Rutgers Cooperative Extension’s Water Resources Program has been working with Hamilton Township in Mercer County to evaluate watershed and stormwater management issues and develop recommendations for improving and protecting water resources in the community. As part of the project, a demonstration rain garden was built at Hamilton High School West to manage stormwater runoff from […]
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Grove Labs Inc. just closed on a $2.05 million seed funding round, as VentureWire reported this morning, to launch a business of selling indoor gardening modules to consumers…Saving money will probably not be the reason consumers turn to a Grove Labs product, at least at first, according to both Mr. Blanchet and Robin Brumfield, who is a professor in the department of agricultural, food and resource economics at The State University of New Jersey at Rutgers. (Dr. Brumfield is not affiliated with Grove and first heard of it from a reporter.) In general, indoor gardening is costly, Dr. Brumfield said, comparing it to tanning salons. “Where is the cheapest tanning booth? It’s outside,” she said.
Hundreds of Union County residents and visitors turned out for the Rutgers Master Gardeners of Union County Garden Fair. Proceeds from the annual event help fund Master Gardeners’ horticulture education and service programs, including a veggie “Sharing” garden for local food banks, and gardening programs for youths and adult with disabilities.
Strawberries from California and Florida can typically be found in supermarkets throughout the year, but Jersey Fresh strawberries only make a brief appearance in the spring. New Jersey’s strawberry season is now–late May to mid-June. Pick-Your-Own farms can be found throughout the state and the New Jersey Department of Agriculture provides tips on selecting the […]
So you decide to be good and eat protein-, nutrient- and vitamin-rich fish twice a week, as the American Health Association says you should. But as with all things supposedly healthy, confusion abounds. From the fishmongers of Fair Lawn to the marine biologists of Rutgers University, trying to determine which type of fish is better for you – wild-caught or farm-raised – is about as daunting as a task faced by a school of Killies trying to swim their way upstream against the current. “There’s no free lunch,” said Joanna Burger, professor of biology at Rutgers University in New Brunswick.
“Holy Piglets! Congratulations, Wes!!! I’ve always known that our students can compete with the bigger Ag schools!!” This was the reaction of Daniela Sharma, director of the Rutgers Animal Science Undergraduate Program, when she heard that senior Wes Darcy, Animal Science major, was selected to receive a $2,000 scholarship from the National Pork Board. Active […]
Mullica Hill’s Heritage Vineyards has been named New Jersey’s Winery of the Year for the second time in four years, earning 21 medals, four gold, at the annual New Jersey Wine Competition, part of the Blues and Wine Festival at Natirar Park over Memori…
The Robbinsville-Hamilton Sunrise Rotary Club has partnered with other clubs in Rotary International District 7510, Rutgers University, Rutgers NJ Agricultural Experiment Station and Rutgers Cooperative Extension in a unique, hands-on gardening program…
Sunshine and a decorative white picket fence greeted returning alumni at the 2nd annual “Let’s Do Lunch with the Executive Dean” at Ag Field Day at Rutgers Day on April 26. More than 120 alumni, spouses, children, retired faculty and friends of the School (and a couple of really cute pooches) attended the barbecue event […]
Roosevelt School, Junior Girl Scout Troop 82010 and the New Brunswick Community Farmers Market (NBCFM), which is administered by Rutgers Cooperative Extension, are working together to build the Children’s Garden at 178 Jones Ave., New Brunswick. The girls will work on the garden as part of their “Take Action Project” assignment, the last step they […]