The Greenhouse Project:
Your community resource.

The Greenhouse Project is growing a sustainable community through education, wholesome food, and healthy active living.

Thank You For Your Support
during our Spring Plant Sale Fundraiser!

Help Grow Your Community!

The Scranton Greenhouse Project's Mission:
Growing a Sustainable Community through Education, Whole Foods and Active Living since 2002.

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.

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 Offer

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

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 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!

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 Scranton Area Community Foundation
● Scranton Municipal Recreation Authority
● The William G. McGowan Foundation
● Toyota Scranton
● Traditional Home Health and Hospice
● Wegmans
● United Way of Lackawanna County

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.  A small farm market and creative arts activities for the family - and then you can stay to enjoy the Wednesday Concerts in the Park Series!

 

SMALL FARM MARKET (Rain or Shine) 4:00 to 7:00 pm 

CREATIVE ARTS ACTIVITES (weather permitting) 5:00-6:00pm

LIVE MUSIC IN THE PARK* (weather permitting) 6:00 pm

    * Wednesday Night Concerts hosted & organized by Nay Aug Park (Scranton Municipal Recreation Authority)

  
All activities are free, family-friendly, and intergenerational. Come out and enjoy Nay Aug Park and healthy outdoor fun!

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

 

 

CREATIVE ARTS ACTIVITY SCHEDULE - WEDNESDAY EVENINGS at 5:00 pm (weather permitting)

July 7, 2021  (Visual Arts)PLEIN AIR ART IN THE PARK
with MICHAEL SORRENTINO, LOCAL 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, 2021  (Culinary Arts)Information coming shortly

July 21, 2021  (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.”

July 28, 2021  (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, 2021  (Visual Arts)PLEIN AIR ART IN THE PARK
with MICHAEL SORRENTINO, LOCAL 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, 2021. (Culinary Arts)Information coming shortly

August 18, 2021   (Literary Arts)FLASH WRITING WALK THROUGH NAY AUG PARK
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.   www.craigczury.com

August 25, 2021  (Hand Crafts)Information coming shortly

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