The core of the urban agriculture movement involves providing communities with access to fresh food, a better understanding of where food comes from and providing education in communities to enable community members to grow and care for their own natural landscape. Encouraging communities to understand and utilize sustainable practices helps preserve our land, and helps to garner a greater respect for the natural environment. Teaching youth trough hands-on service learning projects helps develop more competent caring citizens of the world. Our programs empower youth to become change agents in their communities.
4-H Family Learning Garden at Lincoln Park
The 4-H Family Learning Garden at Lincoln Park in Jersey City is a partnership between Hudson County 4-H and the Hudson County Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Children and Youth Services, with support from Hudson County Department of Parks. The 4-H Family Learning Garden was built in April 2022, and serves as an outdoor classroom, creating educational opportunities for youth and families to learn gardening skills that they may implement at home and in their communities. In addition to garden programming, our Learning Garden will partner with local community-based groups to provide education on environmental stewardship and nutrition education. The 4-H Family Learning Garden is managed by the 4-H Urban Gardener and with the support of youth and community volunteers. To volunteer, please contact Roxana Marroquin at email@example.com.
FAMILY WORKSHOPS AT LINCOLN PARK
Hudson County 4-H is pleased to present a Free monthly Winter Virtual Workshop Series. The workshops will be offered both in English and Spanish and focused on different topics such as seed starting, herbal oils, and nutrition. For more information or to register, families can visit this link: https://rutgers.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_1X3ck9pExMupRVY
Youth Urban Farm Club
Youth Urban Farm Club is a summer program serving youth in Hudson County ages 12-18 at community garden and small urban farm sites led by adult volunteers from the community. The goal of this program is for youth to develop new skills in horticulture, urban agriculture, or animal husbandry; serve their community by supporting the maintenance of these sites; and forge relationships with their peers and adult volunteers. Youth gain hands-on experience while also learning about food systems, the local environment, and learning by doing. The program model integrates researched best practices of urban gardening for community development and 4‑H Youth Development curriculum, with the expertise and resources of our County Extension Service and Rutgers University faculty and staff. All programs are managed through the cooperation of 4‑H and community partners. Coming soon in spring and summer 2023.
- The Historic Jersey City & Harsimus Cemetery – Jersey City
- Urban Quack Farm
- Sgt. Anthony Park & Garden – Jersey City
- 4-H Family Learning Garden at Lincoln Park – Jersey City
- Guttengarden at Guttenberg Arts – Guttenberg
- James J. Braddock Community Garden in North Bergen – North Bergen
- Brunswick Community Garden – Jersey City
Registration for this program is now CLOSED and will open again in May 2023.