Story by Danielle Barbour
The Kitchen Garden Tour, sponsored by Dirt Magazine, which was held on Sun., Aug. 13, included the Warwick Community Garden, located at 11 Hamilton Ave. in Warwick. Previously a winner in 2015, the Warwick Community Garden has regained the title as Number One Kitchen Garden. In an email sent out by Sara Werling, one of the leaders of the community garden, she wrote, “Hey gang. We won! Thanks to your tremendous team effort all season!”
Voters bought their tickets and were given a map for their own self-guided tour of local Kitchen Gardens in the Black Dirt and Skyland regions of NY and NJ. After the tour they met up at Mohawk House Restaurant in Sparta, NJ. There they enjoyed live music, hors d’oeuvres and drinks.
The winner, the Warwick Community Garden, will be given an award and will hold the title until the 2018 competition. For more information visit www.Kitchengardentours.com. To join the Warwick Community Garden, send an email to Geoff Howard at firstname.lastname@example.org.