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The Garden State: Join Us Today on Twitter For Our First #BetterNJ Chat

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  Join us for our first-ever #BetterNJ LIVE Twitter chat to learn about the Garden State’s community gardens and urban farms with some of New Jersey’s leading organizations working to develop regional food systems that offer plentiful access to fresh, local foods. Thursday … Continue reading

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Jersey Give Back Guide: Celebrating City Green

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Throughout December, we are highlighting each of the organizations featured in our Jersey Give-Back Guide, which is a website designed to help you learn about some of New Jersey’s most effective nonprofits  as you are thinking about making your year-end donations. … Continue reading

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5 Tips From Sustainable Jersey’s Food Actions

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Despite being the most urbanized and densely populated state in the United States, New Jersey communities are taking important steps to keep the garden in the garden state.  Although New Jersey’s farm base is shrinking, municipalities are making changes to … Continue reading

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Five Seeds of Wisdom from the Rutherford Community Teaching Garden

Posted on by Donna Drewes, Sustainable Jersey

When the Rutherford Green Team dreamed up the radical plan to create a community garden in the overgrown, littered vacant lot along the railroad tracks, most people thought it was crazy. The neighbors feared the garden would attract loiterers and … Continue reading

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Creating Common Ground, Growing Community

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By Samantha Rothman President & Co-Founder Grow It Green Morristown One of the things I love about Morristown is that despite its population size (close to 20,000), it truly has a small town feel. It seems of late that whenever I’m … Continue reading

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Events: Community Garden Conference

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Attention, gardeners, mark your calendars! The Friends of the Frelinghuysen Arboretum in Morristown is hosting the 2011 Community Garden Conference on Thursday, March 3 from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm. The daylong conference features a keynote address by Dr. Laura … Continue reading

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Overcoming Camden’s Toxic Past

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This week, we continue our guest series with the Center for Urban Environmental Sustainability (CUES) and their county extension agents to learn how they are providing technical assistance and building community capacity to generate solutions to pressing urban environmental issues … Continue reading

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Knee High in Trenton

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Michelle Knapik, Environment Program Director In mid-July I took my grandmother out for a ride through the rolling hills and farmlands of central Pennsylvania. She was anxious to see if the corn was knee high (by the 4th of July … Continue reading

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