Resource Library

Resource Library

NOFA-NJ is committed to gathering resources that support NJ Organic farmers, gardeners and consumers to deepen their understanding of growing and eating organic food in the Garden State.  This library provides links to other parts of the NOFA-NJ site or our YouTube Channel and to sources that are offered by friends of NOFA-NJ and is updated with new information when it is received.

Soil Health and Climate Adaptation
Controlling Weeds and Pests
Harvesting and Processing
  • Quick & Clean: Planning for Efficient Harvest: Part IPart II NOFA-NY
Climate Resilience & Adaptation and Environment & Recycling Info
Gardening
Winter Conference
  1. Click here for the entire Spanish-language transcript of the conference. 
  2. Watch the Day 1 Opening Segment from Tony Kennette and Scott Morgan.
  3. Watch the Opening Remarks from Charles Rosen.
  4. Watch Nate Kleinman from the Experimental Farm Network speak about Crop Biodiversity.
  5. See the slides from Rowen White’s talk about Seeding Sovereignty.
  6. Watch our Food Justice Roundtable with Katia Ramirez, Sonya Harris, Justin Allen, and Paige Vaccaro.
    1. Introduction
    2. Roundtable
  7. Watch Kendrya Close speak about the Foodshed Alliance.
  8. Watch Senator Cory Booker giving the Closing Remarks for Day One.
    1. Introduction
    2. Senator Booker
  9. Watch the Day 2 Opening from Tony Kennette and Scott Morgan.
  10. Watch Professor David Robinson discuss New Jersey’s Changing Climate.
  11. Watch Professsor Jacqueline Ricotta discuss Climate Smart Farming.
  12. Watch Chris Smaje talk about a Small Farm Future. (We don’t have the ability to share his talk from our Conference, but these are similar.)
    1. Introduction
    2. Colloquium 2018
    3. Resource Panel
  13. Watch Eric Toensmier discuss Carbon Farming.
    1. Introduction
    2. Talk
  14. Watch Dan Mays discuss No-Till Organic Farming. (We don’t have the ability to share his talk from our Conference, but these are similar.)
    1. Soil Health at Frith Farm
    2. Grower’s Live 2020

15. Watch our NJ Farmer’s Roundtable and Closing Remarks.

 

 

 

The Natural Farmer is a Quarterly NOFA-IC Publication. The paper covers news of the organic movement nationally and internationally, as well as featuring stories about farmers from New England, New York and New Jersey. 

In general, this resource library follows the following framework.

Consumer Focus Areas

  • Cooking in Season
  • Cooking and Eating for Your Health
  • Developing a Taste for Healthy Food
  • Food as Medicine
  • Eating on a Budget
  • Food Security

Organic Farming Core Competencies

  • Certification
  • Soil Health and Cover Crops
  • Equipment Maintenance and Safety
  • Transplant Production and Planting
  • Irrigation
  • Direct Seeding
  • Crop Rotation & Vegetable Family & Characteristics
  • Pest Control
  • Harvest Techniques: Washing, Cooling & Storing
  • Post-Harvest Handling and Food Safety: Rules & Regulations
  • Marketing & Small Business Management
  • Livestock Management

Master Gardener Core Competencies

  • Soils and Fertilizers
  • Botany
  • Seed and Plant Propagation
  • Plant Pathology
  • Entomology
  • Pest Management
  • Food Security
  • Food Systems
  • Growing Vegetables and Herbs
  • Growing Fruit Trees
  • Selection and Care of Herbaceous Landscape Plants
  • Selection and Care of Woody Landscape Plants
  • Sustainable Lawn and Ground Covers