The Greenhouse Project

The Greenhouse Project: Our community resource.

The Greenhouse Project is growing a sustainable community through education, wholesome food, and healthy active living. The Greenhouse Project’s goal is to educate children and adults about horticulture, health, preventing disease through diet, and locally-grown food. Plants, herbs and flower sales sustain the mission. The Greenhouse Project operates an 3000 sq. ft. environmental learning space at the The James Barrett McNulty Greenhouse in Nay Aug Park.

We manage several community gardens, host school field trips and gardening projects, offer classes to individuals teaching how to grow and cook food, how to become more active for a disease free life. Through partnerships with schools, farmers, organizations, business and residents, The Greenhouse Project strives for a food system that is healthy for people and the environment and support disease prevention through diet and exercise. As a public charity, our programs benefit education and local hunger projects.

The James Barrett McNulty Greenhouse was made possible by generous grant from The Walmart Foundation. Support has been received by The Scranton Area Foundation, Gertrude Hawk Chocolate, The William G. McGowan Foundation, Penn Foster, Toyota of Scranton and many others. We operate with an agreement with Nay Aug Park Recreation Authority and the City of Scranton. 

What Folks are Saying

“After attending The Greenhouse Project’s film showing of “Forks Over Knives,” my husband and I made a commitment to change the way ate food for 30 days. We eliminated all processed food, meat, dairy, added sugar, added oils, and opted to choose organic and 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 less 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.”

Kathy R., Dickson City
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“The Greenhouse Project Yoga for Health always seem to be exactly what I need. I always end up feeling energized, refreshed. It’s not just a token yoga class. I am engaged and learn something about nutrition or being in tune with my breath, even in my most distracted of moments.”

Mary G., Clarks Summit

“I’m so glad to have had the opportunity to experience kayaking. It was a real challenge for me to try that for the first time at the age of 64,   but by going ahead and doing it anyway, I had the satisfaction  

Mary Ann B., Scranton 

“My husband and I attended last month’s seminar of Empowered Eating and we decided, after hearing the testimonies, to adopt a mostly plant based diet. My motivation for doing so was to be able to lower my cholesterol so that I wouldn’t have to start the medication my doctor prescribed for me. We have maintained a mostly plant based diet since last month’s meeting, eating meat (including fish) only twice a week. My recent blood work shows that this lifestyle is already paying off with my cholesterol dropping from 231 to 206 and my triglycerides dropping from 155 to 138. If you’re contemplating whether or not to attend this seminar, I urge you to do so. You’ll be well informed and will find the keys to start or continue your healthier-living journey.”

Jenn R., Dickson City

“I truly believe that the Community Garden is an asset to the Hill Section of Scranton. While living in Scranton, I was one of the 10 gardeners in this organic garden where I learnt a lot and also built a community around fresh produce and healthy eating. This also provided me an opportunity to explore new and diverse vegetable which I would not have had a chance to grow. It was inclusive of its neighbors and had diversity of vegetation as well as gardeners. I miss being part of it now that I moved away.”

Sushma B., 2019

Location

200 Arthur Ave, Scranton, PA 18510, in Nay Aug Park

Hours

Hours are seasonal and depending upon volunteers and staffing.

Thank You to our Partners

Lackawanna County