Grow It Green Morristown is building a park for you. How should it look?

Christian Schuller welcomes visitors to the Early Street Community Garden for Bike and Walk Morristown's Bike In Movie. The band Byrdgrass is with him. Photo by Kevin Coughlin

The band Byrdgrass in August, on site of proposed park in the Early Street Community Garden. Photo by Kevin Coughlin

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!

Preliminary plans for expansion of the community garden on Early Street. Courtesy of Grow It Green Morristown.

Preliminary plans for expansion of the community garden on Early Street. Courtesy of Grow It Green Morristown.

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.

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The community garden on Early Street has a bright future, thanks to grants that will enable Morristown to acquire the land.

The community garden on Early Street has a bright future, thanks to grants that will enable Morristown to acquire the land.



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