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Diefenderfer Tract

This land was donated to the County for use as a park or farmer education site and was formally accepted by County Council in September 2008. The property is comprised of two parcels separated by a UGI right-of-way on the north side, where a local trail (conceptual) is aligned. Currently the land is leased for farming, except for a one-acre community garden with 26 plots in the southeast corner of the property.

Location:  Hanover Township

Open: Sunrise to sunset.

Activities: Community gardening

Amenities: 26 community garden plots, each 405 square feet in size, available by reservation. 

Watershed: Monocacy Creek

Directions: Hanoverville and Jacksonville roads.

GPS Coordinates: 40.682612, -75.409518

Area: 33 Acres

Owned by: Northampton County

Pets: Must be on a leash less than six feet in length.

Historical Interest

  • Each community garden plot is about 15’x27’ or about 405 square feet.DT.png
  • Community garden plots are available to the public free of charge by reservation. Call 610/829-6404 to reserve a garden plot.
  • In 2017, Diefenderfer Tract gardeners donated just under 260 pounds of fresh produce to Second Harvest Food Bank

Environmental Features: One acre community garden adjacent to 32 acres of farmland, which is located within an Agricultural Security Area.


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