Grow It Green Morristown wants to create a public park at the entrance to the Early Street Community Garden. What do want this park to include?
Speak now or forever hold your pumpkin!
Two gatherings will solicit public suggestions this month. On Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014, the ladies from Grow It Green will set up shop in the town hall lobby, 200 South St., at 6:30 pm.
Transportation from the seniors housing complex on Early Street can be arranged by calling Carolle Huber at (201) 572-1555.
A second session with Spanish translation is scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 28, at 7 pm at St. Margaret’s Church on 6 Sussex Ave.
Light refreshments will be served at both meetings.
The town and the nonprofit Trust for Public Land collaborated to acquire the almost-one-acre site in June 2013, ensuring that it will be spared from development. It was a vacant, littered lot when Grow It Green opened the community garden in 2009.
The organization aims to increase the number of gardening beds available to local gardeners, while adding public seating, a demonstration rain garden, a community gathering place and a passive park fronting Early Street.