The Beth Greenhouse

The Beth Greenhouse

The Beth GreenhouseThe Beth Greenhouse, located at the corner of Osborne Terrace and Lehigh Avenue at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, is a sustainable, hydroponic greenhouse that will produce more than 20,000 pounds of high quality, nutritious, locally grown lettuce, herbs and greens to the Newark area each year. The Greenhouse is a unique was to educate community residents, provide year-round needed access to healthy foods, and offer job training opportunities to those with intellectual disabilities.

For questions about volunteer opportunities, health and wellness activities, internships and job training, contact:

Molly Fallon
973-926-7371/ Molly.Fallon@rwjbh.org

Barbara Mintz
973-322-4017/ Barbara.Mintz@rwjbh.org

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  • What’s growing?

The Beth Greenhouse is currently growing kale, string beans, strawberries, zucchini, cucumbers, basil, parsley, romaine lettuce, spring mix lettuce and tomatoes.

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  • Understanding Hydroponics

Hydroponic farming is a highly productive, environmentally friendly, and space efficient means of farming which offers numerous benefits for both the producer and consumer. It is a method of growing plants using mineral nutrient solutions that are delivered to the plants in irrigation water eliminating the need for soil. It saves water, eliminates agricultural runoff and chemical pesticide and offers the benefits of efficient, high-yield, local, year-round food production.

At The Beth Greenhouse, a continuous flow of nutrient rich water is recirculated in the system. We utilize one-tenth the water, one quarter of the fertilizer and one-eighth the space of a traditional agriculture operation. Our sterile, soil-free growing environment is off the ground on tables and in mobile containers eliminating the risk of pathogens. This is particularly important in light of the increase in food borne illnesses, such as E. coli and Salmonella.

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Crops at The Beth Greenhouse can grow as least 20 percent faster than traditionally-farmed crops, as they receive exactly the correct amount of nutrients, water and oxygen. This control over plant nutrition also provides our produce with optimal flavor and quality.

  • The Gift of Wellness

You can help support The Beth Greenhouse by making a donation today.

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  • Grand Opening Day Photos

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