Sunset Vista Community Garden & Learning Center, Inc.
We are a 501(c)3 non-profit located at Sunset View Farm in Andover Twp, New Jersey, offering a Community Supported Garden, Onsite Learning Center and unique Farm-to-School Programs,. NEW in 2015: Wellness Workshops at your place of employment! Lets you partner with a local farm. Located on 20 acres of Sussex County farmland, Sunset Vista is known for its breathtaking views of nature, beautiful gardens, and self-contained nature classroom. We support and endorse organic practices.
Our Community Supported Garden
We have a Community Supported Garden (CSG) providing fresh produce and plants as well as satisfying labor, sense of community and connection to the environment to our members. The CSG improves our members’ health through increased fresh vegetable consumption and exercise. It provides social benefits, such as the sharing of food production knowledge with the wider community and being a member of a kindred group. Find more info!
Our Farm To School Program
We bring the farm to your students. Hourly, half day and full day programs.
Available in Spanish.
Se Habla Espanol.
NEW IN 2015 - FARM TO BUSINESS WORKSHOPS! Informative and fun topics like using fruit to create electricity and power up your cellphones. Contact us for more information, and check our WORKSHOP page for course content. Partner with us, a local farm, to complement your Wellness Programs.
Our Onsite Learning Center
Are you looking for outdoor educational field trips for your students or youth organization? We have an on site learning center where you can expect to participate in a guided interpretive wooded nature walk, gardening activities, exploring where our food comes from and why making healthy choices matters. Read more info!
BE A FOOD ADVOCATE AND SPONSOR A HARVEST PLOT
We at Sunset Vista, along with our wonderful donors are fierce advocates for everyone in the county to be fed and provide for themselves by growing their own healthful, fresh food. We are committed to helping others who are food-insecure. We offer a "grassroots" response to hunger in our community by offering at NO CHARGE garden plots for the food-insecure to grow their own food. We help our gardeners, we teach them, and they become part of our garden family. Help us fulfill our commitment to the children and families, the disabled and our seniors, and sponsor a garden plot for someone who cannot afford to lease a plot themselves. Go to our DONATE tab, or contact us at 973-579-7382 to learn more. And THANK YOU!
Our donors sponsored 7 garden plots in 2014 for the needy. We have 3 sponsored plots so far for 2015. You can donate part or all of the $200 leased plot fee and help a needy family grow its own food.