Secaucus has two vibrant community gardens. The first, a public garden open to all Secaucus residents, is located at Fountain Park, at the corner of Humboldt Street and Raydol Avenue. It has 14, 4’x8’ raised beds, four compost bins and two rain barrels. Our second community garden is located at the Secaucus Xchange with 54, 4’x8’ raised beds, which are exclusively available to Xchange residents. Both community gardens are exclusively organic, using no pesticides or sprinkler systems. Residents plant vegetables, herbs and flowers in their gardens. To apply for a plot, reserve early, as they are first come - first served, and they go fast! Generally all plots are taken by early April. Secaucus residents can apply for a plot by filling out an application, signing a waiver and emailing back to Amanda at .
Solar Pumps - One idea that the Environmental Department has been working on to make it easier for community gardeners is to collect water in a rain barrel and then use a solar pump to water the garden. Solar panels that collect energy from the sun can provide enough pressure to pump water through a garden hose to water an entire garden. We are investigating the use of solar pumps to help supplement watering our community gardens.
Show Us Your Garden - Every year, we encourage our residents to send us pictures of their flowers and gardens which we feature on the town website and the town TV Channel 36. Email your favorite pictures to Amanda at .