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Virginia A. Cory Community Garden

Grow With Us

​Located on Beechwood Avenue between Brookwillow and Pinewood Avenues in West Long Branch, New Jersey

The Virginia A. Cory Community Garden at Monmouth University is a cooperative volunteer effort run by the School of Social Work with the assistance of a steering committee of gardeners and Monmouth University faculty. Some of the many members of our community are pictured on this page: students, master gardeners, community volunteers, faculty members, gardeners, corporate and community sponsors as well as the staff and clients of the programs and sites that receive the garden’s produce during the season. We strive to grow our community each season. Come grow with us!

Pounds harvested in 2022

Garden Beds
25 Community and 38 member beds


Become a Garden Member or a Volunteer

We are always looking for people who want to help our community. Anyone is always welcomed to come join us at our garden!

Two women picking herbs in a garden

Donation Sites

Every year our community garden donates produce to various pantries and community centers.

Garden Events

Watch recordings of past events

Cooking in the Garden

Our guest chefs demonstrate how to use the food grown in our garden to create simple meals.

The Big Event

The Virginia A. Cory Community Garden is always thankful for Monmouth University’s annual Big Event. The Big Event is a campus-wide day of volunteering. Each year, students donate their time to help our garden.

Lectures in the Garden

Our guest speakers inform our gardeners on subjects like beneficial insects, climate change, and four season growing. 

Teresa Maltz

Garden Coordinator

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