Groundwork Elizabeth MicroFarm

The  Elizabeth MicroFarm is located behind the Elmora Branch Library. The farm serves as an educational resource providing service-based learning opportunities for the surrounding community.

Farm & Garden Adventures advocate for the right of students of all ages to play, discover and interact in a safe, outdoor farm environment while learning how to garden, harvest and prepare foods they have grown.

Our programs address the needs on our at-risk communities for healthy, locally grown, nutritious foods, as it engages nutritionally-challenged students in curriculum that promotes healthy eating and active lifestyles – directly counteracting the lack of physical activity, poor nutritional habits and lack of nutritional education that is prevalent in low income urban communities.

 2020 MicroFarm Sponsors

Green Team Level Sponsor
Housing Authority City of Elizabeth

Garden Level Sponsor
Distinctive Services
Urban Griddle
Maria Carvalho

Seed Level Sponsor
ABMM Financial
The Bryden Family
Kevin J. Kiniery, President, Elizabeth City Council
David Glass
Jason DeMera
Manny Grova, Jr., City of Elizabeth Councilman-At-Large
The Gateway Family YMCA
Tropicana Diner
The Tyburski Family 

A special thank you to the following sponsors of our 2019 Urban Farm Dinner which helped raise funds to support the Groundwork Elizabeth MicroFarm:
Cara’s Cucina, Darren Bryden, Magic Fountain Ice Cream and Grill, Mike’s Pasta and Sandwich Shoppe, Portuguese Instructive Social Club, Thomas A. Edison Career and Technical Academy, Urban Griddle, VOS Selections and Williams Nursery

Let’s Grow Together!

Show your support for youth development and healthy communities by becomeing a sponsor of the Groundwork Elizabeth MicroFarm. Sponsorships can be arranged by contacting Groundwork Elizabeth’s Executive Director, Jonathan Phillips via email jonathan@groundworkelizabeth.org or phone 908-289-0262.

MicroFarm Patron $5,000

Help fund ongoing gardening, nutrition and conservation educational programming at the Groundwork Elizabeth MicroFarm. 

  • 5x7 Sponsorship banner displayed at the MicroFarm for one year with premier placement
  • Your support noted as Official Sponsor of the MicroFarm on NEW Map and Literature
  • Private bee-keeping workshop for eight
  • Custom volunteer or team building project for a group of twenty-five at the MicroFarm
  • Recognition of your support on the Groundwork website

Winter Harvest Sponsor $2,500

Your support provides the resources needed to complete installation on a year-round high tunnel, extending the MicroFarm’s growing season

  • 5x7 Sponsorship banner displayed at the MicroFarm for one year 
  • Custom volunteer or team building project for a group of fifteen at the MicroFarm
  • Recognition of your support on Groundwork website

Green Team Sponsor $1,000

Noted benefactor of our youth development program, building skills and uplifting the lives of those from ages 14-24 

  • 3x5 Sponsorship banner displayed at the MicroFarm for one year 
  • Invitation to lead a river clean up in Elizabeth
  • Recognition of your support on Groundwork website

Garden Sponsor $500

Help the MicroFarm’s demonstration and learning gardens thrive.

  • 3x5 Sponsorship banner displayed at the MicroFarm for one year 
  •  Recognition of your support on Groundwork website

Seed Sponsor $250

General Groundwork Elizabeth support

  • 2x3 Sponsorship banner displayed at the MicroFarm for one year
  • Recognition of your support on Groundwork website