NMRHS Community Garden
How the Community Garden Started
The concept for the garden started in January 2009 with then-senior Stephanie Greene, thought it would be a good idea to develop a courtyard in the school into a garden for students to tend. She and a group of students worked to plant a small plot of land in the front yard at the high school. The project stalled for a bit until being taken over by a group of students in 2010.
They planted squash and tomatoes to revive the garden, and every month they would plant more and more in the front bed until it expanded so much that they moved it to its current location, in an enclosed courtyard in the middle of the school.
The student's initial goal for the garden was to raise 50 pounds of crops, but it has far surpassed that, having harvested more than 700 pounds yearly. The produce grown is donated to local food banks.
Harvesting & cleaning the new crop of celery Students pitching in at the community garden
Community Garden in the News:
• NM students get hands dirty to help the local needy
• Grant to help N. Middlesex students' garden grow