We're growing a healthier and greener community.

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Our Mission

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.

 

Your Support

Grow It Green Morristown is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. In order to continue to provide the services of engagement and education to the Morristown community, we rely on individual, foundation, and corporate support. Funding for our programs is not provided by local, state or federal governments. It takes approx. $300k per year to maintain our current programs of education and food access.

 

You can help the community Grow It Green empowers through donations, event participation, volunteering, and service offerings! Have a fundraising idea? Contact us at info@growitgreenmorristown.org 

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2021 in review

After a year of uncertainty, it was a relief watching people interact again as they shared stories, laughing and reconnecting. We really saw how these social connections are tied to our health providing us with an important part of our identity. Coming back together helps us learn a set of skills that help us to live our best lives.

 

With students, interns and volunteers coming to the farm and Early Street Community Garden, there is a renewed hope for the future. People put their phones down, get their assignments, and go into the field to work and interact with each other.  These experiences were more vital than ever this year.

 

This year had many highlights! With your help, we:

  • Shared the wonder of gardening with over 1,167 children through farm-based education and community activities

  • Enabled community members to grow organic food at Early Street Community Garden including new gardeners from Homeless Solutions, Wind of the Spirit & Neighborhood House      

  • Trained over 700 volunteers to help grow and harvest the donated food that nourishes our community, while creating vital opportunities to reconnect

  • Donated a new record of 10,000 pounds of sustainably grown fresh produce to local food distribution partners and bonded with  Newark Science & Sustainability supplying Newark families all season long with the fresh food in their Farm to Table Coop shares 

  • Increased access to local produce in the winter by taking steps to increase year round production and by running the Winter Farmers Market, reaching over 13,000 people coming together safely

  • Hosted families coming together in 7 monthly on-farm programs supporting parents exploring ways to get more fresh food into their meals through a variety of fun and unique ways 

  • Doubled the number of local Morristown High School interns engaged in community-based agriculture learning new skills while building resilience spending time outside together by reducing levels of stress, improving self-worth and boosting confidence

  • Started an apprenticeship program for underrepresented people in agriculture and environmental studies.  The pandemic has opened our eyes to a greater need to engage our community’s young people who inspire and challenge us to do more to help them reach their aspirations. Help us create those solutions with your support! Click here to learn more about our apprentice program.

  • Evolved our practices to incorporate new sustainable systems to continuously innovate to reduce environmental impacts.

The Urban Farm

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

Early Street

Community Garden

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

Winter Farmers Market

Shop Local, Eat Fresh
Come shop at our Winter Farmers Market providing a hub for local farmers, ranchers and makers on Sundays, December - March. Come see your neighbors and support local.
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Greenhouse at SEU

We partner with Saint Elizabeth University to manage the greenhouse where we propagate seedlings and run educational programs.