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Home on the Farm
April 5, 2019April 5, 2019
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Home on the Farm

Maya Eashwaran’s “Home on the farm: what drew Hopewell farmers to the agricultural life” is an excellent article about four farmers in Hopewell, New Jersey working to bring awareness to the importance of organic and regenerative agriculture. Each in their own way is exploring and sharing innovative ideas to advance the idea that responsible, soil-based...

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...

Chemicals on our food: When “safe” may not really be safe – EHN
January 16, 2019January 16, 2019
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Chemicals on our food: When “safe” may not really be safe – EHN

Dear NOFA-NJ Readers: On November 27, 2018, Environmental Health News published “Chemicals on our food: When ‘safe’ may not really be safe”, by our 2019 Winter Conference keynote speaker, Carey Gillam. This article pulls together, in one place, links to other resources and information about the dangers of pesticides in our food system. Through her investigative...

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...