Online Education

Enjoy videos and recommended websites that we hope will inspire, educate and entertain your whole family, with special videos for younger children.  Your health and wellness are so important to us. These resources are designed to engage our community about the natural world, sustainable living and the possibility of growing fresh food locally.  Check back often for more educational and exciting online materials

 

Virtual Field Trip to The Urban Farm for older students and adults

Learn all about the operations at The Urban Farm, Morristown's only educational garden. One this one acre of land owned by the Morris School District, thousands of pounds of food is grown and harvested for sale and donation to local charities. Grow It Green Morristown is a non-profit organization that educates adults and children about farming, healthy food, volunteerism, and environmental stewardship.

Making Good Food Choices - Choosing organic, whole and unprocessed foods

In this video, Farmer Tina explores the differences between organic and conventional farming and how to choose the best foods for your body. She looks at food labels and breaks down the importance of eating whole foods that have undergone less processing and contain less sugar.

Peach Smoothie Recipe

Virtual Field Trip to The Urban Farm

Farmer Tina and Farmer Shaun lead this field trip to The Urban Farm to learn about 12 different plants growing at the farm in Early May. Along the way, test your knowledge of plant parts to see if you can guess what part of the plant we are eating when we eat the different fruits and vegetables. Learn how to make hummus.

Hummus

Grow It Green Morristown Pollinator Paradise lesson - all about bees

In this video, Farmer Tina focuses on the very special insects that help our garden grow-Pollinators like bees and butterflies. Farmer Shaun starts with an introduction to the beehives at our Early Street Community Garden in Morristown. Second, Farmer Tina shows the first harvestable food of the season that relies on pollination at The Urban Farm. Then she reads a delightful story called "Bea's Bees", and finishes with a tour of the pollinator friendly garden at her home. Hopefully this video will inspire some of you to grow your own little "pollinator paradise" at your house.

Rutgers - Supporting bees in your garden

National Wildlife Federation backyard habitat information

Sci Girls Bee Haven PBS video 

Kids Gardening Pollinator Patch activities

Seed to Table Lesson 

Farmer Tina leads this lesson intended for elementary-aged students to learn about the steps involved in planting a seed in the ground to having it end up on our dinner table for a meal, along with composting scraps to replenish the soil; thus creating a cycle.

Seed to Table lesson plan

Silly Vegetable faces

Fruit and vegetable bug snacks

Earth Day Lesson 

Learn from Farmer Tina as she teaches about the history of Earth Day and shares some tips regarding ways to make an impact at home, and leads a nature craft.

Composting with Worms at Home

Learn from Farmer Tina as she teaches about vermicomposting at home and how it works.  The second half is two story read alongs and a worm craft. 

Let it rot worksheet

Backyards dos and don'ts

Seed Investigation with Farmer Tina

Farmer Tina leads a discussion about the benefits of eating seeds (along with listing and showing examples of some of the most common ones). 

Parts of a Seed worksheet

Sprout House worksheet

How to Grow Microgreens

Learn helpful tips on how to successfully grow microgreens at home.

Story Time with Farmer Tina

Farmer Tina reads the story "Tree" by Britta Teckentrup

Story Time with Farmer Tina

Farmer Tina reads Nancy Tafuri's

"Five Little Chicks"

Story Time with Farmer Tina

Farmer Tina reads "Up In the Garden, Down in the Dirt" by Kate Messner

Story Time with Farmer Tina

Farmer Tina reads the story "Bee and Me" by Elle McGuinness as part of her farm to-go kit "The Bees Knees"

A look back at The Urban Farm 

Watch and learn about our chickens and what makes The Urban Farm so unique. 

Refrigerator Pickles

This 4 minute video describes the steps necessary to make your own pickles at home using farm-fresh cucumbers.

www.freshpreserving.com

Harvesting Honey

2020- Follow along as the team harvests raw honey from the apiary located at the Early Street Community Garden and prepares it for sale. In addition to being so tasty, local raw honey has many health benefits

Eat The Rainbow

Follow along this bilingual lesson as Farmer Tina and her fellow teacher friend Senora Kelly read the story 'Edible Colors' and discuss the available rainbow of fruits and vegetables and the importance of eating them. Then Farmer Tina and her son follow the recipe for homemade bean dip created by Chef Maral of Kings Food Markets.

Magnificient Monarchs

Follow along this bilingual (English and Spanish) lesson as Farmer Tina and her fellow teacher friend Senora Kelly discuss the fascinating lifecycle of the amazing monarch caterpillar here in New Jersey and read the story 'Gotta Go' by Sam Swope and Sue Riddle. Included are close up photos and videos of the various lifecycle stages of the monarchs from tiny eggs and caterpillars to adult butterflies on their favorite plant, milkweed. Then watch as a third generation adult monarch butterfly is released at The Urban Farm in Morristown in mid-July and a super (4th) generation butterfly bound for Mexico at Farmer Tina's house in mid September.

Parts of a Seed

During dinner, Farmer Tina and her family wonder if they only eat leaves while eating a salad. Soon they are transported to The Urban Farm in Morristown, NJ and meet with Farmer Shaun who has some interesting results. After a fascinating tour of all of the vegetables growing at The Urban Farm, they finally have an answer to their question about what parts of a plant are edible. The lesson finishes with Farmer Tina reading 'Plants Feed Us' by Lizzy Rockwell and a plant part informational graphic.

Goodnight Garden

Follow along as Grow It Green Morristown's Farm Educator, Tina Miller, reads 'Sleep Tight Farm by Eugenia Doyle. As she reads the story about how a family farm prepares for Winter, she shows how some of the same things are happening at The Urban Farm in Morristown.

Eating Within the Season

This video follows Farmer Tina, farm educator from Grow It Green Morristown, as she explores eating fresh fruits and vegetables with the seasons. New Jersey is the Garden State and grows lots of fresh fruits and vegetables every year, but to have the tastiest, healthiest and most cost effective.

Seasonality Chart

Recipes

Online Resources