Sustainable West Milford is a non-profit organization that looks to “Enable community members to transform West Milford and its regional neighbors into an economically vibrant, environmentally friendly, and sustainable community through its personal participation and leadership.”
Native Medicinal Garden
The Native Medicinal Garden is looking forward to its eighth season, as the small but incredibly diverse oasis of herbs continues to develop and flourish. The garden is co-sponsored by WiseWoman Healing Ways and Sustainable West Milford and is tended by a core group of volunteers as well as lovely folks who stop in and help when they can.
Organic Community Garden at Apple Acres
The garden’s sleeping now, but before you know it, spring will be here, and we’ll be getting the West Milford Organic Community Garden organized for 2014, the garden’s 8th season. We’ll be sending out garden information soon to our veteran gardeners and those on our waiting list. If you’d like to get be on that list, please contact Russ .
Time Banking in West Milford
Do you have a need for some help in your day to day life – things you can’t afford to pay for but still really need? Do you have something you enjoy doing that you can offer others in return for their help? Time Banks provide an infrastructure for…
Friends of Wallisch Farmstead
West Milford is fortunate to still have this 200-year old farmstead, one of the last in Northern New Jersey. It is a living time capsule of our community’s heritage, with a farm house, barns, a nature trail, and scenic views. Help us preserve this cultural gem for open space, recreational, and historic uses now and in the future.
Ample Harvest West Milford
The national program, AmpleHarvest.org , began in our community garden in 2009 as a way to address our “no waste policy.” This national program was founded by SWM member and former Organic Community Garden Director, Gary Oppenheimer.
A cash mob is a way to support our locally-owned businesses while having fun, meeting new friends, and learning more about what you can buy here in town and why doing so can save you time, money, and strengthen our local economy. A cash mob has three rules, and anyone can participate. You agree to: Have Fun, Meet at least one new person, and spend $20 at the selected locally owned store. That’s it!
We usually go out to celebrate our successful mobbing afterwards at a nearby locally-owned restaurant or pub to infuse more money into our local economy!
Are you interested in getting involved with other events and programs? Is there something you’d like to make happen to bring sustainability to our town? Just interested in learning more about sustainability and living a greener lifestyle? Contact us! We would love to hear from you!