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.
AN IDEA TAKES ROOT
In the spring of 2009, three Morristown women had the vision to convert an abandoned lot into a garden. Today, the Early Street Community Garden is a thriving community hub that provides over 100 local families with the opportunity to grow their own food.
In the year that followed, Grow It Green Morristown created New Jersey’s largest public school garden – the Urban Farm – on land owned by the Morris School District. This partnership brings farm-based education to the greater Morristown community – allowing individuals to know where food comes from, learn how to care for our environment, and experience locally grown, fresh food. The majority of the produce grown at the Urban Farm is donated to local community partners and directly to families in need. Since 2016, through a partnership with Saint Elizabeth University Grow It Green manages the greenhouse on campus - giving us a space to grow year round and run experiential learning programs with college students. In its 9th year, Grow It Green Morristown operates the Winter Farmers Market.
Since its founding, Grow It Green has grown to be a thought leader in the sustainability movement across northern New Jersey and is continually evolving to meet the needs of the community it serves to create more just, sustainable and healthy food systems.
Pictured from left to right: Grow It Green Morristown co-founders Myra Bowie-McCready, Carolle Huber and Samantha Rothman.
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Grow It Green Morristown is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit public charity and, in order to maintain this nonprofit status, we must abide by a strict IRS prohibition against involvement in candidate campaigns ("electioneering"). Grow It Green Morristown cannot and does not support or oppose political candidates in any way.