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Donated Food 2017

To date we have donated 216.25 pounds of fresh, organic produce to the senior center and the Roxbury Food Pantry. The season is not over yet!

2018 Registration

posted Feb 19, 2018, 8:22 AM by Hopatcong Garden

The 2018 registration forms have been emailed to our current members. The deadline to hand them in is March 15th, 2018

2017 Registration

posted Dec 24, 2016, 7:18 AM by Hopatcong Garden

In January, we will send emails out to current HCG members and see if they want to renew for the 2017 season. After we see how many plots are available, we will start contacting people on the waiting list starting with #1 on the list. We send out an email and a letter in the mail with a deadline to get back to us. If you are not on the waiting list, we encourage you to email us at with your name, address, and phone number. Only Hopatcong residents are eligible for a plot. 

Donated Food Thus Far...

posted Aug 17, 2016, 2:24 PM by Hopatcong Garden

To date we have donated 216.25 pounds of fresh, organic produce to the senior center and the Roxbury Food Pantry. The season is not over yet!

Visit Us At The Lake Hopatcong Foundation Block Party

posted Apr 11, 2016, 1:04 PM by Hopatcong Garden   [ updated Apr 11, 2016, 1:05 PM ]


2016 Season

posted Feb 1, 2016, 1:53 PM by Hopatcong Garden

We have heard back from all our gardeners and now have three plots that are available for the 2016 season. We will start contacting people on the list. When we are officially filled, we will let everyone who is left on the list what number they are now at. 

Thank You

posted Nov 16, 2015, 10:33 AM by Hopatcong Garden

November 15 marks the end of yet another wonderful garden season. We'd like to thank everyone who participated in making that happen. In January, we will be reaching out to our current members and asking them if they will be gardening again in 2016. In February we will start reaching out to the people our waiting list once we know how many open plots we have. If you are interested in having a plot and are not on the waiting list, we encourage you to get on it. Email for details. 

Join Us For Our Wine Tasting Fundraiser!

posted Apr 23, 2015, 1:33 PM by Hopatcong Garden

Pavinci’s Italian Grill is proud to sponsor a wine and spirit sampling on Tuesday, May 5th from 7pm to 9pm. The fee per person is $20. There will be a great variety of wineto sample, buffet dinner included as well as the chance to win one of many prizes.

Proceeds from the night will benefit both the Hopatcong Pound Project & the Hopatcong Community Garden. Two organizations that have been helping each other and the town bring a sense of community to Hopatcong.

Visit us on Facebook

posted Jan 30, 2015, 11:52 AM by Jen Barone

Be sure to find and "like" us on Facebook.  We share gardening tips, announcements and posts to entertain  you.  

Feb 19th Meeting

posted Jan 30, 2015, 11:50 AM by Jen Barone

All are welcomed! The February 19, 2015 meeting will be held at the upper level of the Senior Center at 7PM. HCG member, Janet V. will be speaking about attracting butterflies so they lay eggs and what plants to plant to attract them and feed them.

Current HCG members can come to the center as early as 5:30 to drop off registration forms and speak with the board if there are any questions. 

2015 Annual Community Garden Conference

posted Jan 13, 2015, 6:42 AM by Hopatcong Garden   [ updated Jan 13, 2015, 6:44 AM ]

Saturday March 7, 2015   9:00a - 4:30p  (snow date Sunday March 8th)

Cost: $50 per person before Feb. 1, $60 pp on or after Feb.1

Location: Haggerty Center, The Friends of The Frelinghuysen Arboretum, 
353 East Hanover Ave, Morris Township, NJ 07962
(973) 326-7600

The Friends of The Frelinghuysen Arboretum and Rutgers Cooperative Extension are teaming up again to present their fifth Annual Community Garden Conference.

This year’s keynote speaker is the renowned botanical explorer and food plant ecologist, Joseph Simcox. Joseph has spent decades traveling the globe, documenting and tasting thousands of edibles. He has traversed wildernesses with indigenous peoples, interviewed thousands of villagers and searched the markets from the Arctic to the tip of Africa. His passion is to bring little known foods to the table and preserve species and varieties that are in danger of extinction. Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds carries a line of seeds based on Joseph’s explorations which they are generously donating to each attendee along with their beautiful catalog.

This year’s sessions include:

  • Crop Rotation and Succession Planting – how to grow four crops in succession, how to extend the season and the best way to rotate crops in a small space.
  • Growing Asian Vegetables – from leafy greens to fruits, expand your edible vocabulary. Early spring greens seeds provided.
  • Successful Seed Saving – gain knowledge in the best way to save seeds from your favorite vegetables.
  • Beneficial Insects – learn how to introduce “good bugs” to combat insect pests.
  • Preserving Your Harvest – learn the techniques to best preserve vegetables, how to grow enough to preserve in a small space and how some community gardens use the preserves to fundraise.
  • Coordinator’s Roundtable Discussion – garden managers and coordinators come together to find solutions to problems and learn about best management practices.
More Details in the downloadable brochure. 

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