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 charities and directly to families in need. In 2016, under a partnership with the College of Saint Elizabeth, Grow It Green operates the greenhouse on campus - allowing for a place to hosts programs, as well as provide a space to grow year round.
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.
Pictured from left to right: Grow It Green Morristown co-founders Myra Bowie-McCready, Carolle Huber and Samantha Rothman.
Grow It Green Morristown is a 501(c)(3) 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.