The Millstone Community Garden Ready for Planting

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By Pam Teel


The Millstone Community Garden, located on the grounds of the United Presbyterian Church in Millstone, is alive again with the coming of spring. With a productive first year behind them, gardeners are beginning to get their plots ready for planting. Located at 211 Millstone Road, the garden is on the left-hand side of the church and is open to everyone, not just church members. You are also welcome whether you’re a Millstone resident or not. If you’re a first time gardener or a seasoned one, come and mingle with the other gardeners. Located in an ideal sunny location, the garden is completely surrounded by a deer fence. Water is also available on the premises. Plant whatever vegetables or flowers you want too. Even if you have little experience gardening, you can be paired up with an experienced gardener who will guide you along. The cost is $25.00 for the season. You get a 10 1/2 by 10 1/2 garden plot to plant in. There will also be three demonstration plots planted by the Master Gardeners of Monmouth County showing you different techniques of gardening such as mulching, using trellises, and the companion planting of different crops. There are also eight PAR (plant a row for the hungry) rows. Last year the garden yielded over 500 lbs of produce that went to the Freehold Open Door Food Pantry to help feed the needy. The master gardeners are on hand to answer any questions you might have. Go to for more information about the garden. You can also call Anne Haines at 732-299-7827 to reserve a spot. There are still a few plots open. In other church related news: (Please note you don’t have to be a church member to join any of the events below.) There will be a clothing drive on May 15th from 9am to 12 pm. You may drop off items at the church. May 17th is family game night at the Ministry center. Children from Preschool through High School are welcome to join in the fun on the third Tuesday of each month from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm in the ministry center for a night of games and fun. All children are welcome. Parents are welcomed to stay or drop their kids off for pick up at 8:00pm. Vacation Bible school 2016 will be held on June 27th- to July 1st from 9:00 to 12:00 every day. The cost is $25.00 per child. Programs are available from pre-K- 4 years old through the fifth grade. Click on the link to register now at Adult Bible study- every Sunday at 9:00 am and Tuesday at 11:00 am at the Ministry Center next to the church. 9:00 am every Thursday come and join the ladies in the Breakfast club at Gus’s Diner – 135, Route 33, Manalapan. Sewing club meets Wed. nights at 5:30 at the church. Call Anne Haines for more information 732-299-1827 Book club meets occasionally on Monday evenings at 7:00 pm. If you would like read and discuss books with others, come and join in at the ministry center. Contact Patti Keeley for more information at 609 259- 0769. Private AA Meetings are held every Monday night at 7:00 pm 2nd floor of church. Some Gardening Advice Grow peas of mind; Lettuce be thankful; Squash selfishness; Turnip to help others; And always make thyme for loved ones! Author unknown