FUND THE FARM: An Evening of Celebration

Event:  Fund the Farm!  An Evening of Celebration!

Date & Time:    Saturday, April 6th at 7 pm

Location: The Kellogg Club, 25 Colles Ave, Morristown

 

FundTheFarm

“Join us for an evening of cocktails, artisan appetizers, music and more!  We’re throwing this party to help Fund the Urban Farm at Lafayette ~ an award winning agricultural teaching garden, right here in Morristown.  The Urban Farm programs serve the 4,700 school children of the Morris School District, Unity Charter School, the College of Saint Elizabeth, Drew University, Fairleigh Dickinson University, area Boy Scouts & Girl Scouts, our local community and more!  We donate our produce to the Interfaith Food Pantry, Community Soup Kitchen and the Morristown High School Cafeteria, as well as offering low-cost, naturally grown produce for sale at the Farm during the summer months. Come support New Jersey’s largest school garden!”

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About Grow it Green Morristown

Mission

Our mission at Grow it Green Morristown is to be a catalyst for positive change in the Greater Morristown Community.

We empower residents to be advocates for sustainable communities through: capital improvement projects, education and outreach and legislative advocacy.

Company Overview

Creators of the Early Street Community Garden and the Urban Farm at Lafayette.

Beekeeping Lesson for Morristown High Students

Morristown, 061511, Shaun Ananko, Farm Manager of Grow It Green Morristown's Urban Farm at Lafayette, gives the Morristown High School AP Environmental Science a lesson on bee keeping at the Early Street Community Garden. (Photo courtesy of the Daily Record & Justina Wong/Staff Photographer MOR 0616 Honeybee Class)

Some were calm and others apprehensive as a colony of Italian bees swarmed over the heads of Morristown High School students Wednesday afternoon in the Early Street Community Garden.

The AP Environmental Science students were learning about beekeeping in a class led by Shaun Ananko, 28, the farm manager of Grow It Green Morristown’s Urban Farm at Lafayette. Bees were first introduced to the garden last year.

Roughly 30,000 bees live in the eight-frame-deep box hive at Early Street.

Ananko added another box to the hive Wednesday to expand the bee population.

He will teach another class on beekeeping at 3 p.m. Saturday at the garden, across from Morristown High School.

The class is open to the public.

See the article in the Daily Record.