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.

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2020 in review

What your support made possible:

  • Knowing the inequity in availability of fresh food, especially during the pandemic, your support helped us exceed 2019 donations by 25% from one acre of land.  COVID-19 did not stop us from planting the farm. Your giving helps us continue to plant and harvest for 2021 donations, because the need is still growing.

  • Offering safe access points for purchasing fresh, local food, including the farm stand, CSAs and the upcoming outdoor Winter Market.

  • Keeping connections alive for students through virtual lessons shared throughout Morris School District and online through our website.

  • Creating take home kits to support gardening, cooking and health boosting activities as more people embraced homesteading activities

  • Adapting protocols at the Early Street Community Garden and parklet to serve as a safe, therapeutic outdoor space of respite during the pandemic.

  • Providing safe, distanced, donation-based outdoor health programming for all.

We have served our community for over a decade, and are making smart investments in productivity so we can operate and grow our impact for years to come, such as expanding cold storage to provide more food, while enabling more efficient harvest timelines that improve soil health and productivity.

The pandemic didn't make our mission more important- only more urgent. Give now as we continue with you to create a healthier, greener community in 2021 and for years to come.

Your Support

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

Our Reach 

As part of our farm-based education programs, nearly 3,000 students aged Pre-K to college typically visit The Urban Farm each year. We make student connections to where food comes from covering topics including plant science, healthy eating, and environmental stewardship. Outdoor experiential learning is essential and impactful for creating positive food memories, and sparking curiosity and exploration into the incredible world of nature and agroecology.

 

Last year due to COVID-19 we created virtual educational materials for the students, and engaged students with take home kits, like the take home hydroponic kit for nearly 100 MHS 9th grade STEM students. We directly impact students and families in encouraging healthy and engaging lifestyles. You can help us be ready to welcome the students back.

At the Early Street Community Garden, over 100 families garden with us, surrounded by a unique and sustainable public parklet. This year, we welcome many new partner organization to spread the therapeutic benefits of gardening.

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 as part of a robust and just food system creation.  In 2020, we donated a record-breaking 8,800 lbs. of fresh produce. Your support and a lot of determination is what helps get fresh food to the people who need it. This year we are working to exceed those numbers and bring fresh, healthy food grown using environmentally crucial practices to more locations. 

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

The 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 Market

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