Montclair community food gardening and free pantries

Montclair community food gardening and free pantries

The Community Gardening Affinity Group of Montclair Mutual Aid supports local community food gardens and local “Little Free Pantries.”

Partnering with the Northeast Earth Coalition (neearth.org, @neearthcoalition), the community gardening affinity group gathers Monday mornings (April through October) to harvest vegetables and maintain the community food gardens at Mt. Carmel Church, Crane Park, and First Congregational Church.

The harvested food is donated to Toni’s Kitchen (toniskitchen.org, @tonis.kitchen) to feed our neighbors. While community gardening is on hiatus for the winter, we are working to build, install, and stock Little Free Pantries in town.

We meet weekly in person Spring through Fall and at biweekly zoom meetings in the winter.