The Greenhouse Project Yoga for Health with Mindy 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 Sue Goreschak

My husband and I attended last month’s meeting/seminar 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 meeting/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 Ruggiero

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.

Ruth Rose

I just wanted to take a moment to thank The Greenhouse Project for all the great experiences and knowledge that I have acquired by being a part of this really great community-minded organization. By allowing me the opportunity to coordinate the documentary movie series, participate in board meetings, and develop and start the healthy eating group called Empowered Eating, they taught me so much about being a part of a non-profit, organizing events, working with others, and the list goes on. All these great learning experiences have contributed to giving me the confidence to start my new business to help those with Parkinson’s disease, Rock Steady Boxing, Northeast PA. If you ever thought about giving back to your community and encouraging a sustainable food system, local gardening, and healthy living, The Greenhouse Project is the place for you!

Kathy Reap

An all time favorite family fun event, EAT WELL LIVE WELL inspired and taught kids to cook and eat real food with their families. Fabulous as well as delicious recipes sure to encourage our next generation of healthy happy kids to eat well live well!!

Johnine

I thought the eat well live well event was fantastic and something we need a lot more of in Scranton! It was a great way to be introduced to new foods in a friendly environment. It’s great to see a local grocery store teaming up with like-minded organizations such as The Greenhouse Project to show community support for eating healthier in our own back yards. Can’t wait for the next one!

Athena

Greenhouse Yoga

I have been taking Yoga for the past 6 months. I sleep better & I am more relaxed. My blood pressure & sugar levels have drastically improved. Thank you – I feel accepted and happier because of you.

Anonymous

I am a member it has made a remarkable difference in my body and soul  love the program enjoy the education i received  hope its there in the future the benefits are great.

Marlene C

The Greenhouse Project Yoga for Health program with Mindy is exactly what I need. I always end up feeling energized, refreshed and ready for anything. I think it’s great that it’s not just a token yoga class. I can’t help being engaged and learning something about nutrition or being in tune with my breath, even in my most distracted of moments.

Mary Sue G.

I truly believe that the Laurie’s Community Garden is an asset to the Hill Section of Scranton. I was one of the 10 gardeners in this Organic garden where I leant 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…if it was not or this Garden. 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

I volunteered at an “Everybody Eats” – free healthy meal event sponsored by The Greenhouse Project. I did it as a favor to a friend. I expected to stand in a line help and serve food to those in need with little conversation or eye contact. However…my experience and my expectation couldn’t have been further apart. I witnessed a true sense of community. Strangers introducing themselves to each other- asking about each other’s children and families – Kids playing together – a local kids’ school chorus singing songs during dinner. All in attendance were treated as guests – as equals – as it should be.

Anonymous

I thought it was a wonderful event even if the weather didn’t cooperate. It was interesting to see some veggies that we don’t usually eat prepared in way that were very appetizing. Although there weren’t any more of the dinosaur kale seeds left, we did enjoy eating some of the already grown kale. ‪My kids, Katie and Larry both enjoyed the event and we would love to attend another.

Margaret

Thank you Greenhouse Project for hosting the kid’s cooking classes. My daughter Molly participated in the pizza making and the tortilla making classes and really enjoyed them. These are foods that we eat on a weekly basis and I as a mother appreciated the menu choices so my daughter could see where these foods come and how they’re made. I look forward to any more classes or workshops that you may have.

Nell O'Boyle

For the past few months I have been attending Yoga for Health. I have enjoyed it immensely mostly because I have acquired a much healthier life style. My range of motion has improved, it helped to improve my flexibility, strength and balance while settling my thoughts.

Marie Maddi

Greenhouse Yoga

I have learned how to focus more on my breathing to control anxiety and concern over unhappy situations. I am trying to maintain my good health into my retirement years by keeping active with indoor yoga. I love the greenhouse setting- it’s the next best thing to being outdoors.

Anonymous

Greenhouse Yoga

I have chronic lower back pain from stinosis and arthritis. Yoga eases the pain. Yoga is also good for mental health giving one a sense of well being. I look forward to the classes with Mindi and hope they continue for a long time.

Anonymous

I am astounded at the many benefits I received as a result of my attending The Greenhouse Project Yoga for Health. I have gained better flexibility, increased my strength and range of motion, as a result, my daily goal is to do yoga. My special thanks to the Greenhouse Project for making this possible.

M.Maddi

I go to Yoga for Health so that I can twist and turn and bend and stretch like no-one would do in their normal life. It gets and keeps joints moving. Flexibility is a use it or loose it deal. So is balance. The opposite is trips and falls, the beginning of the end. I do yoga to live a little longer and to live a little better.

Wayne Stout

I have been participating in Yoga for Health program at the Nay Aug Park Greenhouse and I am astounded at the many benefits I received as a result of my attending the classes. I have gained better flexibilityr and increased my strength and range of motion. As a result, my daily goal is to do yoga. My special thanks to the Greenhouse Project for making this possible.

Marie M.

The Gerber daisy in the picture is one of the plants that my kids bought when we visited the Green House Project in Scranton. Since we now live in the South this is a perennial here and we can enjoy this year after year. I think the partnership with The Greenhouse Project is the best decision that the City of Scranton made with the use of the greenhouse investment. We wish the Project the best of luck and we miss going to Nay Aug park and the Green House in our former neighborhood.

Sushma and Navnid

The Greenhouse Project’s presentation of Forks Over Knives was truly an eye-opener for me. Though I’ve often read about and considered food’s healing and deleterious effects, the film and the subsequent panel discussion at the greenhouse were informative in ways I had not previously encountered. As a result of the film and the discussion, I have completely revamped my diet, and understand how food influences my own health, the health of those around me, and the environment. Since adopting a plant-based lifestyle, I’ve felt better, had more energy, and lost weight. When it comes to food, misinformation is widespread, and I’m grateful for the Greenhouse Project’s commitment to educating the community and dispelling food and health-related inaccuracies.

Jason

Entering the greenhouse was an immediate ‘Wow Factor”, visually so impressive, a mini farmers market, like you’d see on a food/travel channel. To see several displays of fresh foods, organic products to sample, great raffle prizes, was very exciting. Each Station had knowledgeable presenters. We picked up some great recipes and techniques on how to prepare items. My 14 yr. old niece has since then found a new hobby in cooking and broader interest in food. The good energy of the Wegmans and Greenhouse Project staff was contagious

Maureen

I volunteered at an “Everybody Eats” – free healthy meal event sponsored by The Greenhouse Project. I did it as a favor to a friend. I expected to stand in a line help and serve food to those in need with little conversation or eye contact. Instead, I witnessed a true sense of community. Strangers introducing themselves to each other- asking about each other’s children and families – Kids playing together – a local kids’ school chorus singing songs during dinner. All in attendance were treated as guests – as equals – as it should be. As I said, I did it as a favor – my friend was going to owe me. After being there that evening and included in that community created by The Greenhouse Project bringing people together, it was me who was in the owe. We are fortunate to have this organization here in our community.

Linda