March 26, 2021

Dig In! Community Garden Grant Awarded to the American Labor Museum

Haledon, NJ -- The American Labor Museum is proud to announce that it has been awarded a Dig In! City Green and Passaic County Community Garden, Neighborhood Farming, and Habitat Retoration Program Grant.  The funds will enable the Museum to upgrade and maintain its 500 square foot Immigrant Herb & Vegetable Garden.

Annually, throughout the Spring, Summer and Fall seasons, the Museum's student volunteers receive lessons in horticulture and opportunities to teach neighbors about the benefits of eating/growing locally and assist in alleviating food insecurity in the community.  the Museum's student volunteers gardening program follows CDC guidelines.  For futther information or to volunteer, please call the Museum at (973) 595-7953 or email labormuseumgmail.com.

The Botto House National Landmark, home of the American Labor Museum, is located at 83 Norwood Street, Haledon, New Jersey.  It was the meeting place for over 20,000 silk mill workers during the 1913 Paterson Silk Strike.  The Museum offers a free lending library, restored period rooms, changing exhibits, Museum Store, Old World Gardens, educational programs and special events.  The Museum's hours of operation are Monday through Friday 9AM-5PM.  Tours are offered Wednesday through Saturday from 1-4PM and by appointment.  For further information, please visit the Museum's website www.labormuseum.net or contact the Museum at (973) 595-7953 or email labormuseum@gmail.com.