Farm to Table Co-op Program – Join Today!

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Join our Farm to Table Co-op and receive weekly fresh produce packages, feeding 2 to 4 people for 20 weeks (June – October). Click the link to sign-up today by completing the Membership FormYou could also sponsor a family. Click the link to sign-up today by completing the Sponsorship Form.
By sponsoring a family, your membership ensures that fresh, healthy food reaches the tables of those residing in neighborhoods throughout the Greater Newark community defined as a food desert (neighborhoods that lack access to healthy food) or has no reliable access to a sufficient quantity of affordable, nutritious food.
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Newark-based growers collaborate to grow the local food system

Newark, NJ (April 3, 2018): Newark Science and Sustainability, Inc. (Newark SAS) will be launching its Farm to Table Co-op in collaboration with the Newark-based growers on June 23, 2018. Following the model of a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program, a system in which a farm operation is supported by shareholders within the community, individuals will be able to make an advance payment of $395 to receive weekly fresh, locally grown produce packages, feeding 2 to 4 people for 20 weeks (June – October).

Sign-up today by completing the Membership Form.

Sponsor a Family

By sponsoring a family, your membership ensures that fresh, healthy food reaches the tables of those residing in neighborhoods throughout the Greater Newark community defined as a food desert (neighborhoods that lack access to healthy food) or has no reliable access to a sufficient quantity of affordable, nutritious food.
Newark SAS will be partnering with community-based organizations that provide health and social services throughout the community to help identify families in need.   
 
Sponsors could either chose a full membership, providing produce packages for 20 weeks ($395) or a partial membership, providing produce packages for 10 weeks ($200).

Sign-up today by completing the Sponsorship Form.

Newark Science and Sustainability, Inc. serves as Facilitator and Coordinator of the Newark Community Food System (NCFS), a new non-partisan collective of deeply engaged community leaders, in partnership with Whole Cities Foundation (WCF), a nonprofit established by Whole Foods Market. NCFS aims to support and develop sustainability efforts in urban agriculture, as well as, wellness and nutrition programs. This will be accomplished by tackling social determinants of health and using community-driven problem-solving in a fiercely collaborative way.
Utilizing the approach of social entrepreneurship, Newark Science and Sustainability, Inc. (Newark SAS) is a community-driven, 501c3 nonprofit organization based in Newark, NJ that 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.

For more information contact info@sasglocal.com or 862.244.3519.
 
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Transforming Neighborhoods by Planting Trees & Gardens

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Tobias A. Fox
862.244.3519
Tobiasfox1@gmail.com

Transforming Neighborhoods by Planting Trees and Gardens

Newark, NJ (May 2, 2016) – Have you ever wanted to be a part of something great? Well here’s your chance! Newark Science and Sustainability, Inc. (“Newark SAS”), located in Newark, New Jersey, has partnered with the NJ Tree Foundation’s Renaissance Trees Program and Prudential Financial, Inc. on a community greening project scheduled for Saturday, May 21, 2016. Other collaborating partners include Planting Seeds of Hope, Bumble Bee Learning Center, and Green Revolution Sustainability Consulting.

The event will begin at 9:00 a.m. inside of the Garden of Hope, located at 7 Fairmount Avenue, Newark, NJ 07104, with the planting of 350 plants, a variety of produce, herbs and edible flowers, to commemorate Newark’s 350th year celebration. In addition, 16 trees, including 2 fruit trees, will be planted in this neighborhood. This event will serve as a means to encourage healthy eating, healthy living practices, and environmental education.

Volunteers and refreshments are welcomed. Celebrating the Renaissance Trees Program’s 10th year in Newark, the NJ Tree Foundation will provide the trees, tools, gloves, and water, while Prudential will be donating 350 plants and organizing employee volunteers.

The Garden of Hope brings together the elements of gardening, the arts, and inspirational quotes in order to invigorate people’s senses during the day-to-day hustle and bustles. The garden serves as a meeting place for the pre-school junior gardeners to learn the power of gardening. It is a place for residents to ponder their thoughts amongst the beauty of the garden. This garden turns strangers into friends and abandonment into sustainability. It is Newark SAS belief that gardens, in and of themselves, are the real life symbols of “HOPE.”

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Taking the approach of social entrepreneurship, Newark Science and Sustainability, Inc. is a community-driven, 501c3 nonprofit organization that strives to assist with the creation of self-sustaining communities by developing pathways for green jobs that contribute to self-sufficiency and community empowerment. Newark SAS also implements various initiatives to increase awareness of environmental issues through educational programs and hands-on training which you can engage in by visiting our website www.sasglocal.com.

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The NJ Tree Foundation is a statewide nonprofit organization dedicated to planting trees in New Jersey’s most underserved neighborhoods, where the need is greatest. Through tree planting, volunteerism, and partnerships, the NJ Tree Foundation assists numerous communities in improving their environment and quality of life. Since its inception in 1998, the NJ Tree Foundation has planted 203,661 trees across the state. Learn more at www.njtreefoundation.org.

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Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE: PRU), a financial services leader with more than $1 trillion of assets under management as of December 31, 2015, has operations in the United States, Asia, Europe and Latin America. Prudential’s diverse and talented employees are committed to helping individual and institutional customers grow and protect their wealth through a variety of products and services, including life insurance, annuities, retirement-related services, mutual funds and investment management. In the U.S., Prudential’s iconic Rock symbol has stood for strength, stability, expertise and innovation for more than a century. For more information, please visit www.news.prudential.com.

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Garden of Hope

When How You See It Matters!
Gardens: Real Symbols of HOPE

12094983_10206674500874047_840187715177829356_oEveryday throughout the week hundreds of people see this on their morning commute to and from work. Some, on their walk to the neighborhood businesses, or even to attend their pre-school located adjacent to it. Did they even notice? Did it affect them in any way? What do they see? What do you see?

 

 

What did we see?
We saw HOPE! At first sight this lot appeared to be just another abandoned lot. The trash was everywhere. The mural was crying out for restoration. This was in the eyes of many just another non-factor in the world of “I have more important things to worry about” but at a closer look at the neighborhood it was the perfect place for “The Garden of HOPE.”  

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But Why…?
 Here was one of the most important reason why…

The pre-school children deserve to see beauty and hope on their way to school no matter the circumstance. Another reason is for the people who just need to see signs of restoration through the blooming flowers and the smile of a friendly face. Or even the power in bringing a community together in the cultivation of something great.  And so it begins…!

What is “Garden of Hope?”

The Garden of Hope willgardenofhopelayout be an herb and flower garden that not only stimulates the senses but is aesthetically beautiful. It is located at 3-5 Fairmount Ave. Newark, NJ. We want to bring together the elements of gardening, the Arts, and inspirational quotes in order to invigorate people’s senses during the day-to-day hustle and bustles. It will be a meeting place for the pre-school junior gardeners to learn the power of gardening. It will be a place to ponder their thoughts amongst the beauty of the garden. This garden will turn strangers into friends and abandonment into sustainability. It is our belief that gardens, in and of themselves, are the real life symbols of “HOPE.”

 

 

 

Bringing the Vision to Life?

Newark Science and Sustainability, Inc. 501c 3 www.sasglocal.com is a community-driven organization that 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, local organizations, and the local business community.

We are happy to announce that we are the recipients of the FISKARSFISKARS Project Orange Thumb grant 2015. One of only two winners of the grant in the state of New Jersey and the only organization in Essex County. As a leader in the lawn and garden industry, Fiskars believes in contributing to community gardening and the healthy, sustainable living it provides. Through Project Orange Thumb®, Fiskars awards cash and garden tools to help support community garden goals across North America.

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 Winning this grant has given us the initial resources needed to begin this amazing endeavor.

10354759_1607025692893002_7304684805384460511_nHere we see volunteers utilizing the tools sent to us by FISKARS. They have begun laying the mulch for the garden and there is still so much more to do. We need your help and your resources to continue to bring this garden to life.

Make sure you visit our website to subscribe to our newsletters and for the most up to date information on the The Garden of Hope and more at glocal@sasglocal.com

 

We welcome you to visit us at 3-7 Fairmount Ave (corner of Central Ave), Newark, NJ.

For more information contact 

Newark SAS CEO Founder: Tobias Fox tobiasfox1@gmail.com

Garden of Hope Project Director: Jacqueleen Bido 1980company@gmail.com