Exciting, ground-breaking research in New Mexico by molecular biologist David C. Johnson is adding “biofuel” to arguments that better soil can be a big part of the solution to global climate change!
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February 1: 30th Annual Winter Conference
On Saturday, February 1, 2020, NOFA-NJ will host its 30th Annual Winter Conference. NOFA-NJ is proud to offer an amazing lineup of national and internationally recognized speakers who will share their insights and experience. Join our community and save on admission tickets. Member Ticket: $100 Non-Member Ticket: $120. Breakfast & Lunch is $20.
January 14: Book Club: The Food Explorer at Sourland Mountain Spirits
The true adventures of David Fairchild, a late-nineteenth-century food explorer who traveled the globe and introduced diverse crops like avocados, mangoes, seedless grapes–and thousands more–to the American plate. In the nineteenth century, American meals were about subsistence, not enjoyment. But as a new century approached, appetites broadened, and David Fairchild, a young botanist with an insatiable lust to explore and experience the world, set out in search of foods that would enrich the American farmer and enchant the American eater. Kale from Croatia, mangoes from India, and hops from Bavaria. Peaches from China, avocados from Chile, and pomegranates from Malta. Along the way, he was arrested, caught diseases, and bargained with island tribes. But his culinary ambition came during a formative era, and through him, America transformed into the most diverse food system ever created.
Wednesdays in Feb 2020: Exploring the Small Farm Dream
Have you ever thought about starting a farm? Whether your vision includes making goat cheese, selling cut flowers, or growing rare tomato varieties, this course will give you the tools to start making that dream come true. Are thinking of going into farming full-time, part-time, or expanding an existing hobby farm into a business? This course will help you turn your farm dream into an actionable farm plan.
February 6, 13, 20, 27, 2020: Organic Land Care
Organic Land Care is a holistic approach to landscaping that improves the natural resources of a site by fostering cycling of resources, promoting ecological balance, and conserving biodiversity. Organic land care is not simply about the type of fertilizer or pesticide used on a home landscape. Rather, organic land care is a holistic approach to landscaping that restores and enhances biological cycles involving soil microorganisms, plants, and animals. The term “organic” as it applies to landscaping means landscaping without the use of synthetic pesticides, synthetic fertilizers, or synthetic soil amendments. Rutgers Cooperative Extension has developed an Organic Land Care Certificate Program. The program focuses on providing education on organic practices for promoting healthy soil, enhancing biodiversity, and reducing polluted runoff from managed landscapes.
Carlisle, also a native of Montana, earned a Ph.D. in Geography from U.C. Berkeley and a B.A. in Folklore and Mythology from Harvard University.
A native of Big Sandy, Montana, Dr. Bob Quinn was raised on a conventional family farm started by his grandfather in 1920.
A little bit of enlightened self-interest can go a long way. Just ask pipe-fitting company owner Joseph Folgore, born in Sicily, raised in Brooklyn, and a successful entrepreneur who’s been based in New Jersey since 1960.
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