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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

YOGA YOU CAN DO! - Gentle Yoga Online at Home

with Theresa Novak, yoga instructor

 

Eight (8) sessions - Online via Zoom

Registration Required

To register, email:  getghpinfo@gmail.com

 

TUESDAYS  9:00 - 10:15 am

Jan 11 - Mar 1, 2022

 

Yoga has been known to reduce stress and depression, improve mindfulness and sleep, and  enhance balance, strength, and flexibility. The goal of this class is to get you generally feeling better in and about your body.
 
After registering, you'll be sent class log-in information by email. 
 
$20 for the series of 8 classes 
FREE for OAOA Members.
60 years or older and not in OAOA? Email us!
 
Made possible with support from the Lackawanna Co. Area Agency on Aging.

COVID - What's Been Lost & What You've Found

An Online Discussion & Writing Group

with Craig Czury, poet & Fulbright scholar

 

Four (4) sessions - Online via Zoom

Registration Required -
To register, email:  getghpinfo@gmail.com

 

FOUR THURSDAYS  6:30 - 8:30 pm

Jan 20 - Feb 10, 2022

 

After 2 years of life with Covid, tremendous losses have been experienced. And in that shifting landscape of life during a pandemic, what have you surprisingly gained or found? This is a chance to explore the very real realms between what we've lost and what we've found - via writing. No experience necessary!
 
After registering, you'll be sent class log-in information by email. 
 
$20 for the series of 4 classes 
FREE for OAOA Members.
60 years or older and not in OAOA? Email us!
 
Made possible with support from the Lackawanna Co. Area Agency on Aging.

WATERCOLOR CLASSES - INTERMEDIATE LEVEL

with Michael Sorrentino, artist & educator

 

Four (4) sessions - Online via Zoom

Registration Required

To register, email:  getghpinfo@gmail.com

 

FOUR TUESDAYS  6:00 - 8:00 pm

Feb 1 - 22, 2022

 

Take your inspiration and watercolor skillset to the next level with these intermediat classes. Learn more advanced concepts with guided practice sessions. Space is limited to ensure small class size and personal attention.
 
After registering, you'll be sent class log-in information by email. 
 
$20 for the series of 4 classes 
 
Made possible with support from the Lackawanna Co. Department of Arts & Culture.

SKETCHBOOK & JOURNAL

A Creativity Sparking Session

with Michael Sorrentino, artist & educator

 

Four (4) sessions - Online via Zoom

Registration Required -
To register, email:  getghpinfo@gmail.com

 

FOUR WEDNESDAYS 
6:00 - 8:00 pm

Feb 2 - 23, 2022

 

Transform your doodles into art! Start sketching and liberate the hand, to learn new creative methods starting with real objects, and to develop your imagination.
Fill a sketchbook with doodles, ideas, and experiments to sharpen your creative process and solidify the habit of drawing. Inspirational exercises and a final piece that will incorporate all that you have learned along the way.
No experience necessary!
 
After registering, you'll be sent class log-in information by email. 
 
$20 for the series of 4 classes 
FREE for OAOA Members.
60 years or older and not in OAOA? Email us!
 
Made possible with support from the Lackawanna Co. Area Agency on Aging.


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.

 

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

And thanks again to our Sponsors & 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)