The Nature Explore Classroom at
Sunset Vista Community Garden
and Learning Center, Inc.
We are a 501(c)3 non-profit located at the beautiful Tuscan-themed Sunset View Farm in Andover Twp, New Jersey, offering a Community Supported Garden which includes an Accessible Garden, Onsite Learning Center and unique educational programs. Located on 20 acres of Sussex County farmland, Sunset Vista is known for its breathtaking views of nature, beautiful gardens, and self-contained nature classroom. We support and endorse organic practices.
OUR MISSION: Sunset Vista provides small scale organic agriculture and self-sufficiency instruction to individuals and groups to deepen their understanding of food, its source and its relationship to health, while preserving the environment, to inspire others to recreate those principles in their own homes and community environments.
We now serve over 1000 children per year through field trips to our Nature Explore Outdoor Classroom. One of our field trips consisted of over 300 inner city school children in one day!
We were fortunate this year to have an Eagle Scout enhance our Wooded Nature ID Trail. He improved the trails and the signs. Three young men from the area improved the sitting area in the wooded trail, where the children gather to discuss what they have seen and learned.
This year we are adding a gardening area for adults and children with limited mobility. They will have the opportunity to use adaptive tools to garden in raised beds that accommodate wheelchairs.
Linda Grinthal, Director
27 Pierce Road
Lafayette, NJ 07848