Growing a Sustainable Community through Education, Wholesome Food and Healthy Living.
The Greenhouse Project, located in the James McNulty Greenhouse in Nay Aug Park in Scranton, is growing a sustainable community through education programs, wholesome food priorities and healthy living initiatives. Our goal is to educate children and adults about horticulture, health, preventing disease through diet and active lifestyle, and support locally-grown food and a esponsible food policy.. Plants, herbs and flower sales sustain the mission and provide learning opportunities. In addition to being a source of flowers and vegetable transplants for the homeowner and we donate and beautify the park, community gardens, and City Hall. Our programs benefit at-risk members of our community and local hunger projects. Through partnerships with schools, organizations, farmers, business, and residents of the region, The Greenhouse Project provides education and supports local food systems. The Greenhouse offers a variety of educational and volunteer gardening opportunities for most levels. The Greenhouse uses organic practices in its edible food transplants and will offer heirloom varieties when possible.
The McNulty Greenhouse was made possible by a generous grant from the Walmart Foundation and a grant from Ronald McDonald House Foundation. The Greenhouse Project operates collaboratively through and agreement with th Nay Aug Park Conservancy, Nay Aug Park Recreation Authority, The Parks and Recreation Department and the City of Scranton.
The Greenhouse Project is partially funded by The William G. McGowan Foundation, Gertrude Hawk Chocolate, The Scranton Area Foundation, The United Way of Lackawanna County, Lackawanna Heritage Valley Association, Penn Foster, Whole Kids Foundation, and Johnny's Seeds.
We offer perennial and annual flowers, herbs, organic veggie seedlings, and hanging baskets for sale to support our programs for children and adults, including classes and trainings, educational documentaries and more. We are also in partnership with the Lackawaxen Farm Company to bring fresh, local products from over local 25 farms and producers for distribution.