In 1995, Homes of Montclair Ecumenical Corp (HOMECorp) created Dorothy’s Garden, a community garden at the rear of 9-9 ½ Miller Street, Montclair. Funded by a $15,000 grant from the County of Essex, HOMECorp staff and volunteers built nine raised beds that are rented to HOMECorp tenants and other community residents. Dorothy’s Garden is named and dedicated to the memory of Dorothy Clark, a former HOMECorp tenant, who worked tirelessly in the garden as she lovingly tended the plants and flowers that she grew.
Community gardens thrive on dedicated volunteers. Past volunteers include: Temple Ner Tamid, Keller Williams NJ Metro Group, and Montclair High School CGI. To register to volunteer, sign up here or call 973-744-4141.