I was so pleased when several years ago Chester started a Community Garden, located in the Highlands Ridge Park off North Rd. Open to both Borough and Township residents, and beyond if space allows, it has been a resounding success. Beautifully designed and thoroughly fenced against deer, etc., it offers 120 plots, a gazebo for shade, a shed for the lawnmowers, and water spigots every 20 feet or so among the sunny plots.
For a reasonable fee, you, too, can have a great sunny space to garden, surrounded by knowledgeable like-minded people. The garden is run on organic principles and offers free mulch, manure and topsoil as needed. We've had several parties there, a Tomato Contest sponsored by the Chester Garden Club, and just a great time getting to know our neighbors.
Know where your food comes from...everything tastes better when you grow it yourself!