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
- 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
- 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 email@example.com or calling (570) 963-6740. Class size is limited. Classes will continue into the fall and winter.
- Young Cooks Academy
- After School Programs
- Sowing Seeds in the Neighborhood: Everhart Museum