We're growing a healthier and greener Morristown community.
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 last year's donations by 25% from one acre of land. COVID-19 was not going to stop us from planting the farm. Your giving helps us continue to plant and harvest through the winter and 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.
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 typically 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 students with take home kits, like the take home hydroponic kit for the MHS 9th grade STEM students.
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 was to exceed that amount and donate 8,000 lbs. this year. Your support and a lot of determination has helped us to surpass 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 Winter Market every Sunday at The Morris Museum, starting December 6th.