Community Gardens in Orange County New York

There are many community gardens located throughout Orange County. Many of them rent out plots so people can grow some of their own food. Many of them also produce food to be donated to local food banks, food pantries, and Cornell Cooperative Extension Orange County Gleaning Program.

The Orange County Master Gardener Volunteers provide support to six community gardens throughout the county. In 2020, these community gardens:

  • provided a safe place for over 100 adults and youth to grow food for themselves and others in the community
  • donated a combined total of 5760 lbs. of fresh, healthy produce to local food banks, food pantries, etc.

Click here to learn more about becoming a Master Gardener Volunteer.

If you are interested in becoming involved in a community garden, find one near you!

Blooming Grove Community Garden

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Location:  6 Old Dominion Road, Blooming Grove, NY 10914

Cost: $25 per plot

Contact: Joseph Sciortino / (845) 774-9993 / jsciortino49@gmail.com

Middletown Community Garden

Location: David Moore Heights Apartment Complex (off of Genung Street)

Cost: $20 for 4 ft x 16 ft plot OR $10 for residents of David More Heights or Summitfield

Contact: Jackie Hale / (845) 343-1168 / jackie@middletownhousing.org

Montgomery CAC Community Garden

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Location: Benedict Park Rte 17K (one mile west of the village of Montgomery, NY)

Cost: $25 for 20 ft x 20 ft plot

Contact: Richard Phelps / rlphelps@frontiernet.net

Newburgh Armory Unity Center Community Garden

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Location: Newburgh Armory Unity Center,321 South William Street,Newburgh, NY 12550

Cost: $20 for 4 ft x 10 ft plot / $40 for 4 ft x 40 ft plot

Contact: Lisa Rittweger / (845) 978-8845 / lrittweger@newburgharmory.org

Warwick Community Garden and Orchard

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Location: Warwick Valley Community Center, 11 Hamilton Avenue, Warwick, NY 10990

There are no individual plots. All members work together to plant, maintain, and harvest the entire garden.

Cost: $35 per year (includes garden and orchard) 

Contact: Kelly Collins / (845) 978-8845 / colli642@gmail.com

Last updated November 13, 2020