Founded in 1976, the New Paltz Gardens for Nutrition, a 501(c) (3), 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 125 individual 20-by-30-foot plots are filled with organically grown 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 a solar-powered electric deer fence installed around the entire grid. Gardening tools, wheelbarrows, and lawnmowers are provided and are maintained or replaced as needed.
The 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), the New Paltz Gardens for Nutrition accepts donations in support of our commitment to sustainable and environmentally responsible stewardship of the land.
Donations may be sent to:
New Paltz Gardens for Nutrition
PO Box 835
New Paltz, NY 12561
Please make the checks out to New Paltz Gardens for Nutrition
Front row, l. to r.: Rosemary Saldan-Pawson, Jessica Buyers, Sue Kolts, Lucinda Ho (Vice-President)
Standing, l. to r.: Jaimee Uhlenbrock (President), Susan Mischo, Anita Szeto (Plot Coordinator),
Cheryl Hearty (Secretary), Tom McCarry, Josie Puffer (Treasurer).
Photo by Joanne Chack
From Main Street turn right onto Huguenot Street and take the first left, which looks like a long parking lot. Continue through the parking lot to a narrow lane that descends along the Wallkill River. The New Paltz Gardens for Nutrition is at the end of this lane.
Our mailing address is New Paltz Gardens for Nutrition, PO Box 835, New Paltz NY 12561, but for GPS purposes we are located at 51 Huguenot Street, New Paltz 12561. Note that the Huguenot Street address is not a mailing address, but is for location purposes only. Mail is received only at our PO box.
The New Paltz Gardens for Nutrition is open from dawn to dusk 7 days a week.