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Rutgers RU Ready to Farm Beginning Farmer Workshop in AC
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Rutgers RU Ready to Farm Beginning Farmer Workshop in AC

Looking to start a small farm? Rutgers Cooperative Extension has a program for you! Rutgers Cooperative Extension will host the “RU Ready to Farm” -Beginner Farmer Workshop during the New Jersey Vegetable Growers Convention in Atlantic City on Thursday, February 7th from 8:30 a.m.  to 4 p.m.  This program will be geared towards anyone who...

Organic Farms in New Jersey
January 3, 2019January 3, 2019
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Organic Farms in New Jersey

Why is New Jersey called the Garden State? According to a few sources, including the NJ state government itself, most people attribute the origin of the nickname to Abraham Browning of Camden, who used the phrase in a speech at the Philadelphia Centennial exhibition in 1876. Other people suspect that Ben Franklin may have come...

Windshield Tests and Bucket Tests
November 27, 2018November 27, 2018
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Windshield Tests and Bucket Tests

Earlier today, November 27, 2018, the New York Times Magazine released a feature titled “The Insect Apocalypse Is Here – What does it mean for the rest of life on Earth?” (link provided below). Key threads running through this superb article include the crucial role of insects to all life on Earth, the role of...

July is blueberry month
July 11, 2018July 11, 2018
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July is blueberry month

The humble blueberry is a delicious and nutrition addition to almost anything and is native to NJ. NJ’s crop of blueberries is the fifth largest in the nation with most of the production taking place in the Pineland region, where sandy, acidic soils prevail. Among  commercially produced varieties of blueberries, several heirloom descendants are still...

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