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The New Paltz Gardens for Nutrition

Founded in 1976, the NPGFN is said to be one of the oldest continuous community gardens in New York. It is adjacent to the Wallkill River off Huguenot Street in New Paltz and occupies five acres of a fertile flood plain located within a Village of New Paltz park. Some 130 individual 20-by-30-foot plots are filled with vegetables, flowers, and herbs during the growing season, although the actual number of plots varies each year with plots being split or merged. The gardens have running water for irrigation, and in 2004 a solar-powered electric deer fence was installed around the entire grid. Gardening tools, wheelbarrows, and lawnmowers are provided and are maintained or replaced yearly. Unlike other gardens, the NPGFN is not re-plowed each year. While this means that gardeners can return year after year to their ever-growing perennials, it can also mean that newcomers may have to work hard to undo what their predecessors left behind.

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To download the New Paltz Gardens for Nutrition By-Laws (revised February 1, 2017) click here.

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