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.”

Featured Programs

Native Medicinal Garden

Our award-winning herbal medicine garden, entering its 9th year, is an outdoor education center guided by gifted herbalist Robin Rose Bennett. Enjoy and learn about the local, abundant, and endangered native herbal medicines that are growing in our area.  No experience or registration is necessary.  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.

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Organic Community Garden at Apple Acres

There are now plots available for the 2014 season at the West Milford Organic Community Garden, the garden’s 8th season. Our annual sign-up/orientation meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, March 18th, and 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 .

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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…

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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.

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West Milford Farmers’ Market

The West Milford Farmers Market had a great season in its new location at West Milford Presbyterian, and will be back in 2014.

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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.

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Canning Club

After a fun and educational 2013 season, the Canning Club is finished for the year.  We hope to see you next year!

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Cash Mob

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!

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Get Involved

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!