Support the Groundwork Elizabeth MicroFarm
Join Groundwork Elizabeth, George Vlahos Chef and Owner of the Urban Griddle and Cara DiFalco of Cara’s Cucina for:
Groundwork Elizabeth’s 4th Urban Farm Dinner TO GO!
Dedicated to our dear friend and mentor Jerry Bryden
And this year #EveryoneGetsaGarden!*
Dinners will be available to be picked up from 4-6pm on Saturday, November 7th. All guests are invited to join the viewing party as George Vlahos and Cara DiFalco craft the dinner. Find out more about the event here. >
2020 Virtual Tour de Elizabeth
To ensure the safety of our valued community members during this unprecedented time, the 17th Annual Tour de Elizabeth was postponed. However, we took the opportunity to do something special.
On Sunday, May 17, Groundwork Elizabeth presented a virtual 17-mile guided tour with lifelong Elizabeth residents. We hope you’ll look us up on our Facebook page for more information on this unique view of our city that began with our scenic parks and waterfront, guided you through tree-lined residences and bustling businesses and concluded in Elizabeth’s historic downtown.
Our mission is to bring about the sustained regeneration, improvement and management of the physical environment by developing community-based partnerships which empower people, businesses and organizations to promote environmental, economic and social well-being.
Advocating for a Climate Safe Elizabeth
Groundwork Elizabeth is launching a Climate Safe Elizabeth Task Force to bring the community together to learn about the effects of climate change, specifically flooding and heat islands.
Transforming Brownfields in Union County
The Department of Environmental Protection is working with Groundwork Elizabeth and communities in Union County to transform brownfields and underused properties into healthier, sustainable areas through an initiative focused on environmental stewardship efforts.
Newly opened! The Groundwork Elizabeth MicroFarm, located behind the Elmora Branch Library, serves as an educational resource providing service-based learning opportunities for the surrounding community.
NJDEP More P.E.A.S. Initiative
NJDEP serves the City of Elizabeth for the 5th time. Over 75 NJDEP employees volunteered for this years Earth Day Event building 130 raised beds, doing slight vegetation control and other garden landscaping projects at our new MicroFarm at the Elmora Branch Library.
Union County Means Green goes Hydroponic
The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is proud to present the 2018 Union County Means Green Community Garden Grants program.
Peterstown Outdoor Demonstration Center
“The site was built to educate and engage the community in conservation activities, such as raised beds for growing herbs and vegetables, rain barrels, pollinator beds and subjects related to horticulture and urban wildlife.” – courtesy of TapintoElizabeth.
The Come Grow With Us! initiative strives to increase access to sustainably grown foods and provide accompanying education in order to build sustainable and equitable communities.
Our Green Team are young stewards learning, working, and teaching about the environment. Their first-hand experiences make our neighborhoods a healthier and livable space.
We work to improve our urban streams, rivers, and estuaries. Groundwork has been working with the City, the County and the community to expand and upkeep the 2.5 mile Elizabeth River Trail.
Support the Groundwork MicroFarm!
Groundwork MicroFarm sponsorship opportunities are currently available. Show your support for urban learning gardens and help provide accompanying education to create a sustainable and equitable community.