After a long winter of garden dreams fueled by seed catalogues, this is the moment Garden State gardeners have been waiting for: the weather is finally warm enough to plunge hands in dirt and do some serious planting… If you’ve never gardened but have always wanted to grow your own healthy food, there’s no better time than now to dig in… The American Community Garden Association estimates that there are more than 18,000 community gardens in the United States. The exact number in New Jersey isn’t known, since there’s no master list. But if you search "community gardens New Jersey" on the Internet, dozens of community gardens across the state pop up… Need gardening advice? One great resource is the New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station at Rutgers University, online at http://njaes.rutgers.edu/garden. Another is the Northeast Organic Farming Association of New Jersey website at www.nofanj.org.
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