The Greenhouse Project, located in the James Barrett 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 to support locally-grown food and responsible food policy.
We grow plant, herb and flower sales help us sustain our mission and teach others while doing so. In addition to being a source of organic 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. We manage two community gardens and a teaching garden.
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.
Grow a sustainable community through education, wholesome food, and healthy active living.
The Greenhouse Project’s focus 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 people, the environment and animals, and promotes disease prevention through diet, movement and active living. As a public charity, our programs benefit education, wellness, nutrition, and local hunger projects. Additionally, we operate a 3000 square feet greenhouse in Scranton’s Nay Aug Park and three thriving community gardens. The greenhouse allows us to teach hands-on gardening and horticulture classes while we grow and sell plants and to help support our mission. The James Barrett McNulty Greenhouse is also used weekly with our yoga, tai chi, creative gardening and other classes as well as school educational tours.
We sell perennial and annual flowers, herbs, organic veggie seedlings, and hanging baskets to support our programs, classes and trainings, educational documentaries and more. The Greenhouse uses organic practices in its edible food transplants and offers heirloom varieties when possible.
The James Barrett 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 an agreement with the Nay Aug Park Recreation Authority, The Parks and Recreation Department and the City of Scranton.
The Greenhouse Project has been supported by Posture Interactive, The Scranton Area Foundation, The United Way of Lackawanna County, Lackawanna Heritage Valley Association, Toyota of Scranton, Penn Foster, Whole Kids Foundation and Johnny’s Seeds, The William G. McGowan Foundation, Gertrude Hawk Chocolate.