Category: Gardening

Sowing seeds of happiness: Emotional well-being while home gardening similar to other popular activities, study finds
May 17, 2020May 17, 2020
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Sowing seeds of happiness: Emotional well-being while home gardening similar to other popular activities, study finds

As civic leaders and urban planners work to make cities more sustainable and livable by investing in outdoor spaces and recreational activities such as biking and walking, Princeton researchers have identified the benefit of an activity largely overlooked by policymakers — home gardening. The researchers found that, across the study’s population, the level of emotional well-being,...

NOFA – NY Gardening Resources
May 2, 2020May 8, 2020
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NOFA – NY Gardening Resources

NOFA-NY has some great resources on COVID 19, please sign in up for their webinars! Upcoming Webinars Friday 5/1 at 10AM EST – Get Seen Online: Ten Tips For Your Food Business, hosted by CCE St. Lawrence. Register here. Wednesday 5/6 at 8PM EST – Working with Employees Under COVID, hosted by FairShare CSA Coalition. Register here....

Planning a Vegetable Garden
April 27, 2020April 27, 2020
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Planning a Vegetable Garden

Peter Nitzsche, Agriculture and Natural Resources Agent, Morris County Steve Reiners, Former Extension Specialist in Vegetable Crops Please check out the link below for more information regarding growing vegetables in NJ

Introduction to Organic Gardening by Al Johnson
April 24, 2020April 27, 2020
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Introduction to Organic Gardening by Al Johnson

On behalf of NOFA-NJ and the Universalist Unitarian Church of Titusville, Al and NOFA-NJ would like to thank all the webinar participants for supporting our first ever webinar for NOFA-NJ. We also want to thank you for your generosity and willingness to share this content with the NJ Gardening Public. In these challenging times, we...

Backyard Composting
May 8, 2018April 27, 2020
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Backyard Composting

International Compost Awareness Week (ICAW) is being celebrated during the first full week of May and is a major educational initiative stimulating the compost industry. Its goal is to raise the public’s awareness of the benefits of using compost to help improve soil, grow healthy vegetation, reduce food waste, cut back on the use of...

Keeping Backyard Chickens
September 30, 2017April 27, 2020
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Keeping Backyard Chickens

A new ordinance passed in Eatontown, NJ allows residence to keep 5 chickens in their backyard lot of at least 5,000 square feet.  An additional chicken can be kept for every additional 1,000 square feet.  The maximum number of chickens is 12 for 12,000 square feet. Residents of Eatontown interested in keeping backyard chickens must...