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Year: 2022


Shaun Ananko is the Director of Agriculture and Education at Grow It Green Morristown. To most people in the community from the youngest to the oldest, he is known as Farmer Shaun. He has dedicated the past 11 years to connecting 1000s of youth in our community to nature through a one acre farm dedicated to experiential education. Getting their hands dirty outside on the farm or learning in the classroom with hands-on crafts, sparks a child’s sense of discovery. The farm opens up conversations about the role of each of us caring for the environment in order to care for ourselves. From topics on butterflies, pollinators, the living soil, growing  seasons, weather, etc. – they all come to life on the farm in exciting ways. On top of that, you may come away with a yummy snack that surprises even you when you taste how good it is after you pull it from the ground. Farmer Shaun knows the key to making farming real for the youth of our community, giving kid’s hands on tasks that leave them wanting to learn more and come back again.