The Northeast Earth Coalition


The Northeast Earth Coalition, Inc, (NEEC) works at the community level to protect the environment and promote local sustainability and food security.

The NEEC supports the work of community and environmental activists who give hope for a better future.


We believe that a strong local food system contributes to the health of our entire community, and we will work to facilitate greater understanding of the social, economic, & environmental impacts of our food choices.

Join Us

We invite you to be part of this new adventure and help us to create this coalition of environmental activists, in New Jersey and beyond. Let’s put together our resources and talent to support our communities and make the difference.


Let’s Celebrate the Monarch Migration

August 15 @ 3:30 pm

The NEEC’s team invites you to our annual Monarch Butterfly event. August 15, from 3:30pm to 6:30pm. A group of Monarch Butterfly enthusiasts will meet at Crane Park to discuss how you can help the Monarch declining population, the importance of pollinators and the Monarch migration. Environmental groups tabling opportunities, live music and dancing. Family […]

Montclair Community Gardens Tour – June 26th, 2021

June 26 @ 9:30 am

Join the Northeast Earth Coalition on Saturday June 26th from 9:30am to noon for a JUNE GARDEN TOUR! Come to learn about the importance of local food, our community work, how to grow your own food, pollinator gardens, and gardening tips. This is a free event. We welcome families with children. Please wear a mask. […]

Nutrition and Cooking Demo – May 15, 2021

May 15 @ 10:30 am

May is the month of both National High Blood Pressure Education and National Stroke Awareness. We will offer a virtual class on nutrition education while doing a cooking demonstration – anyone can join, regardless 0f their culinary skills! Join Armando Cruz in creating a heart healthy dish while he teaches the benefits of making healthier […]

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by Webmaster

By Jose German Spring: perhaps the most beautiful time of the year. But this year it’s accompanied by the Coronavirus. Our daily social routines are being upended. Cancellations of events and gatherings are necessary measures to stop the spread of the virus. Voluntary isolation is strongly recommended. What to do? In the face of this […]

Gardening for life: wrapping up gardening season

by Webmaster

By Jose German It is not the end of the gardening season but the beginning of a transformation that will guide us through the winter and into the spring. Nature is taking a much-needed break to get stronger and resurrect with vibrant energy and colors in the spring. For those of us who have created […]

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by Jose German-Gomez

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A century and half of Montclair gardening pioneers

by Jose German-Gomez

By Jose German Montclair has a gardening tradition dating back to the early days of its incorporation in 1868. The natural landscape of the town already seemed paradisical to many New York families who chose Montclair as a refuge from the smells, crowds, and noise of Manhattan. Many bucolic late 19th century Montclair scenes are […]

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Introducing The Northeast Earth Coalition