Maywood Nj Looking for Individuals with Green Thumb!

Residents are needed to take responsibility for garden beds at the town’s community garden.

The community garden is located by Memorial Elementary School and in the past participants have donated produce from the garden to a food pantry through Sacred Heart Church in Rochelle Park. Councilman Tom Lindenau talked about the garden at the March 22 council meeting. "Applications have gone out to all organizations that had them last year and any residents who request it, because we will have extra beds this year," he said. Mayor Adrian Febre said that beds would be available as he built them with Lindenau. "If you want beds, let us know, and we will create them for you," said Lindenau. "We do have the space if anyone does want a bed, but it’s on a first-come, first-serve basis." After the meeting, Febre said that in previous years, garden beds were only open to community groups in town such as the Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, senior center and schools. "Now, we’re opening it up to individuals in town on a first-come, first-serve basis," said Febre. He expressed this might be a good opportunity for a renter who does not have the space at home for a garden or for someone who wants to try out different fruits and vegetables in a controlled setting. The beds, he said, measure four by eight feet. "The only thing that we’re asking is someone who takes on a bed maintains, so it won’t get overgrown. (If that happens,) people who are members of the community garden will end up taking on extra work," said Febre. Those interested should contact Borough Clerk Jean Pelligra at 201-845-2900. Email: [email protected]