Farm and Market Now Open

Hello Again, South Newark!

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Dr. Q, Emilio and our dear friend Amarilys (Garden of Worker Bees, Food Corps.) at the Jersey Cares awards dinner 2016 where SWAG Project won Community Project of the Year!

599291_420280361405979_240156891_nOur farms at 343 Meeker Ave + 438-440 Peshine Ave are now open for the summer!

Check out our social media on the contacts page for updates about all the great things happening. Or stop over and say hello, and discuss how you can be involved in changing yourself, your City and the food system!

Volunteer hours are from 10am-1pm every Monday and Wednesday, you must register here through Jersey Cares.

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Jamie Bruno is an artist, gardener and educator living in Newark, NJ. She has worked in urban agriculture for five years, primarily in Farm to School projects, garden education and on site compost management. Currently Jamie is a Resident Artist with the Lower Raritan Watershed Partnership and CoLAB Arts in New Brunswick, NJ. She is excited to be working with SWAG Project as the Senior Market Manager.

The market is open at Beth Israel Hospital, main lobby on Lyons Avenue from 11am-4pm every Thursday.

(We will not hold our usual on-site farm stand at SWAG this summer, but may pop up again this fall.)

And stay tuned for our re-vamped farm share prepay program, the most affordable way to get a weekly supply of our fresh, clean produce supplemented with fruit and special items from other NJ family farms. This year we are bringing back the shares in a smaller quantity at the best possible price while maintaining variety and quality.

A special thanks to our generous donors including Charity Service Center; and to the Whole Cities Foundation, Slow Foods Northern NJ, the City of Newark Adopt-a-Lot program, TEAM Academy, Peshine Avenue School, First Tabernacle Newark, Jersey Cares, TuckrBox, the Newark Urban Ag Alliance, Greater Newark Conservancy, Rutgers University and all of our other outstanding corporate, institutional and local supporters, family and friends.

 

Published by SWAG Project

SWAG Project is an Urban Farm, Food Justice and Community Building project in the Weequahic district of Newark, NJ Mission SWAG Project uses urban agriculture in the South Ward of Newark to create strong bonds of community among a diverse team of people who all care deeply about health and food justice. In addition, our diverse team helps impact the neighborhood by educating students and neighbors and by restoring and farming under-utilized urban spaces. Company Overview Planting Seeds of Hope is an initiative of The Fund for an Open Society. Fund is focused on building and sustaining racially and socioeconomically integrated communities; and -following that goal - PSH initiatives use urban agriculture as a way to create common bonds between diverse people. The project is run as a partnership between the Planting Seeds of Hope, Amplify Consulting and the local community. Amplify is an urban planning and anti- hunger consultancy focused on using food as a tool for community development. Description SWAG Project is an Urban Farm, Food Justice and Community Building project in the South Ward of Newark. We are dedicated to providing community food access and increasing educational and economic opportunities for local residents. We provide fresh and healthy foods to the local community of Newark's South Ward and work to empower residents to take control of their local food system and health. The farm and community center is open to all local residents and visitors as a place to relax or volunteer. Participation in all our events is welcome and we invite all local residents and members of local schools and universities to get involved. We have regular volunteer and open gardening days, as well as harvest and shared community meals. Starting in fall the site will also offer community nutrition and cooking courses, as well as information on food justice and empowerment. The site was generously donated by First Tabernacle to the local community and schools as a place of learning, environmental sustainability, and for the production of local fresh foods. The project is run as a partnership between the non-profit Planting Seeds of Hope, Amplify consulting, the First Tabernacle team, and local residents! We partner with both local schools, Peshine Avenue School and TEAM Charter, as well as multiple other city offices, local non-profits and businesses and university teams! Email or FB message us to learn about the Farmer's Market, Volunteering, Enrichment Visits, Events, or Contributions.

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