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Greater Newark Conservancy joins with four community partners to create an emergency response to food insecurity for Newark seniors during the pandemic.

On a gray and chilly late-January day at the Hawthorne Avenue Farm in Newark, New Jersey, there isn’t much greenery in sight. But in just a few months’ time, everything will look very different. Tomato and cucumber vines will stretch and curl around the hoop house frame. The trees will flower and then teem with peaches, pears, plums, apples, and two different types of cherries.

January is for new beginnings, and we’re happy to welcome these three outstanding community members to our Board of Trustees. We're energized to watch them propel the Conservancy to new heights!

As an environmental and educational nonprofit, we believe it’s important to involve youth in the development of their community. That’s why we partnered with Rutgers University – Newark through the Off-Campus Community Service Program (OCCSP) to provide two Federal Work Study (FWS) opportunities for college students. This program enables us to better serve the Newark community while preparing students for the future.

Every winter we host a holiday party for our board members and staff to mingle and share their favorite parts of the year. This year’s party was bittersweet as it marked Neal Zimmermann’s retirement from our board.

We are proud recipients of a Sponsor-A-Hive grant from The Honeybee Conservancy!

We're happy to announce that the Conservancy has been awarded a National Leap into Science Week Mini-Grant for an upcoming STEM program at the Springfield Branch Library in Newark!

Meet Lance, Keith, Naimah, and Mark — four exceptional people who have completed reentry programs and are now Conservancy employees leading by example for others in similar situations.

Read our monthly newsletter to learn about what we've been doing this November!

A highlight reel of our 2019 Fall Fun in the Pumpkin Patch.

Thank you to our September volunteers for planting seeds, growing community, and changing lives.

Attorney, New Jersey Assemblyman, Navy veteran, and friend.

Accountability and transparency have earned us a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator for the seventh consecutive year!

News12 New Jersey's Brian Donohue visits a bustling Hawthorne Avenue Farm.

Short Hills Financial Advisor Earns National Recognition for Philanthropy

  • United Airlines
    United Airlines
  • Bank of America
  • Prudential
  • Victoria Foundation
    Victoria Foundation
  • The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation
    The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation
  • The Healthcare Foundation of NJ
    The Healthcare Foundation of NJ
  • FMKirby
  • Horizon Foundation
    Horizon Foundation
  • PSEG
  • Whole Cities
    Whole Cities
  • Investors Foundation
    Investors Foundation
  • ShopRite Newark
    ShopRite Newark
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Stone Foundation of New Jersey
  • Tito's Handmade
    Tito's Handmade
  • Wakefern Food Corp