Plot-It-Fresh

Welcome to the Community Garden at Hawthorne Avenue Farm!

We have 232 – 4′ x 8′ raised beds which are individually rented by city residents, as well as additional shared resources such as a picnic area, the herb garden, and free workshops.

2019 Garden Hours:

Monday, Wednesday, Friday 4:00 – 7:00 pm
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Use GPS address 446 Hawthorne Avenue, Newark, NJ. Entrance on Demarest Street.


We are full for 2019!

Thank you for your interest in our Plot-it-Fresh Program. At this time we are no longer accepting applications for plots.

Please check back in Fall of 2019 for information about our 2020 season.



*New for 2019* Community Herb Garden

The Community Herb Garden is located in the first row next to the Orchard. Please harvest sustainably; if you are uncertain how to harvest a specific herb you can ask the on-site Coordinator.

Perennial herbs include: Lavendar, Sage, Thyme, Peppermint, Spearmint, Lemon Balm, Chives, and Garlic Chives

Annual herbs include: Basil, Cilantro, Parsley, Dill


*New for 2019* Community Garden Workshops

Free to our registered community gardeners; $5 for all others + must sign up in advance

Topics may include: garden planning, seed starting, irrigation, harvesting, pest and disease identification, season extension, crop-specific care.

Date TBD, check back for updates in late Winter