Lakewood NJ Community Garden celebrating planting season May 15

LAKEWOOD _ The Common Grounds Community Garden opened last year as an initiative of One Ocean County, a nonprofit that seeks opportunities for individuals of different backgrounds to come together.

On Sunday, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., the garden, located at the John Patrick Sports Complex, is celebrating the start of the warm weather planting season with a garden tour, kids craft activities and a plant sale, said Tova Herskovitz, One Ocean County mother.

Throughout the summer and the beginning of fall, the garden will host a set of gardening and harvesting workshops for anyone interested in learning or participating in the garden. As Herskovitz pointed out, the garden is communal, meaning that participants don’t grow plants individually, but rather in groups.

“We grow everything as a group. Anybody who wants to participate and use the garden, they can just sign up as a volunteer. We don’t have individual plots for individual people. No one has their own thing. We all grow everything together,” she said.

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