Located in Cedar Lane Park, the Ossining Organic Community Garden (OOCG) provides residents of the Town and Village of Ossining with a sunny, secure (deer free!) space to grow vegetables, fruit, and flowers using organic practices. Gardeners with all levels of experience are welcome to join the community. If you are new to gardening, you’ll discover how much fun and satisfaction there is in growing your own healthy and delicious food with like-minded people!
Some of the garden beds are wheelchair accessible, although the path may be slightly bumpy. While the primary benefit of the garden is the ability to grow healthy organic produce, the opportunity for neighbors to become acquainted and to work together is an added bonus!
The OOCG has 50 plots and has been active since its inauguration day on May 1st, 2010, when a group of residents, children from the Ossining Headstart program and Americorps Members celebrated the completion of months of hard work, transforming muddy unused land into a beautiful space for the community.
Gardeners should expect an average of 4 to 5 hours of work weekly towards the maintenance & upkeep of their plot & the community garden.
The plots are available to Village & Town of Ossining residents and an active Ossining Parks & Recreation ID card is required. The registration period to obtain an individual gardening plot happens every year in February.
The program fee is $20 per plot and is payable to “Village of Ossining” at the time of plot assignment. All new and returning gardeners must register, pay the fee and attend the mandatory orientation session scheduled in March.
For more information and any questions, please contact the OOCG Committee by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.