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 winding down its seventh autumn, still festive with bright blooms of New England asters and native tobacco. The garden, closing its 7th season, 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. The garden is located on the triangle at the junction of Warwick Turnpike and Clinton Road. For further information, contact Russ.
Organic Community Garden at Apple Acres
Reaching the end of another great season, we’re winding down at the West Milford Organic Community Garden. We’re harvesting the last of our pumpkins, beans, beets, chard, kale, lettuce, carrots, and herbs. Although we’re near the end of the season, it’s never too soon to look ahead to next year! If you’re interested in joining us, see how on the Community Garden tab, or contact Russ Bangs to learn more.
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!