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Shaping Dover Garden

The Partnership’s Shaping Dover program, in collaboration with the Morris County Family Success Center, has begun to grow its own Hydroponic Garden. The process of growing the garden began on April 30, and has exceeded everyone’s expectations.  Beautiful organic tomatoes have begun to sprout!

This is a wonderful opportunity to show the families who come through our doors on a daily basis how simple it can be to grow their own fruits and vegetables and to impart knowledge about healthy eating.  The Shaping Dover staff plans to take the garden on the road to visit local early childcare centers and other organizations to further promote healthy nutrition.

Promoting health and wellness within the community of Dover is our goal. The vitamins and minerals contained in organic foods are greater than in conventionally produced foods. In addition, this concept of growing organic is great for families on a budget and children of all ages to grab a fruit or vegetable right from their home garden than to resort to unhealthy choices. Organic growing is low in calories and is an essential part of healthy eating and overall health.

Going organic in your community can help improve the environment and decrease the chances of accelerated disease in your family, provide mental and physical benefits, and long-term money-savings. Let us be the change for our future and ourselves. Go organic; grow your own food!

Shaping Dover and the Morris County Family Success Center are both programs of the Partnership for Maternal & Child Health of Northern New Jersey. If you need information regarding any of our programs please call 973-620-9711.

About the Grantee

Partnership for Maternal and Child Health of Northern New Jersey

Shaping Dover is a community health initiative to improve the health of the people of Dover, New Jersey, by developing action plans that focus on increasing physical activity and promoting healthy food choices. Shaping Dover, a collaborative group of Morris County agency’s, operates from the Morris County Family Success Center, both programs of the Partnership for Maternal & Child Health of NNJ.