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Covid 19 Update

Covid 19 Update

What a year it has been. We hope you and your family remain safe and healthy.

We are open! Now that the spring weather is here, we know people are excited to get outside in nature. Following Covid-19 safety protocol such as mask-wearing and social distancing, has enabled us to offer in-person programming. While some programs, such as Family Fun in the Kitchen, will continue virtually, others like Second Saturdays, volunteer opportunities, Plot It Fresh, and plant givaways, are taking place live and in-person at our Outdoor Learning Center and Hawthorne Avenue Farm!

Please follow us on Facebook, Instagram and check our website often to stay current on what we’re doing and to find activities that you can participate in with your family and friends. Over the past year, we’ve really expanded the resources on our YouTube channel and you can now find a full library of virtual educational and fun offerings, including Family Fun in the Kitchen, gardening videos, and our Virtual Celebration.

The power of nature and being outdoors can be transformative so if you can use a dose of sunshine and Vitamin D in our gardens, please let us know. We will work with you to plan a garden visit while our staff is onsite.

As always, staff is available by phone or email to answer questions about our programs and plans, so please don’t hesitate to reach out to us.

You can learn more about COVID-19 from the CDC, the WHO, and the NJ Covid-19 Information Hub.

Stay safe, mask up, and remember to Keep Calm and Wash Your Hands!

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