In the height of last summer’s stay-at-home orders, many South Jersey residents discovered their green thumb. Now that the sun is shining and the growing season is back, more residents than ever are eager to plant their own produce. In Glassboro, seniors and people with disabilities now have access to their own gardening space.

Thanks to a 2020 grant from the Neighborhood Preservation Program and a 2021 Healthy Communities Grant, Glassboro established a community garden that includes specific plots for people with limited mobility or intellectual disabilities. Developed in collaboration with Rowan University, the plots are wheelchair accessible and designed so gardeners don’t have to bend over to plant their crops.  The volunteer garden committee will also hold events to teach members about gardening and organic planting techniques as well as dinner and social activities to bring the community together – no matter their ability.

June 2021
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