Programs & Projects

Stay Connected with Free Zoom Classes

Free classes designed to inspire and connect. Have fun while learning. Open and free to those 60 yrs. and older with pre-registration. Open to all levels, these online, small-group Zoom sessions are casual and uplifting. Must have access to a computer or smart phone.  Must email first to register and get help:  We send instructions. 

Drawing 101

Thursdays 2PM – June 4th – July 9th

Drawing 101, with Michael Sorrentino will be a series of six classes will be held via Zoom. To register, simply email with your name, age, and email. Space is limited to allow for participant interaction and instructor feedback. Participants will need internet access and a smartphone or tv, laptop or computer, plus pencil and paper.

Teaching artist Michael Sorrentino will help you explore the insights and techniques which can develop better drawing skills. All materials used will be common household items. No special art materials are needed. The topics of the six classes:  Proportions of the Face – Portraits; Art Basics – Drawing a Shoe;  1 and 2 Point Perspectives;  Creating a Landscape;  Still Life Basics – Drawing Flowers in a Vessel;  Figure Drawing

Dialogue for a New Day:

Q&A Discussion Group

Begins June 24th Wednesday 6PM for six weeks

Interactive online experience, specifically for seniors, led by Social Psychologist, Ada Rios-Rivera, Ph.D.  2020 has us wondering about the purpose of this particular time. Pete Seger reminded us that “To everything there is a season and a time to every purpose.”  As human beings, as both American and global citizens, we are now living in a new pandemic reality. Faced with new challenges, we’re experiencing ourselves and life in sometimes exciting but often frightening ways. In rising to these challenges, we are creating shared experience, connection, and support in order to sustain ourselves and our relationships. This series of Q&A’s is all about exploring what this time and space means for us as individuals and as a people, and to help us thrive. Join a conversation and discuss your thoughts.

Dr. Rivera will host a series of of six online Q&A sessions geared toward exploring together this time means for us as individuals and as a people. Classes will be held via Zoom on Wednesday evenings at 6 pm. The first class is Wednesday, June 24. Session leader, Dr. Rios-Rivera is a Social Psychologist who specializes in teaching others how to use all life experiences as a tool for individual, relationship and community success through mythology and meaning-making.

To register for this informative series, email with your name, age, and email address. For technical questions  570-702-1787.  Space is limited to allow for meaningful interaction.

Life-Writing, Poetry, & Memoir Workshops

Begins May 7th,  7pm for six weeks

Writing as medicine. Writing as freedom. Writing as touch. As antiseptic and poultice. >> Class by with Craig Czury, International Poet and Master Teacher. This series of six specifically designed conversations and writing exercises address the wide range of emotional conditions that we experience while growing older, while living in an increasingly changing world. Confidential and intimate, our writing will be a form of connection and meditation that gives a mindfulness to reflection and helps find the good, healing words. Open to all writing levels, these online, small-group Zoom sessions are casual and uplifting. Sign up and connect to your highest, best writing self and meet others! Email to sign up and get help:  570-702-1787.

Chair Yoga

OngoingMondays at 10:00 AM via Zoom

Jump in anytime. Chair yoga offers a full body experience for beginners to the experienced. In this class we will modify yoga poses so they can be done while seated in a chair. These modifications make yoga accessible to people who cannot stand, lack the mobility to move easily from standing to seated to supine positions, or just want a quick break from office work.

Yoga You Can Do

Ongoing, Fridays at 10:00 AM via Zoom

Jump in anytime. Grab your yoga mat and an open space on the floor. This class is taught at a slower pace incorporating gentle stretching and strengthening as well as focusing on balance, the breath and meditation. The participants will experience standing, forward folds, balancing, breath and meditation, kneeling, as well as seated, prone and supine floor work.

>> Classes by Theresa Novak  (T Novak Spiritual Quest) – Theresa will help you register you for free and help you with Zoom.   Email first then call for help on registration  570-814-5362.   *The Zoom room will be open as early as 9:30 for yoga. 

Cooking with Pat and Kim

May 6th, Wednesdays at 2PM for six weeks via Zoom

A Keep it Simple Silly cooking class that teaches inspiration rather than recipes. With casual and fun banter, Pat & Kim will teach you how to eat well without spending hours in the kitchen. Whether you’re facing the challenges of cooking for 1-2 people or cooking in big batches – this class will help you succeed by keeping it simple and getting comfortable with winging it! Learn simple ideas while having fun with basic ingredients from your fridge and pantry.  Grab your notebook and coffee and sit down for some silly fun while learning and meeting others.

>> Personal instruction from cooking & hospitality professionals:
Patricia Atkins (former owner of Patsel’s Restaurant, Clarks Summit PA)
Kimberly Crafton (former owner of Summerhouse Grill, Montrose PA)

About Our Programs

The Greenhouse Project’s goal is to educate both children and adults about health and preventing disease through diet and locally-grown food. We operate an environmental learning space at The James B. McNulty Greenhouse in Nay Aug Park. Plants, herbs, and flower sales help us sustain our mission.


  • Healthy Eating and Wellness
  • Yoga
  • Weight Loss & Yoga for Stress & Grief
  • Tai Chi Silver Circle
  • Support Group Meetings

Nutrition Education & Cooking

  • Empowered Eating – Disease Prevention through Plant-based Whole Food Diets
  • Cooking Classes
  • Community Educational Films
  • Seasonal Fresh Produce donated to Food Pantry

​Horticulture Therapy

  • Treatment Court – Women
  • Independent Living Office of Youth and Family Services
  • Wright Center ID Clinic Clients
  • Lackawanna County AAA

Garden-Based Learning, Resilience, and Sustenance

  • Community Compost Project
  • Two Community Gardens 
  • Learning Garden at The Greenhouse
  • Everhart Museum Partnership
  • Groups and School Tours
  • Master Gardener Q&A Saturday in May
  • Green Thumbs Kids Youth Program
  • Plant to Plate

Teens with Greens

Using a hands-on approach, teens who otherwise may not have had such an opportunity, learn how to grow their own healthy food.  In addition to encouraging healthy eating habits The Greenhouse Project (TGP) program goal is to foster within each teen a wonder of nature that will flourish as they continue to grow and mature. Program participants will plant seeds, nurture the seeds’ growth and, all within a timeline of four weeks, develop knowledge and confidence in their own ability to grow and taste healthy, nutrient dense foods. Incorporating STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) principles, teens will identify plants and their structures, learn how plants grow, and know what resources plants need to thrive.  When the classes are completed, the participants will be able to share all they learned with their families.  By the course end, their success will be shown by their demonstrated new skills of growing nutrient dense food, their ability to explain stages of the growing process, by their increased self-confidence, and by knowledge they can use for a lifetime as a means of self-reliance.  Participants will taste new edible greens they and their classmates have grown, bring home food that they have learned to grow that can be added to salads, stir fry or soup.

Programs for Senior Citizens

The Greenhouse Project is excited to announce a partnership with The Lackawanna County Area Agency on Aging to provide wellness programs to those sixty years and older. Our free programs give seniors the opportunity to leave their homes, strengthen and move their bodies, stimulate their creativity and minds, and interact with people of all ages. The Greenhouse Project will offer programs suited for people with different interests and abilities, including: guided 
nature walks,
 hands-on gardening, chair yoga, art classes, outdoor activities like intro to kayaking and fishing, plant-based cooking demonstrations and more. Free for those over 60 yrs. Donations encouraged for those younger.

All classes require registration except for the nature walks and the yoga classes by or emailing or calling (570) 963-6740. Class size is limited.  Classes will continue into the fall and winter.

Previous Programs

  • Young Cooks Academy
  • After School Programs
  • Sowing Seeds in the Neighborhood: Everhart Museum