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Rowan College at Gloucester County

Reserve Your Own Gardening Plot At RCGC

College Relations, Communications, and Marketing
Deptford Twp.
Date: 4/16/2015

Rowan College at Gloucester County's (RCGC) Community Gardens Project urges all those interested in growing fresh vegetables and herbs to reserve their spot on the extensive acreage on the campus. Those interested should act quickly since there are only a few spaces remaining.

The Community Gardens Project brings together people with a common love for gardening. The project is perfect for those who want to save money on fresh produce or teach children the joys of gardening but don't have the means or space to grow a garden.

Participants pay a $25 donation to the RCGC Foundation to secure a 600 square-foot garden plot for the season. Gardeners are not limited to one plot and may register for as many as they wish. Additional plots are available at $15 each. The ground was recently plowed and is available for use until Thanksgiving. Henry Ryder, project program director, donates his time and the College furnishes the land, so 100 percent of the proceeds go to the Foundation scholarship fund to assist deserving RCGC students with their education. The Community Gardens project has contributed more than $40,000 to the Foundation.

The 250-acre college campus occupies land that until the mid-1960s represented some of the most fertile land within Deptford Township. RCGC sets up a large water tank on the site for use by the gardeners. The campus is located on Tanyard Road, just off Exit 56 of Route 55. 

Further information is available by calling (856) 415-2145 or by email at