Oaklyn Community Garden: Sustainable Urban Agriculture

 

Located inside Oaklyn Veterans Memorial Park, our Community Garden is a place where residents can grow produce and ornamental plants for personal use. The garden offers both individual plots and shared plots. Additionally, The Oaklyn Green Team offers demonstrations on urban gardening and instructional programming. To rent a plot for 2019, please complete the application via the following link:

Benefits of  Community Gardens

  

Urban agriculture is beneficial to the environment, and to the health and well being of community members. Community gardens can mitigate some of the problems that plague urban areas. They can be a beneficial addition to many communities by increasing the availability of nutritious foods, strengthening community ties, reducing environmental hazards, reducing food miles and creating a more sustainable system.

 
  • Help improve air and soil quality
  • Increase biodiversity of plants and animals
  • Reduce "food miles" that are required to transport nutritious food
  • Can replace impervious structures and improve water infiltration
  • Can reduce neighborhood waste through composting
  • Positively impact the urban micro-climate