Bordentown City – For his monthly community service event, Senator Troy Singleton announced that he will partner with the Bordentown City Environmental Commission to help prepare their Community Garden for the spring and summer planting seasons. The “Serve with Senator Singleton” event will be held at the Community Garden, which is located next to 30 East Burlington Street, Bordentown City on Saturday, March 28 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
The Senator and a team of volunteers will be asked to perform a variety of tasks needed to prep the 25 garden plots such as unloading compost bins, spreading new dirt for planting, and tilling the soil. The Community Garden is located across from the Clara Barton School playground. Anyone interested in volunteering with the Senator can sign-up here: https://www.senatorsingleton.com/bordentown_city_community_garden
“The start of spring is the perfect time to prepare the Community Garden for the bounties that it will produce during the spring and summer growing seasons,” said Senator Singleton. “I am proud to partner with the City of Bordentown on this community service project that will undoubtedly allow residents to grow and harvest fresh and healthy fruits and vegetables.”
This will be Senator Singleton’s 28th “Serve with Singleton” event since becoming State Senator in 2018. Previous volunteer efforts include: indoor and outdoor clean-up days, animal welfare projects, various clothing and supply drives, painting projects, and community event set-up and staffing. To date, more than 1,000 hours have been donated by volunteers to local community service projects.
The Bordentown City Environmental Commission oversees the Community Garden so that residents who do not have yard space can tend to their own fruit, vegetable, or flower gardens. Gardeners pay a small fee for seasonal use and are responsible for cultivating and managing their plants. The Community Garden has been in existence since April 2016. More information on the garden can be found here: https://cityofbordentown.com/community-garden/