Storms Avenue Named Best Start-Up Garden

The Storms Avenue Community Garden (SACG) is collaboration between the Garden State Episcopal Community Development Corporation (GSECDC), Bergen Communities United (BCU), New City Kids (NCK) and community volunteers. The garden site is owned by GSECDC and is located on a deep lot behind two houses the organization constructed several years ago. The original gardening organization disbanded and the site was fallow until the project was revived this year with BCU member organization NCK serving as the lead organization. NCK engaged a team of volunteers from one of their corporate sponsors, Mercedes-Benz North American Marketing, to construct the first phase of the garden. This included mulching the front half of the site and building raised beds. Water for gardening is supplied from an underground tank that is supplied by run-off from the roofs of the two houses in front. It is accessed via a spigot powered by ab underground electric pump. A lot of work has been done this year by volunteers and sponsors, but there is more to be done.