Founded in 1976, New Paltz Gardens for Nutrition, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, 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. Over 150 individual plots are filled with organically grown vegetables, flowers, herbs and small fruit 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 an electric deer fence installed around the entire grid. Gardening tools, wheelbarrows, and lawnmowers are provided and are maintained or replaced as needed.
New Paltz Gardens for Nutrition is a volunteer-run organization that requires everyone's cooperation to function well. Members are expected to help maintain the common areas, tools, and the deer fence, as well as clear vacant plots when necessary. With the work of our members, New Paltz Gardens for Nutrition not only survives, but thrives.
As a 501(c)(3), New Paltz Gardens for Nutrition accepts donations in support of our commitment to sustainable and environmentally responsible stewardship of the land. Your tax deductible donation may be sent to: New Paltz Gardens for Nutrition, PO Box 835, New Paltz, NY 12561. Please make the check out to New Paltz Gardens for Nutrition.
Board Member (temporary leave of absence)