Dig it! Plant it! Eat it!

Dig it! Plant it! Eat it!


Youth Summer Garden Program

Thank you for a wonderful summer!  With the help of five community partners and families from Morris County, Macculloch Hall donated over 40 pounds of fresh vegetables and herbs to the Community Soup Kitchen.  In addition to tending the garden, summer visitors learned about pollinators, made home-made refrigerator pickles and created nature-inspired art.

All are welcome to join us in the garden next summer!


Through hands-on gardening, guided interactive learning experiences, tours of the Museum’s exceptional eighteenth-century kitchen, and an art making experience with New Jersey artist and storyteller children will:

  • Learn how Macculloch Hall grew, prepared and stored fruits and vegetables to sustain the household throughout the year
  • Learn how to cultivate and care for a kitchen garden
  • Consider the positive environmental impact of pollinating insects and birds
  • Examine the nutritional and environmental impact of a local garden
  • Participate in the creative aspect of tending green space and using inspiration from it to create art
  • Explore the history of the community while participating in it

Dig it! Plant it! Eat it!  garden program offers single, double and multi-visit experiences.

Summer Saturdays for Families from 10:00-11:30am

July 7, 14, and 21
August 4, 11, and 18

Come to the garden and learn how to make refrigerator pickles, help tend the vegetables, create nature-inspired art, and learn about helpful insects and pollinators through games and garden scavenger hunts. Ages 3 and up, accompanied by parent/guardian.

FREE but pre-registration is required. Call 973-538-2404 ext. 16 or email cwinslow@maccullochhall.org