SWAG Project Newark

SWAG Project is an Urban Farm, Food Justice and Community Building project in the South Ward of Newark. We are dedicated to providing community food access and increasing educational and economic opportunities for local residents. We provide fresh and healthy foods to the local community of Newark’s South Ward and work to empower residents to take control of their local food system and health. Now in its 6th year, our home base has never been better!

The farm and community center is open to all local residents and visitors as a place to relax or volunteer. Participation in all our events is welcome and we invite all local residents and members of local schools and universities to get involved. We have regular volunteer and open gardening days, as well as harvest and shared community meals. Starting in fall the site will also offer community nutrition and cooking courses, as well as information on food justice and empowerment.

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We run a multi-site farm across both public and private spaces – Our initial site was donated by First Tabernacle  and our second site is part of a partnership with the City of Newark. This dispersed farm and community center serves the local community and schools as a place of learning, environmental sustainability, and as a hub for local fresh food access and production. The project is run as a partnership between the non-profit Planting Seeds of Hope, Amplify consulting, the First Tabernacle team, and local residents! We partner with both local schools, Peshine Avenue School and TEAM Charter, as well as multiple other city offices, local non-profits and businesses and university teams!
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