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Timeline PhotosWhether you're growing in #raisedbeds or #containergardening, join our Farm Director, @this_bee_lana, who will teach you everything you need to get your vegetable garden started from where to plant your vegetables to how to maximize your garden's productivity. Our goal is to hold your hand, answer any questions you have and #empower you to grow your own vegetables. We'll share our favorite resources to expand your learning and be by your side every step of the way. The series costs $79 (originally $150) and includes a FREE introductory class, five 30 minute informational sessions and a starter kit of at least 6 vegetable plants (a.k.a. starts) grown by Montclair Community Farms in the @vanvleckhouseandgardens greenhouse. MCF is supported by The @Partnersforhealthfoundation and @montclairfoundation #urbangarden #communitygarden #victorygarden www.montclaircommunityfarms.org/grow-your-own-vegetable-garden ... See MoreSee Less

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Oasis-A Haven for Women & Kids in Paterson, NJ, is working hard to make sure families have food in their homes.

Their social workers are operating a "grab and go" soup kitchen and providing food and emergency supplies to those most affected by this pandemic.

👏👏👏We applaud you and thank you for supporting the community.

#community #supportnonprofit #oasispatersonnj
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Oasis-A Haven for Women & Kids in Paterson, NJ, is working hard to make sure families have food in their homes.

Their social workers are operating a grab and go soup kitchen and providing food and emergency supplies to those most affected by this pandemic.

👏👏👏We applaud you and thank you for supporting the community. 

#community #supportnonprofit #oasispatersonnj

We have germination! Peas and mustard greens sprouting in our edible garden. ... See MoreSee Less

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We have germination! Peas and mustard greens sprouting in our edible garden.Image attachment

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Are those planted outside?

Already harvested my mustard greens. Planted a second go round today.

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Thank you for posting! Really missing the beautiful place.

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If you’re looking for some distraction during this social distancing period, the Montclair Public Library website is the place to go - www.montclairlibrary.org/

The library offers a host of electronic resources that you can use to check out ebooks, audiobooks, magazines, and stream movies as well as learn a language online.

Virtual story time will be offered by staff - please check Montclair Public Library & Foundation for complete details.
#virtuallearning #montclairpubliclibrary #ebooks #virtualstorytime
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If you’re looking for some distraction during this social distancing period, the Montclair Public Library website is the place to go - http://www.montclairlibrary.org/

The library offers a host of electronic resources that you can use to check out ebooks, audiobooks, magazines, and stream movies as well as learn a language online.

Virtual story time will be offered by staff - please check Montclair Public Library & Foundation for complete details.
#virtuallearning #montclairpubliclibrary #ebooks #virtualstorytime

Do you and your kids love animals? Check out this video from Eyes of the Wild, an exotic animal rescue center located in New Jersey. Eyes of the Wild does our very popular live animal programs here at Van Vleck. Enjoy! ... See MoreSee Less

4 days ago

Even though our Wednesday meditation classes are postponed for a while, find some quiet time for yourself each day if you can. youtu.be/l_YSyUpf8Ec ... See MoreSee Less

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Inhale and enjoy the restorative power of this gorgeous garden for a few minutes. youtu.be/yVb0mfmMV9w ... See MoreSee Less

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This small and intriguing tree presents multi-season interest. It stands out in early spring, when few trees and shrubs are blooming, and sparks clusters of tiny yellow flowers. It is also known as Japanese cornel dogwood. Our young tree will eventually develop an exfoliating rich brown-orange bark as it matures. This cultivar, ‘Kintoki,’ was selected in Japan for use as a cut flower.

#whatsatvanvleck #gardensofinstagram #vanvleckgardens
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This small and intriguing tree presents multi-season interest. It stands out in early spring, when few trees and shrubs are blooming, and sparks clusters of tiny yellow flowers. It is also known as Japanese cornel dogwood. Our young tree will eventually develop an exfoliating rich brown-orange bark as it matures. This cultivar, ‘Kintoki,’ was selected in Japan for use as a cut flower.

#whatsatvanvleck #gardensofinstagram #vanvleckgardens

Please consider donating to this organization and others working so selflessly for our community right now.

From the Director of Human Needs Food Pantry of Montclair, New Jersey :
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UPDATE:
Clarifying original post to say that we will be updating our Facebook page as we come up with a plan for volunteers, so please do not email yet. Thanks!

========An IMPORTANT UPDATE from our Director:

Although our pantry facility is still physically closed temporarily, the Board of Trustees and I are working tirelessly to provide assistance to our most vulnerable population. We are working in coordination with our local soup kitchen, providing them with donations of food so they can continue to cook meals which they are distributing as "take out' packages. For the people who visit them, it might be the only source of a cooked meal they have.

We are also working with local Health Services agencies and hope to continue providing food deliveries to our homebound clients who desperately need our assistance. Along those lines, in coming weeks if you are interested in assisting us by delivering food to homebound clients, check back here for information and a volunteer sign-up with more detail soon.

I am working on adapting our physical operation to allow for curbside pick up by our regular clients to eliminate personal contact/exposure and keeping our volunteers and staff safe. That won't be for another week or two as we iron out the logistics with this ever-changing COVID-19 crisis. Again, we will keep human contact/exposure to the absolute minimum and will implement social distancing throughout.

Please keep checking our page for updates. In the meantime, follow the rules, stay home and keep yourselves and your families safe. We'll get through this if everyone cooperates in working towards the common goal of beating this virus. Keep our doctors, nurses, EMT's Paramedics, first responders and other essential personnel in your thoughts. Take care of yourselves and each other.

Mike Bruno
Executive Director
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6 days ago

Please consider donating to this organization and others working so selflessly for our community right now.

From the Director of Human Needs Food Pantry of Montclair, New Jersey :
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UPDATE:
Clarifying original post to say that we will be updating our Facebook page as we come up with a plan for volunteers, so please do not email yet. Thanks!

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Clarifying original post to say that we will be updating our Facebook page as we come up with a plan for volunteers, so please do not email yet. Thanks!

Toni’s Kitchen has partnered with Montclair and Bloomfield public schools to ensure that all children receiving school lunch will have adequate food at home during the upcoming school closures. In addition, they will be sending out meal bags to 80 seniors identified as at-risk by the Senior Services Department in Montclair.

Thank you Toni's Kitchen for your invaluable support to our community.

#montclairtogether #thankyou #schoollunch #nokidhungry #foodinsecurity
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Toni’s Kitchen has partnered with Montclair and Bloomfield public schools to ensure that all children receiving  school lunch will have adequate food at home during the upcoming school closures. In addition, they will be sending out meal bags to 80 seniors identified as at-risk by the Senior Services Department in Montclair. 

Thank you Tonis Kitchen for your invaluable support to our community. 

#montclairtogether #thankyou #schoollunch #nokidhungry #foodinsecurity

Human Needs Food Pantry of Montclair, New Jersey is doing amazing work for the community during this difficult time. Please consider donating funds via their website www.humanneedsfoodpantry.org/donate .
Thank you for your help as we pull together as a community.

#foodpantry #donate #community #help #montclairfoundation #montclairnj #livelovemontclair #humanneedsfoodpantry
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Human Needs Food Pantry of Montclair, New Jersey is doing amazing work for the community during this difficult time. Please consider donating funds via their website http://www.humanneedsfoodpantry.org/donate .  
Thank you for your help as we pull together as a community. 

#foodpantry #donate #community #help #montclairfoundation #montclairnj #livelovemontclair #humanneedsfoodpantry

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We are no longer accepting food donations, as we are closing temporarily. Please do support us monetarily if you are able.

It's a great time to direct-sow your cool-season crops! We use Saint Patrick's Day as a guidepost for timing. This week we planted peas, radishes, cabbage, lettuce, and garden cress in our edible garden. ... See MoreSee Less

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Its a great time to direct-sow your cool-season crops! We use Saint Patricks Day as a guidepost for timing.  This week we planted peas, radishes, cabbage, lettuce, and garden cress in our edible garden.Image attachment

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Great reminder -- I'm going to plant a vegetable garden this year, since we have the time and the teen power.

Here is some great news from our community partner, Jazz House KidsTONIGHT AT 8:00 PM EST!
JAZZ HOUSE KiDS'
Friday Night Listening Party!
with Christian McBride

Sign up on ZOOM or join us on Facebook Live!

Join 6-time GRAMMY Award-winning bassist CHRISTIAN McBRIDE as he kicks off the very first JAZZ HOUSE KiDS Friday Night Listening Party, a "bring your own and stay at home" interactive hang!!

From his home in Montclair, New Jersey, Christian will share and riff on some of his all-time favorite recordings of the late great pianist and composer, McCOY TYNER. Christian toured and recorded with the jazz great many times over the years, so he will have a lot to share. Online chat lines will be open for your questions and comments!

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Here is some great news from our community partner, Jazz House Kids

It’s the first day of Spring and we hope everyone is able to open a window and enjoy some fresh air. Flowers are blooming and warmer weather is on its way. Happy Spring!

#firstdayofspring #spring2020 #gardens #nature #vv #vanvleck
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It’s the first day of Spring and we hope everyone is able to open a window and enjoy some fresh air.  Flowers are blooming and warmer weather is on its way. Happy Spring!

#firstdayofspring #spring2020 #gardens #nature #vv #vanvleck

☘️As we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day differently this year, we wish you all health and wisdom in getting through these challenging times. ☘️

Wishing everyone the luck of the Irish!

##montclairfoundation #vanvleckhouseandgardens #TMF #Irish #StPattysDay #StPatricksDay2020
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2 weeks ago

☘️As we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day differently this year, we wish you all health and wisdom in getting through these challenging times.  ☘️

Wishing everyone the luck of the Irish!

##montclairfoundation #vanvleckhouseandgardens #TMF #Irish #StPattysDay #StPatricksDay2020

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2 weeks ago

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So lovely 🐥Thank you for sharing.

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