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Adopt-A-Lot Community Gardens

Jersey City’s Adopt-A-Lot (AAL) program allows non-profit organizations to create a peaceful and enjoyable space for everyone to share on dormant City-owned property. Community gardens are collectively managed by a group of at least five (5) people producing fruits, vegetables, flowers or plants. Gardens must keep their gates open for a minimum of twenty (20) hours per week from May 1st through November 30th. In addition, gardens must post signage listing open hours, a schedule of planned activities, information on how to join the garden, and contact information.


Brunswick Community Garden
Jersey City Community Gardening, Inc.
174-176 Brunswick Street 07302
Saturday & Sunday 8AM - 6PM
Email: [email protected]

Riverview Community Garden
285 Ogden Avenue 07307
Saturday & Sunday 10AM - 3PM
Email: [email protected]

Ogden's End Community Garden
Riverview Neighborhood Association
105 Ogden Avenue 07307
Wednesday 5:30 - 7PM & Saturday 9:30 - Noon
Email: [email protected]

The Children’s Garden
Jersey City Moms Meet Up Group
280 Grove Street 07302
Monday - Friday 8AM - 5PM
Email: [email protected]

GNA Community Garden
Greater Neighborhood Alliance, Inc.
81 Garfield Avenue 07305
Saturday & Sunday 8AM - 4PM
Email: [email protected]

Mandela Lot
Union Street Block Association
447 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive 07304
Mon., Wed. & Friday 7AM - 10AM
Email: [email protected]

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Adopt-A-Lot Garden Documents

While Adopt-A-Lot users must maintain their gardens independently when possible, the City strives to assist new adopters and support well-managed organizations that excel at inclusion and equity. To help facilitate requests for support, we ask that you complete this online wish list request form.

Download the Lease agreement

According to the AAL lease agreement, each AAL must submit this brief bi-annual report every June and October.