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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.

Thanks to the Lackawanna Co. Arts & Culture Department, The Greenhouse Project and our partners Fuller's Overlook Farm will host a FARM ARTS MARKET on Wednesday evenings in July & Aug. in Nay Aug Park. 

It's a small farm market (4:00-7:00 pm). It's a creative arts activity for the family (5:00 pm - limited seating). All with live music (6:00 pm) with the Wednesday Concerts in the Park Series (organized by the Scranton Municipal Recreation Authority). We thank the SMRA , Lackawanna County, and the City of Scranton for their support!

  
The Market and all the Creative Arts Activities are free, family-friendly, and intergenerational. Come out and enjoy Nay Aug Park and healthy outdoor fun! (Please note that all children must be accompanied by a supervising adult.)

For more information, contact us by email: getGHPinfo @ gmail.com

Rain or Shine - Meet at The Schimilfenig Pavilion, Nay Aug Park, Scranton PA

JULY 7 - VISUAL ARTS

Plein Air Art in the Park
with Michael Sorrentino, Artist

Michael Sorrentino will lead outdoor art classes painting or drawing in the popular "en plein air" style (in the open air) with your subject all around you in Nay Aug Park. No experience is necessary - materials will be provided. Please bring a chair and/or lawn blanket for you to sit on in comfort during the activity session.

JULY 14 - CULINARY ARTS

Culinary Demo - Hints & Tips from Gail
with Gail Scaramuzzo, Canned Classics

Gail Scaramuzzo from Canned Classics will share helpful hints and show families interested in preserving the delights of the summer harvest season how to safely do so. Lots of good information on how to can and preserve safely, plus recipes using the Canned Classics creations you have come to love.

JULY 21 & JULY 28 - THEATRE ARTS

Experimental Theatre Exercises & Rituals
with Brad Burgess, The Living Theatre (NYC)

Brad Burgess, artistic director of the Living Theatre in NYC, will teach the simple performative exercises and rituals of the historic Living Theatre to community participants that focus on sound and movement techniques of the 1960s and 1970’s avant-garde theatre. All activities are open to all ages and great for youth as well as seasoned professional performers! For 75 years The Living Theatre, the longest-running American experimental theatre company, has brought folks together from different generations, different parts of the world, with different ideas and upbringings. The Greenhouse Project in tandem with Scranton Fringe is thrilled to welcome this artist from such a renowned theatrical organization!

Brad Burgess is Artistic Director of The Living Theatre, where he worked beside a friend and mentor Judith Malina as a caretaker and working partner for ten years until her passing in 2015. He has taught theatre workshops in New York, New Haven, all over Western Europe, and Brazil. He is co-founder of The Indie Theater Fund and has received an Obie Award for his ensemble work on The Living Theatre’s production of "The Brig.”

AUGUST 4 - VISUAL ARTS

Plein Air Art in the Park
with Michael Sorrentino, Artist

Michael Sorrentino will lead outdoor art classes painting or drawing in the popular "en plein air" style (in the open air) with your subject all around you in Nay Aug Park. No experience is necessary - materials will be provided. Please bring a chair and/or lawn blanket for you to sit on in comfort during the activity session.

AUGUST 11 - CULINARY ARTS

Growing & Culinary Demo
with Kyle Beaver, Ten Mile Mushrooms

Kyle Beaver of Ten Mile Mushrooms will show how you can grow your own mushrooms at home! Plus, fun tips, tricks, and recipes for yummy mushroom magic in your own kitchen. Per Covid precautions, there will be no samples at this program.

AUGUST 18 - LITERARY ARTS

Creative Writing "Flash Writing" Walk Through Nay Aug
with Craig Czury, International Poet

Craig Czury will lead an unexpectedly intriguing creative writing workshop - in motion - while walking through beautiful Nay Aug Park. Short guided writing exercises will be offered at various parts of the park, then the group will gather their collective words into a multi-voice experience. No writing experience necessary, writing materials provided or bring your own.

Craig Czury is a creator of poetry and poetry performances, a Fulbright scholar, an author / publisher / editor and translator, and an arts advocate who energizes communities and organizations through public poetry. Czury’s early adulthood was spent hitchhiking North America, working carnivals, warehouses, canneries, construction crews, restaurant kitchens, and organizing community poetry readings. It is from his childhood growing up in the anthracite coal region of Pennsylvania, from his experiences during 15 years of hitchhiking, and from his continued travels all over the world that Czury’s indomitable spirit springs colorfully forth into his poetry.  

AUGUST 25 - DESIGN ARTS

Print Making Workshop
with Christine Medley, Crow Designs

Crow Designs at The Workshop in Scranton, is a community letterpress and printmaking studio owned by Christine Medley. Christine will host a workshop printing with gel plates and plants and give DIY print-making instructions so you can practice this enjoyable craft at home.

Rain or Shine - Enter at The Olive Street Entrance - Near at The Schimilfenig Pavilion, Nay Aug Park, Scranton PA

Locally grown, resilient, and restorative agricultural practices to ensure that what comes from our fields to your table is fresh and nutritious.

It’s nice when you make lemonade out of lemons…. But it’s even nicer if you open up a lemonade stand & share in the hope of finding a cure.

Since 1981, the Loch family has been producing delicious maple syrup and maple products - bringing the sweetness of nature to your table.

Delicious treats with legendary service, highest quality, and meticulous detail. A chocolate & candy-obsessed  indulgence of sight, smell, and taste! 

Locally-grown mushrooms.
Providing a variety of species of mushrooms and taking extreme pride in the quality & care of each product we sell.

Happiness is, indeed, homemade! All items are prepared by hand, in small batches with the freshest ingredients. Healthy, delicious.

Jive Jerky

Painstakingly perfected artisan crafted small batch hand-cut jerky. All fresh – never frozen. Hand cut, solid, lean meat with no additives. Original recipes!

Crafted by hand UV Resin items inspired by and taken from nature. Beautiful pressed flower and mini-mushroom jewelry and  other items. 

A community letterpress and printmaking studio selling printed items such as totes, t-shirts, and fine art prints printed directly from nature. 

A zero waste shop handcrafting all natural bar soap, emulsified sugar scrub, body lotion, lip balm, and much more. Life-giving and plant-based goods. 

Specializing in Creative Art Kits for sale that you can safely do at home with your children. Plus other hand-crafted items for you and your kids to enjoy.

Clum Family Farm

 

Specializing in Creative Art Kits for sale that you can safely do at home with your children. Plus other hand-crafted items for you and your kids to enjoy.

Locally made, delicious marinades and dipping oils, hot sauces, and the occasional pestos, made form the best ingredients available.

Massage - Lydia Bagdonas

Building community around food sustainability while connecting with the earth and people in their visions, artistic expressions and fellowship.

Building community around food sustainability while connecting with the earth and people in their visions, artistic expressions and fellowship.

Keep Well

Healthy never tasted so fresh and delicious. Smoothies, juices, and more crafted from fresh ingredients to help you fuel well and feel well!

Reducing the causes and effects of poverty - including providing child and family services while expanding support for the independence of the aged and disabled.

 

Tiny Homestead Studio

 

Original illustrations inspired by the joy of homesteading, gardening, family, and living a mindful life grounded in the beauty of nature.

The Greenhouse Project:
WHO WE ARE

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, Fortis Institute, Fuller’s Overlook Farm, Everhart Museum, 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)