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.
Thanks to the Lackawanna Co. Arts & Culture Department, The Greenhouse Project and our partners Fuller's Overlook Farm will host a FARM ARTS MARKET on Wednesday evenings in July & Aug. in Nay Aug Park.
It's a small farm market (4:00-7:00 pm). It's a creative arts activity for the family (5:00 pm - limited seating). All with live music (6:00 pm) with the Wednesday Concerts in the Park Series (organized by the Scranton Municipal Recreation Authority). We thank the SMRA , Lackawanna County, and the City of Scranton for their support!
The Market and all the Creative Arts Activities are free, family-friendly, and intergenerational. Come out and enjoy Nay Aug Park and healthy outdoor fun! (Please note that all children must be accompanied by a supervising adult.)
For more information, contact us by email: getGHPinfo @ gmail.com
Rain or Shine - Meet at The Schimilfenig Pavilion, Nay Aug Park, Scranton PA
Gail Scaramuzzo from Canned Classics will share helpful hints and show families interested in preserving the delights of the summer harvest season how to safely do so. Lots of good information on how to can and preserve safely, plus recipes using the Canned Classics creations you have come to love.
Kyle Beaver of Ten Mile Mushrooms will show how you can grow your own mushrooms at home! Plus, fun tips, tricks, and recipes for yummy mushroom magic in your own kitchen. Per Covid precautions, there will be no samples at this program.
Crow Designs at The Workshop in Scranton, is a community letterpress and printmaking studio owned by Christine Medley. Christine will host a workshop printing with gel plates and plants and give DIY print-making instructions so you can practice this enjoyable craft at home.
Rain or Shine - Enter at The Olive Street Entrance - Near at The Schimilfenig Pavilion, Nay Aug Park, Scranton PA
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.
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 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 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 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.
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 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.
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.
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!
Anthracite Bike Coalition, City of Scranton, Duffy Accessories, Fortis Institute, Fuller’s Overlook Farm, Everhart Museum, 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)