Growing Good Health

Children and Educator with caterpillars View of flowers from the back of MHHM View of vegetable garden

Growing Good Health

In partnership with Morristown Medical Center, Atlantic Health System, Macculloch Hall Historical Museum is pleased to offer Growing Good Health, a FREE historic garden-based program focusing on:

  • gardening
  • healthy eating
  • exercise
  • creative time outdoors
  • sustainability
  • history
  • community

Programs held onsite in our garden and classroom:

  • National Public Gardens Day on Saturday, May 12 from 10:00 am-1:00 pm
  • Maintenance of the kitchen garden June through July
  • Activities engaging preschool groups and after-care programs September through May

Programs held offsite in your classroom:

  • Honeybees: Alive in the Hive sharing the wonders of the honeybee and offering activities such as storytelling, building a honeycomb model, trying tools of the Beekeeper, and making a bee book.

The goal of Growing Good Health is to engage the full community with the historic gardens in a sustainable, integrated garden experience through creative learning and volunteer opportunities.

Onsite and offsite programs are available FREE to community partners but must be scheduled. To become a community partner, to schedule a program, or for more information please contact Cynthia Winslow, Curator of Education and Community Engagement at (973) 538-2404, ext. 16 or cwinslow@maccullochhall.org.

Professional Development – Preschool Gardening: Growing a Green Generation

A FREE professional development workshop open to all educators to learn simple strategies to integrate nutrition, health, and gardening into everyday lessons.

Monday, March 19 from 6:30-8:30 pm at Morris County Library, 30 East Hanover Avenue, Whippany, NJ 07981.

Continuing education units will be offered at this workshop and can be applied to the professional development required for teacher certification.

All RSVPs and inquiries can be directed to Charlene O’Brien at cobrien@cfrmorris.org.