The People’s Garden

Join us Saturday, September 30, 2017, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
The People’s Garden
86 Garside Street, Newark, NJ
Central Ward Celebration of Community Green Spaces

SAS Ambassador Program


Science and Sustainability (SAS) Ambassador Program
“The engine of life is linkage. Everything is linked. Nothing is self-sufficient. Water and air are inseparable, united in life, and for our life on earth. Sharing is everything.” HOME directed by Yann Arthus-Bertrand, narrated by Glenn Close

This 8-week program will run from July 6, 2017 until August 31, 2017, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (with Fridays being a half-day), and consist of field trips, garden activities, community service, and so much more. The purpose is to provide an interdisciplinary approach towards learning. Through this process, we believe individuals will become more informed about their environment, and therefore, more likely to have a holistic understanding of themselves and the world they inhabit.
Under the supervision of Tobias A. Fox, Founder and Managing Director of Newark Science and Sustainability, Inc., six underserved, well and abled residents throughout the Newark region as young as 14 years old will become more exposed to cultural or worldly experiences.

SAS Ambassador Program
Participants will meet Mr. Fox at the Garden of Hope, 8:00 a.m., Monday through Friday. They will get to take in the beauty gardens offer before starting their day. Each day will be a pre-planned schedule of activities that includes acts of community service, field trips, workshops, and a series of outdoor/indoor hands-on experiences. Lunch will be provided. With the exception of Friday, the day will end at 3:00 p.m. with each participant being picked up from the Garden of Hope. Fridays will end at 12:30 p.m.

Those who actively participate in Newark SAS programs/events and emerge as leaders will be acknowledged as SAS Ambassadors to help promote healthy eating, active living, urban farming, and renewable energy practices in their homes, faith organizations, schools, and other networks to which they may belong. The participant will be awarded a certificate and acknowledged as an SAS Ambassador, and receive ongoing support and training from Newark SAS. This support also includes a letter of recommendation to education institutions and employment opportunities.

How to apply
To apply and receive a full scholarship, participants must be an Essex County resident of Newark, Irvington, East Orange, Elizabeth, Kearny or Harrison, be well and abled to perform outdoor physical activities, and write a one page essay on why they should be selected to participate in this program.

For more information contact or 862.244.3519.


Sustainable Living Conference

SustainableLivingConference20175th Annual Sustainable Living Empowerment Conference
“Communities Connecting through Sustainability”

The purpose of this conference is to inspire and empower attendees, so they become active participants toward the goal of building healthy, sustainable communities. The speakers will use their own experiences and values to convey how they have been driven by their passions to various achievements. From urban farming to spiritual wellness to solar technology and climate change, the speakers will share information and experiences that assist with the creation of sustainable communities.

Here’s how you can help!

  • Join our panel.
  • Facilitate a roundtable discussion.
  • Become a sponsor or volunteer.
To express our appreciation, we would like to feature your brand through our direct media outlets, making it convenient to share with our followers the support you have given in helping to aid in self-sustainability and community empowerment. Your organization’s name or logo would be displayed on the following:
  • Website page and blog at
  • Newark SAS digital newsletter.
  • Acknowledgement on Newark SAS’s social media channels and press release.

We greatly appreciate your support.
Onward and upward…..
Tobias A. Fox
Founder-Managing Director
Cell: 646.399.0337

Highlights from Newark SAS 2016 Celebration

Click the link to view highlights of our End of the Year Celebration & Bday Bash:
Click the link to view photos of our End of the Year Celebration & Bday Bash:
Collaboration will be our ticket into the future. Special thanks to the following:
*Harvest Table Fresh Food Eatery (Newark, NJ)
*Nubian Flavor Restaurant (Newark, NJ)
*Rutgers VETS Program
*Annemarie Prince & Christine John Baptiste
*Ashley Woods
*Eddie Godfrey
*Karl With A K
*Li’za Donnell Woodard (DJ Sassi)
*I’Asia L. Deyo
*Halashon Sianipar
*NJIT Honors Program (volunteers)
*Patryce Lee
And all those who supported this event.
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Looking forward to collaborating with you all in 2017. Onward and upward…. 

Newark SAS Celebrates

“End of the Year Celebration & Birthday Bash”

On Saturday, December 17, 2016, Tobias A. Fox, Founder of Newark Science and Sustainability, Inc. (Newark SAS), in collaboration with the Harvest Table eatery located at 550 Broad Street, Newark, NJ 07102, will be rolling out the green carpet to celebrate the success of Newark SAS as well as Fox’s birthday, and raise money for projects planned in 2017.

“We have a lot of events planned for 2017 and in order to bring in the New Year with a leading start we need the support of the community. And to top it off, people will help me celebrate my bday, Sagittarius style,” states Fox.

Newark SAS Events

For a minimum donation of $25, you will enjoy a full course meal, dessert, cocktails and entertainment.

“We’re only asking for a minimum of $25, but people are welcomed to give more if they can. And if you’re unable to attend we’d greatly appreciate your $25 donation toward our cause.”

Purchase tickets or make a donation by clicking on this link: [Let’s Celebrate!]

Since 2012, Newark SAS has conducted free workshops on renewable energy, along with organized community events on wellness and nutrition education, urban agriculture, ecological building and eco-art.

“They’re a great grassroots organization and we at the Harvest Table want to support in any way we can,” states Carissa Borraggine, restaurant owner. Borraggine operates two restaurants in Newark’s business district. This event will take place at the 550 Broad Street location from 6:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m.

“Words can’t express how thankful I and the Newark SAS team are for your unyielding support. You make it possible for local residents to have access to fresh, locally grown produce. You make it possible for youth to participate in our programs such as our Eco Art Summer Camp or enjoy our Pedal Bike Powered Smoothie Bar. It is because of you that I refuse to give up hope or lose the will to continue being of service.”

Newark SAS implements various initiatives to increase awareness of environmental issues through educational programs and hands-on training. We strive to assist with the creation of self-sustaining communities by developing pathways for green jobs that contribute to self-sufficiency and community empowerment. We are achieving this by partnering with residents, community based organizations and stakeholders, including local businesses.

#supportthemovement  #TeamSAS  #SustainNewark  #newarksascelebrates

Tobias A. Fox, Founder-Managing Director
Newark Science and Sustainability, Inc.
Cell: 646.399.0337

Preserving the Harvest

Newark SAS with the support of the Clinton Memorial AME ZION Church Presents

Preserving the Harvest: Fermentation and Canning Workshop  

Come learn how to preserve your vegetables and fruit through fermentation and canning!


November 12, 2016
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Clinton Memorial AME ZION Church
151 Broadway
Newark, NJ 07104

Azizi Berkland will discuss the probiotic benefits of traditional fermented foods.
If you have digestive problems, it will be almost impossible to permanently eliminate them unless you improve the balance between the beneficial and disease-causing bacteria that exist naturally in your gut. One of the most effective ways to do this is by eating traditional fermented foods rich in lactic acid–producing bacteria. These bacteria are what naturally make milk products go sour and vegetables ferment.
Lactic acid–producing bacteria are common in probiotic supplements—which is why traditional fermented foods are also known as probiotic foods.

Amaryllis Olivo from the Garden of Worker Bees will present a canning workshop. Canning produces flavorful, high-quality food that saves money, builds self-reliance and creates lifelong memories, often while carrying on cultural and family food traditions.


For more information contact Tobias A. Fox ( / 646.399.0337) or Abe Gruswitz ( / 908.619.8956).