The Community Garden began about a year ago after the idea had floated around for more than a decade. Green Team member John Hughes helped spearhead the project, and volunteers from Rutherford have come out weekly to help build, maintain and expand the garden, which spans almost the entire block.
In the past year, the Green Team received a $25,000 grant to help expand the garden and install rubber sidewalks, and has had the soil tested (and received favorable results for the soil).
Last year, about six plant beds were spread throughout the area; now 25 beds fill the garden. The tree nursery-lines of newly planted trees that will be replanted in Rutherford when they mature-has grown from a handful of trees to more than a hundred when it will expand all the way to Jackson Avenue.