Welcome to the Town of Montgomery CAC Community Garden at Benedict Park

Want to grow your own food, your own flowers? You can! Take this fantastic opportunity to become a gardener in the new Town of Montgomery CAC Community Garden.

The new award winning Town of Montgomery Conservation Advisory Council (CAC) Community Garden is available for you in Benedict Park, a Town of Montgomery Park. Located on Rte 17K one mile west of the village of Montgomery NY, the garden occupies two acres of high ground within the one hundred acres of Benedict Farm Park. The community garden is divided into 66 single plots most 20 ft x 20ft and available to be gardened singly, double, triple or in quadruple combination.

Each gardener or team of gardeners will be required to donate $25.00 per plot and contribute at least 2 hours of community garden service. Running water, communal tools, a compost pile and fencing have been provided. Gardeners use their plots to grow both vegetables and flowers.

A common area in the garden, with a picnic table and fruit trees and berry bushes is available to the gardeners for pot-luck dinners, gardening demonstrations and relaxation

How to join the garden

If you would like to have a plot in the garden, you need to contact Richard Phelps, the CAC Project Manager at rlphelps@frontiernet.net to find out if a plot is available. If a plot is available and assigned to you then you will need to complete the Indemnification Agreement that is under the "DOCUMENTS" tab on this website and have the Agreement notarized and both pages given to the Town Clerk at the Town Hall.

Payment of $25 per plot is due at that time. A check or money order for $25.00 ($35 for one of the larger plots) should be sent to:

Claudine Sullivan

Garden Treasurer

8 Harvard Drive

Walden, NY 12586

Make the checks payable to TOMCOM Garden


Quick Links to Garden Info

8/23/2020

Thanks to Gail's daughter for this beautiful mural.

8/14/2020

New York State announces confirmed finding of SPOTTED LANTERNFLY ON STATEN ISLAND. For info from Claudine and New York State click here.

For more information on Spotted Lanternfly, visit https://agriculture.ny.gov/spottedlanternfly.


7/01/2020

Good Morning Gardeners,

Here is the story about the garden that was printed in the paper Tuesday.

Have a great garden day,

Claudine

Montgomery farmer planted crops in a town park.

A Montgomery farmer who is only contracted to cut the hay has planted crops in the fields. Check out this story in the Times Herald-Record: https://www.recordonline.com/story/news/2020/06/29/montgomery-farmer-who-only-contracted-cut-hay-has-planted-crops/3220251001/

6/27/2020

Terri wanted everyone to know that the butterflyweed in the BNB is starting to bloom. Let us know if you see butterflies or caterpillars on it.

6/15/2020

Please check your potato plants for the Colorado Potato Beetle. They are laying eggs and will be eating up the leaves on your potatoes and other plants if you do not get rid of them now. You can find the eggs on the underside of the leaves. For more info check out Pests found in the Garden.

Some photos from our 2019 garden

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Click here to view photos of our 2016 Garden

Click here to

view photos of our 2018 Garden


For More photos of our Garden over the past years you can go to

What's Growing in our Gardens


Enjoy these photos taken (by Gary Leather) during our 2015 Season

Click here if you would like to see the 2015 Garden photos.

Webmaster: Gary Leather (tomcomgarden@gmail.com)