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The Greenhouse Project:
Your Resource for Community

Since 2002 - growing a sustainable community through education,

wholesome food, and healthy active living.

The Greenhouse Project promotes a food system that is healthy for both people and the planet. We also promote disease prevention through diet, movement and active living. As a public charity, our programs benefit education, nutrition, food justice and local hunger projects. We seek to nourish and grow the community and the world in which we want to live.

Growing an Engaged Community - with Programs for Everyone

INTRODUCING  "OAOA" - OUTDOOR & ACTIVE OLDER ADULTS

 

Free Programs all year long for anyone 60 years and up.  You must join OAOA to take advantage of these Free Programs. Joining is easy and quick online. Just click here to sign up - and then we'll send you the entire schedule, and keep you informed of new program offerings.  Questions?  Email:  getghpinfo@gmail.com

LIFE WRITING - VOLUME 2  (INTERMEDIATE LEVEL)

with Craig Czury

 

Six sessions - Online via Zoom

Registration Required - Email:  getghpinfo@gmail.com

 

SUNDAYS  6:00 - 8:00 pm

Nov 7  through  Dec 12, 2021

 

For intermediate level writers to build on their knowledge with more advanced concepts. Focused exercises expand your skillset of ways to keep energy moving in your writing, infuse it with more depth and dimension, and much more. Genres include personal narrative, poetry, and memoir.
 
$30 for the series of 6 classes - or $10 as a "Drop-In" 
Made possible with support from the Lackawanna Co. Department of Arts & Culture.

YOGA FLOW - AT THE GREENHOUSE

with Kris Probst

 

Wednesday evenings at 6 pm. 

Saturday mornings at 10 am. 

 

Breath and Flow in the fresh air and sunshine just outside of the Greenhouse Project with Kris Probst. (In inclement weather or once cooler weather arrives, we move into The Greenhouse.)

Suggested donation is $10. Park adjacent to the Greenhouse or the parking lots above. 

 

YOGA for GRIEF & STRESS RELIEF


Tuesdays at 1pm - Schimelfenig Pavilion
Nay Aug Park, (near the Pool) 


Traditional Home Health Care and The Greenhouse Project host this beginner level, slow flow yoga, meditation and mindfulness practices out in nature. Relax your mind and calm your spirit.
Free and open to anyone interested in learning more about deep breathing, meditation/mindfulness techniques to calm the mind and restore our spirits.
Bring a mat or folding chair. 

for more information.


WHAT A HUGE BUZZ - WHAT A GREAT DAY!


HONEYBEE & HARVEST DAY 2021

Thank you to everyone who came out to enjoy a wonderful community day in Nay Aug Park. We were OVERWHELMED by the response - and so grateful to you all for joining in the spirit and the fun!  We're already planning next Year's event and looking forward to seeing you all again there. We love our community!

 

Enjoy some photos from the day and mark your calendars for the first weekend of October 2022! 

And thanks again to our Sponsors and Partners!

All photos copyright Brody Photo and The Greenhouse Project. Not for use without permission.

What is The Greenhouse Project?

We Teach

We teach skills and provide practical tools that help people to live healthier, more self-reliant lives. We meet people where they are, facilitating programs about how to make sustainable changes in their daily lives that lead to more thoughtful, resilient lifestyles. We also work with school groups to help reconnect children to the environment, teaching how the foods they eat every day are grown.

We Mobilize

Over 150 Greenhouse nursery volunteers have been trained since we began here in 2013. Each year, approximately 40 steady volunteers give about 3000+ hrs. of generous time to support our mission and to work together to co-create the healthy, vibrant community they want to live in.

We Move

We provide opportunities to engage in healthy lifestyles: guided hikes and walks, bike and kayak outings, wellness and exercise classes, walks for solace, and more.

We Grow

We operate a 3000 sq. ft. greenhouse in Scranton’s Nay Aug Park and three thriving Community Gardens. In the Greenhouse, we grow and sell heirloom and organic vegetable and herb plants, native perennials and pollinator plants, flower pots and hanging baskets. In addition, we manage a demonstration garden.

We Provide

We provide a means of buying locally, both at The Greenhouse and through a weekly Farm Arts Market and our CSA Farm Partnership with Fuller’s Overlook Farms. We also offer programs both online and in-person, for wellness and healthy eating, for creative arts, for culinary arts, for gardening, and for supporting those experiencing grief, loss, and isolation. One of the best things we do is offer civic-minded people a way to volunteer and give back to their community.

We Serve

Each year, we serve our region’s youth with our school gardening programs and field trips. With our partners, we serve our senior citizens by hosting free interactive programs for those 60 and older. We serve adults in our community by teaching simple gardening skills needed to grow their own food - and we serve our immigrant communities by providing a safe space to grow their own food in one of our Community Gardens.

We Connect

We connect local refugee families to authentic ways to find community, meet new neighbors and learn the language while growing native plants from their culture. This benefits local residents, as they learn about these new plant varieties and new gardening methods. And during these years of the pandemic, we have been on the frontline of connecting people in their homes to other people and new learning opportunities via our wide array of online classes and activities. We connect and help to create a regional community by our bi-annual Home/Garden tour, which inspires the public to explore ideas and visit models of a broad variety of vegetable and flower gardens.

We Donate & Recycle

Each year, we donate hundreds of vegetable and herb plants to school and community gardens, and to our neighbors in financial risk and distress. We also manage a Community Bike Recycle Program with our partner, the Anthracite Bike Coalition, to take donated bikes from the community and then rehab and recycle them back to children and adults for free.

We Give Thanks

The James Barrett McNulty Greenhouse in Scranton’s Nay Aug Park was originally made possible by a generous grant from The Walmart Foundation. We operate with an agreement with Scranton Municipal Recreation Authority and the City of Scranton. We give heartfelt gratitude to our partners and sponsors, without whom we could not serve our community with the array of services we are honored to provide. And we are most humbled and grateful by the generous donations of our community members - who know that each dollar they contribute goes directly to programs that enrich their communities!

Some of Our Partners and Sponsors

Anthracite Bike Coalition, City of Scranton, Duffy Accessories, Everhart Museum, Fortis Institute, Fuller’s Overlook Farm, Geisinger, Johnny Seeds, Lackawanna County Area Agency on Aging, Lackawanna County Department of Arts & Culture, Lackawanna Heritage Valley, Penn Foster, Penn State Master Gardeners, Posture Interactive, PPL Foundation, The City of Scranton, The Scranton Area Community Foundation, The Scranton Municipal Recreation Authority, The William G. McGowan Foundation, Toyota Scranton, Traditional Home Health and Hospice, Wegmans, United Way of Lackawanna County

The Greenhouse Project
200 Arthur Ave, Scranton, PA 18510 (in Nay Aug Park)