Township of Readington, New Jersey



Dobozynski Farm Park
42 Woodschurch Rd, Flemington NJ 08822 

“Share the work, share the harvest!”

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The Readington Community Garden will commence its activities for 2024 starting on Saturday, April 13th @10 am. The community gardeners meet every Saturday 10am-noon from mid April to early October at Dobozynski Farm Park (42 Woodschurch Rd, Flemington, NJ 08822)

Most people meet for about average 2 hours on Saturdays to help get the garden ready for planting, plant seeds/seedlings, weed, water, mow, setup drip irrigation etc. There are no fixed or assigned tasks. Interested gardeners show up and work on whatever they want to help with on that day. There is a mowing team (garden needs to be mowed weekly) and watering team (needs to be done daily until drip system gets setup - about 4-5 weeks) that members can also be part of, if that interests the community member. The gardening season is from April through early November.

GARDEN RULES: There aren't many rules, but the main one is this: Share the work, share the harvest! (i.e. People who haven't helped shouldn't just come & take stuff.) But it's very loose & friendly -- no attendance is taken, no timed work requirements, no exact harvest shares, no minimum attendance requirement. Just show up whenever you can, do some work, and take home some food. If you're not sure what needs to be done or how much veggies to take, ask someone. Respect the soil, the plants, and the other gardeners. No herbicides, pesticides, or 'chemical' fertilizers. Have fun. Try not to step on the soil in the veggie rows. Bring kids & teach them where food comes from. Notice the birds, trees, plants, soil organisms, and the clouds. Meet someone new. Get some fresh air. Eat some good food.

There is no membership fee to join the community garden. However, we do accept donations that are used to buy supplies (tools & Seeds) for the garden.

If you wish to join the community garden, you can show up on Saturday and request to be part of the "Readington Community Garden" mailing list.

Garden Location: Dobozynski Farm Park, 42 Woodschurch Rd, Flemington, NJ 08822 (The dirt portion of Woodschurch; at the big red barns).

The deal in a nutshell: You can "belong" to the community garden any time of the year by just showing up, doing some work, and bringing home some good food. Share the work, share the harvest! There are no obligatory fees, timed work requirements, or forms to fill out -- just stop-by, help plant, weed, hoe, dig, mow, mulch, water, stake or harvest and strike up a conversation. A great fun learning opportunity for the kids! The Garden is an ongoing enterprise; there is always something going on. Join at any time. The Garden is a self-supporting cooperative project sponsored by Readington Township under the aegis of the Open Space Advisory Board. Organized work/harvest sessions take place at 10:00 each Saturday morning for about an hour or 90 minutes, although leaders and some members may show up at 9:00, especially on hot days.

Saturday mornings not good for you? Talk to a work leader on Saturday morning or email the Readington Garden Team, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to explore alternatives such as the watering or mowing teams.

To Become a Member, or For Information: email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  - or just show up on a Saturday Morning.

Photos of 2023 and 2022 Garden Activity:






Directions to Dobozynski Farm Park:

The Red Barns are located at 42 Woodschurch Road.

For GPS, use 42 Woodschurch Rd, Flemington or Readington Twp.


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115 Years Ago: Smith Farm, Now Dobozynski Farm Park, Woodschurch Road, about 1900

Photos of July 6, 2013 Garden Activity, Courtesy of Terry Wright/ Hunterdon County Democrat

2013 Community Garden Photos

2012 Community Garden Photos