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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.

FALL MUM FUNDRAISING SALE!
Grow Your Community While Fall Decorating!

 

Healthy Fall Mums for Sale at The Greenhouse Project! These mutli-colored beauties are available for you to purchase on these dates:

 

Fri.  Sept 17     12-6

Sat. Sept 18     10-2

Sun. Sept 19   10-2

 

All proceeds benefit our year-round educational programs. Masks are recommended. 

A DAY OF CREATIVE ARTS  IN NAY AUG PARK!

Sat., Sept. 19, 2021      11:00 - 4:00 

 

Come to the Pavilions nearest to The Greenhouse Project and get your arts on!
Try one or try all four of these Creative Arts experiences:

 

D.I.Y. Printing with Nature   with Christine Medley

Flash Writing & Fusion   with Craig Czury

Plein Air Watercolors   with Michael Sorrentino

Circus Arts PlayShop   with Jennifer Hill

 

SCHEDULE:

 11:00 am     Water Color or Flash Writing
12:15 pm     Print Making or Circus Arts
    1:30  pm      Water Color or Flash Writing
 2:45  pm     Print Making or Circus Arts

 

Bring a bag lunch to nibble on during your workshops, or run over to the Blackwatch Cafe between workshops to grab a bite to eat. Come enjoy a day outdoors learning from these incredible professional artists.


Thanks to the Lackawanna County Department
of Arts & Culture for making this possible!)

SAVE THIS DATE - SAVE THIS DATE!!

HONEYBEE & HARVEST DAY

Free Community Day Celebrating

The Importance of Pollinators!


Saturday, October 2, 2021   (11-4)
In-Person at The Greenhouse Project

 

EVERYONE (Young and Old!) COME JOIN
THE HONEYBEE COSTUME PARADE

Wear a Yellow & Black Honey Bee Costume (easy and fun to make at home!) and join the swarm by the Treehouse in Nay Aug Park. Then march with the band and all the honey bees over to The Greenhouse Project - with a special salute at Geisinger CMC Hospital to honor essential hospital worker bees!!

 

Gather near The Treehouse at Noon. 
Parade starts at 12:30 pm sharp!

 

Check out all the Buzz at The Greenhouse!

  • BeeKeeper Demonstration
  • Old Fashioned Apple Press Demo
  • Pumpkin Painting & Face Painting
  • Fun Games & Craft Activities
  • Candy Apples, Food, Local Vendors

EMPOWERED EATING - MONTHLY CLASS

with Michele Orrson, Facilitator

and Guest Speaker, Beth Bresser


Thursday, Sept. 23, 2021   (6:30 pm)
In-Person at The Greenhouse Project


In plant based eating, as in life, planning is the key to success - keeping you on task and saving time and money. Learn vital tips and templates to simplify your meal planning. Beth Bresser will join us to share great advice for meal preparation, discuss recipes and suggestions for stretching one simple base recipe over multiple meals. Beth & Michele will inspire you both save and succeed on your plant-based journey!


To Register, email:
empoweredeatingplants@gmail.com

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)