Rutgers Gardens Offers Relaxing Getaway

A horticultural oasis in urban/suburban Central Jersey – see what Rutgers Gardens has to offer.

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National Moth Week Celebrated in New Jersey

PrintSixteen public events scheduled across the state; hundreds more worldwide

The third annual National Moth Week, a worldwide citizen science project started in New Jersey in 2012, will be celebrated across the state, beginning with an early kickoff “Moth Ball” slated for Friday, July 11, in Bergen County.

Started by the Friends of the East Brunswick Environmental Commission, the creators of National Moth Week are connected to Rutgers School of Environmental and Biological Sciences. Liti Haramaty is a marine sciences researcher at Rutgers Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences, David Moskowitz is completing a Ph.D. in Entomology. National Moth Week officially takes place the last full week and two weekends of July. This year’s dates are July 19-27. After its launch in 2012, National Moth Week quickly went global. As of July 2, hundreds of public and private events are registered on the National Moth Week site in all 50 states and 41 countries. [Read more...]

There’s Love for Local in New Jersey

NJ Ag mag photoDid you know New Jersey is a national leader in the local foods movement? We wouldn’t be called the Garden State if we didn’t take our agriculture seriously. Read more on how home cooks, restaurant chefs, school children and food pantries are tapping into Jersey Fresh produce at New Jersey Agriculture.

4-H Volunteers: Share and Connect Video

Summer is the season for 4-H County Fairs. Find your County Fair and check out this video to see what being a 4-H volunteer is all about:

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Trenton group on mission to get accurate count of vacant and abandoned buildings in the city

Unkempt and ugly homes virtually falling down on themselves appear on most every block in Trenton, but it has been five years since the last thorough tally of how many vacant and abandoned buildings mar the city’s streets. The Trenton Neighborhood Restoration Campaign, funded through local nonprofit Isles Inc., has embarked on a project to go block by block throughout the city identifying the status of each lot to determine how many unused buildings are out there…Sandra Grosso (landscape architecture student, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences at Rutgers University) and Jacqui Abeltin (landscape architecture master’s program candidate), interns from Rutgers University who are helping with data collection, said city residents would like to see the building decay brought to a stop. "Everyone’s been super nice with us," said Grosso. "They don’t like this either. They want to see change."

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