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Courtyard Garden Project

Welcome BAC Families! Come here for more information on the development of the Cucinella Courtyard Garden and join our planning committee.

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Cucinella Elementary Courtyard Garden Overview

The preliminary planning of the courtyard garden includes building raised garden beds to plant vegetables that will be harvested and donated to the food pantry. The secondary goal is to plant a pollinator garden.


This spring, 2022, we purchased three raised Veg Trug garden beds as well as potato bags, gardening tools and received a generous amount of donations from local businesses to plant our pollinator garden as well. To culminate our project at the end of the school year we hosted an Open House to recognize our new learning space and thank our sponsors for their generous donations. View the video to see our progress.


We would like to see the space grow especially since we have aquired more funding to specifically enhance our vegetable garden.


We welcome all ideas, suggestions and guidance to make our courtyard a beautiful new learning space.


Courtyard Garden Planning Committee--Join Us!

Join our Courtyard Planning Committee through MemberHub. Our parent group along with The Garden Club of Long Valley will be working together to develop our garden in stages. Share your ideas and talents to contribute to our school community project.

Our next meeting date is: Thursday, September 29th 3:30pm, BAC Library

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Funding-How are we making it happen?

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Our fundraising began with a plant sale fundraiser at our very own Ort Farms.

Through the efforts of Cucinella LDTC, Ms. Tracy Swain, we were able to acquire a $500 grant through Visions Federal Credit Union and two, $200 through the Roots and Shoots Organization. Our PTO was also able to secure a $200 grant through Roots and Shoots as well as a $3,000 grant from the Whole Kids Foundation.

We are working towards finding additional funding through other grant opportunities, but if you are interested in making an open donation to our cause you can do so through our MemberHub Open Donation link.

Kindly note your family donation should support the Courtyard Garden Project.

You can also make a contribution of supplies through the Amazon Wishlist the committee has created to supplement our efforts.

Thank You!

We would like to thank the following businesses, organizations and families that have supported our project. We appreciate every ounce of funding, support and guidance!

  • Ort Farms

  • Garden Club of Long Valley

  • Visions Federal Credit Union

  • Bunyi Family

  • High Mowing Organic Seeds

  • Hudson Valley Seed Company

  • Roots and Shoots

  • Vorhees Family

  • Anonymous Donation honoring BAC students' Grandparents

  • Stonyhill Gardens

  • Donaldson's Farm

  • Lowe's of Hackettstown 

  • Home Depot of Hackettstown 

  • Ace Hardware of Chester 

  • Tractor Supply of Flanders 

  • Harrington Family and Hoffman Supply

  • Swaszek Family

  • Whole Kids Foundation

  • Shop Rite of Chester

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