Gwen Philmeck found her passion in life through The Green House Project. When she wasn’t busy raising her two daughters, Gwen volunteered to help build a community to connect food and health with The Green House Project in Scranton. The Greenhouse Project’s focus is to educate both children and adults about the relationship between the foods we eat and our personal and public health. The Greenhouse Project promotes a food ecosystem that is healthy for people, the environment and animals, and promotes disease prevention through diet, movement and active living.
As a public charity, their programs benefit education, wellness, nutrition, and local hunger projects. Additionally, they operate a 3000 sq. ft. greenhouse in Scranton’s Nay Aug Park and three thriving community gardens. The greenhouse teaches hands-on gardening & horticulture classes while we grow and sell plants and to help support our mission. The James Barrett McNulty Greenhouse is also used weekly with yoga, tai chi, creative gardening and other classes as well as school educational tours.