The Sapienza Gardens are community gardens located in Hillsdale, New Jersey. These public gardens are maintained through the generous support and efforts of many community groups and volunteers. The objective of the Sapienza Gardens is to provide enriching educational and community programs and to instill both individual and civic respect for nature, an understanding of the flora and fauna in the area, and responsibility for contributing to New Jersey's need for a healthy environment.



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Fundraising Campaign

Brick Fundraiser - The Trustees of the Sapienza Gardens have launched a brick campaign to help raise funds for the many planned projects and activities for this Community Garden.  Funds will be used to restore the area and to initially construct a Children’s Garden and Reading Garden ...


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Please consider making a donation to our local food pantries:

In River Vale, the Food Pantry is located behind the
River Vale Police Station on Rivervale Road.
Contact: Stephanie Muska at 201-280-0721
Hours: Wednesdays 6:00pm - 7:30pm; Thursdays 10:00am - 12:00pm

In Hillsdale, the Helping Hand Food Pantry is located at the
United Methodist Church 349 Hillsdale Avenue
Hours: Mondays, 5:30pm - 6:45pm and
the first Saturday of the month from 9:00am - 10:30am