We're growing a healthier and greener Morristown community.
Standing Against Racism- Taking a Stand and Making a Plan
Grow It Green Morristown stands in solidarity with our Black communities locally and nationwide against racism and police brutality in all its forms. We know Black Lives Matter. Our staff and Board have been actively listening and learning. We know this is far from enough. We are not willing to remain silent on where we stand as an organization.
Several of our staff and Board leadership are embarking on a critical applied practice path for the next 5 months joining people across the nation in an interactive series on Anti-Racism and Anti-Oppression led by Yancey Consulting. The sessions challenge us to contemplate: "Why are we here? What are we going to do with this time? How deep are we going to go? How uncomfortable are we willing to get to eliminate systemic racism and oppressive practices within your organization? What are we committing to do to build values-aligned relationships that we currently do not have?"
We approach this journey, dedicated to our core values of Community, Education and Equity and stand against systemic racial inequity. We are committed to use this time to open our eyes even further to see how our programs, practices and communications truly reflect these values at the farm and garden, and in our partnerships with many other local organizations and businesses. We will be setting new milestone targets for 2022, 2025 and 2030, and communicating them to you, our supporters, volunteers, donors and the community we are honored to serve.
We ask you to join us in taking action to create equity and celebrate diversity.
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Grow It Green Morristown creates sustainable farms and gardens, and educates communities on healthy eating and environmental stewardship. We believe that fresh, local food should be accessible to all.
In order to continue to provide the services of engagement and education to the Morristown community, we critically rely on individual, foundation, and corporate support. You can help the community Grow It Green serves through donations, event participation, volunteering, and service offerings! This is a particularly challenging year for small nonprofits like ourselves. Any amount that you are able to donate is appreciated to make programs possible.
As part of our farm to school education program, nearly 3,000 students aged Pre-K to college visit The Urban Farm each year. We also make student connections through in-class visits, covering topics including plant science, healthy eating, and environmental stewardship. This year due to COVID-19 we are creating virtual educational materials for the students, and engaging student with take home kits.
Creating opportunities for connection to the soil and where their food comes has a direct impact on healthy eating habits for children and their families. Over 100 families garden with us at the Early Street
Community Garden, surrounded by a unique and sustainable public parklet.
Each year, the farm and garden are planned and planted to grow nutrient dense, healthy fresh food to donate to our partners in the community. Last year, we donated 7,000 lbs. of fresh produce. In the current environment with so much need, our goal is to exceed that amount and donate 8,000 lbs. this year. You can help us reach that goal!
Come Visit Us!
The Urban Farm is New Jersey’s largest public school garden. The farm is located on the grounds of the Morris School District administrative building. Throughout the growing season... Read more
Once a littered and vacant lot, the Early Street Community Garden now provides space for over 100 families in Morristown to grow their own food... Read more
Shop Local, Eat Fresh
Come shop at our Farm Stand every Saturday at The Urban Farm, starting June 20th.