The Mission Statement for the County of Lehigh's Community Garden Plot Program
The mission of the Lehigh County Community Gardens Program is to provide citizen access to garden space, to support the production of healthy food for the community, and to promote sustainable gardening practices.
LEHIGH COUNTY COMMUNITY GARDEN PLOT PROGRAM
Lehigh County owns and operates two community garden sites for county residents who need a space to grow their own vegetables.
The Jordan Creek Parkway Community Garden is located along Lehnert Road in Whitehall Township. From the west: Take US Route 22 to the 15th Street exit. Turn left onto Mauch Chunk Road. Drive 1.1 miles to the stoplight at Scherersville Road. Turn right and drive 0.7 miles to the park. Scherersville Road will become Lehnert Road. The garden is on the left side of Lehnert Road.
This site contains 93 garden plots, each measuring 20'x40'. Water is available from a well located along the pathway, midway between the 93 garden plots. Water may also be taken from the Jordan Creek.
The Cedarbrook Community Garden is located near the intersection of Cedarbrook Road and Dorney Park Road in South Whitehall Township. From the west: Take Route 309 to the Hamilton Boulevard exit. Turn left on Lincoln Drive, turn right on Dorney Park Road. Go straight into the Cedarbook Institution District. The garden is behind the Maintenance Building, just past Brookview.
This site contains 110 garden plots, each measuring 20'x30'. Water is available from a stock tank, which is in a central location, easily accessed by all the gardeners. Water can also be taken from the nearby Cedar Creek.
The annual rental fee for a garden plot at either location is $40.00. Registration forms are sent to current garden plot holders mid November. Each site has rules that must be followed in order to keep the garden plots productive and neatly maintained.
Because all of the garden plots are currently assigned, interested gardeners will have to place their names on a waiting list.
For more information: contact Cathleen Bannon, Community Garden Plot Administrator, at 610-391-9583, extension 17.