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Volunteer Viewpoints

by Julie Rusin We see a visual representation of the change in the season in October as the leaves change from green to amber, crimson, and sunset orange. The days get shorter, the air gets crisper, and we wind down for the harvest season. The change in the MORE>

The Making of a Volunteer

Dylan Cheng is a Pingry student and longtime volunteer at America’s Grow-a-Row. Not only has he helped in the fields, but he also supported AGAR financially by getting donations to run a Tough Mudder as a creative Pennies 4 Produce Fundraiser. Age: MORE>

Fruitful Experiences Are Ripe for the Picking!

During the last week of July and first week of August we hold our annual Grow-a-Row Kids Farm Days. These are extra special days at the farm when youth form the communities we serve come out to the farm to learn about agriculture and harvest and cook delicious farm-fresh MORE>

‘Eat Your Rainbow’ Graduation Celebrations

This year as part of our Essex-Hudson Hunger Relief and Heathy Eating Program, we held education sessions from January through May. In June we wrapped up the series of education sessions with graduation celebrations. Children from our programs in Newark, Jersey City, and East Orange came out to our MORE>

Eat, eat, eat apples and bananas!

During the month of April, at our Healthy Eating Lessons in Jersey City, East Orange, and Newark, children loved to eat, eat, eat apples and bananas! The children got creative making tasty and healthy fruit quesadilla snacks. We were fortunate to have a group of Girl Scouts pursuing their MORE>