Ben Jones Community Gardens Donation List

The Ben Jones Community Gardens (BJCG) at The HUUB provide fresh, local produce, and beautiful greenspace for Orange residents. The spaces at BJCG are filled with local plants, lively pollinators, and friendly faces perfect for learning about nature and connecting with the community. A community garden is a community effort, and we need your help for BJCG to reach its fullest potential! Consider donating items from this list to support our work making Orange a greener city. Contact haile@orangehuub.org with questions or for more information.

  • General
    • Bricks
    • Broom & dustpan
    • Calendar to track seeding, transplanting, and harvesting schedule
    • Cardboard boxes
    • Compost
    • Compost bags or Leaf/Lawn bags
    • Dry Erase board w/dry erase markers
    • Folding tables
    • Garbage cans 
    • Gloves
    • Handbroom
    • Harvesting baskets/trays
    • Harvesting knives
    • Seeding trays or cups (variety of sizes needed depending on plant being grown; can also use disposable cups)
    • Shelves
    • Small plastic storage containers
    • Milkcrates
    • Organic potting soil
    • Painters tape
    • Permanent markers
    • Pots
    • Pruners
    • Rainwater containers
    • Tarps
    • Tomato cages (2-3)
    • Twine
    • Woodchips/Mulch
  • Outdoor greenhouse
    • Greenhouse kit
    • Outdoor Shade fabric
  • Indoor greenhouse section in basement
    • Fans
    • Grow & heat lamps
    • Insulation
    • Power surge cords
    • Wood
  • Cuttings, Plants, Seeds
    • Fruit trees/bushes or their cuttings
    • Native NJ Plants
    • Organic seeds/saved seeds from local growers
    • Some suggested seeds and plants: 
      • Anise Hyssop, Basil, Bee balm/Bergamot, Chamomile, Collard Greens, Eggplant, Fennel, Lavender, Lettuce, Iris, Peppers, Sunflower, Red and White Clover, Rosemary, Squash, Sunflower, Thyme, Tomatoes, Watermelon, Yarrow
  • Labor
    • Carpentry
    • Compost drop-off/pick up
    • Garden maintenance (no gardening experience necessary!)

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