Growing a Sustainable Communitythrough Education, Wholesome Food and Healthy Active Living
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The Greenhouse Project The Greenhouse Project’s mission is to educate both children and adults about the relationship between the foods we eat and our personal and public health. The Greenhouse Project promotes a food ecosystem that is healthy for both people and the environment and promotes disease prevention through diet, movement and active living. As a public charity, our programs benefit education, nutrition, and local hunger projects. Additionally, we operate a 3000 sq. ft. James McNulty Greenhouse in Scranton’s Nay Aug Park and three thriving community gardens. The greenhouse allows us to grow and sell plants and teach hands-on horticulture classes to help support our mission. Volunteers are a foundation of The Greenhouse Project, and in 2016 more than 30 steady volunteers gave over 2700 hours of service to our programs. Also in 2016, we doubled our community impact, and individuals received 5,886 program hours of service. This brief video showcases the work and success of our projects: http://www.scrantongreenhouse.org
In addition to being a source of vegetable transplants and flowers for city and county residents, we donate to and beautify Nay Aug Park, community gardens, and Scranton City Hall. Our many programs also benefit local hunger projects and at-risk members of our community.
Through partnerships with schools, farmers, local businesses, non-profits and area residents, The Greenhouse Project provides a variety of educational opportunities and supports local food systems. The Greenhouse also offers a variety of volunteer gardening opportunities for all levels of experience.
The Greenhouse Project operates collaboratively through an agreement with the Nay Aug Park Conservancy, Nay Aug Park Recreation Authority, The Parks and Recreation Department and the City of Scranton.
The Greenhouse uses organic practices in its edible food transplants and offers heirloom varieties when possible. We also partner with the Lackawaxen Farm Company to bring fresh, local products from more than 25 regional farms and producers for distribution to the community.
What Our Clients Are Saying
“After attending The Greenhouse Project's showing of the film “Forks Over Knives,” my husband and I made a commitment to change the types of food we ate for 30 days. We eliminated all processed food, meat, dairy, added sugar, added oils, and opted to choose plant-based items. Within 30 days we saw a significant change in our weight and FELT healthier. We have more energy, better concentration, improved mood, and fewer cravings for unhealthy foods.... We believe that The Greenhouse Project helped us change our life-style, which will benefit us for the rest of our lives!”