time and Rutgers Gardens greenhouse space to grow hundreds of heirloom seedlings for our community gardeners.