Matthew Smith (SEBS ’14) is an army veteran who served in Iraq and Afghanistan and, upon returning home, found his calling and his health by obtaining access to fresh wholesome local foods. Now an Agricultural Sciences major at Rutgers School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Edible Jersey magazine visited with Smith during his internship at New Brunswick Community Farmers Market. Read more from the Holiday 2013 issue of Edible Jersey.
On Nov 4, the New Jersey Institute for Food, Nutrition, and Health (IFNH) hosted the first event in its series, Food and the Human Experience, at the Red Lion Cafe, Rutgers Student Center. The event, held in collaboration with the Rutgers Center for Digital Filmmaking at Mason Gross School of the Arts and the New Jersey Council for the Humanities, attracted over 120 people from across the state. [Read more...]
Imagine being able to discuss climate change with the State Climatologist or learn about New Jersey’s geology from the people who map it. Wouldn’t it be interesting to hear how New Jersey’s environmental regulations get enforced from a person who actually does the enforcement? How about learning about the role of soils in the environment from the person who runs Rutgers’ Soil Testing lab? These are some of the opportunities that are available to enrollees in the 2014 Rutgers Environmental Steward Volunteer Training Program. Would you like to learn how local environmental decisions get made from the head of the Association of New Jersey Environmental Commissions or how land preservation can be done most effectively from some of the leading players in land preservation in New Jersey? [Read more...]
Fall is a good time for homeowners to take steps to spruce up their lawns. Visions of lush green lawns in the spring from a late fall fertilizer application may be tempting, but it is not a pretty picture when those nutrients that can’t penetrate frozen ground wash into our waterways. New Jersey’s 2011 Fertilizer Law limits the time of the year when homeowners can apply fertilizers with nitrogen and phosphorus. The following Q & A will help homeowners know what they can apply to their lawns and when. [Read more...]
The Rutgers University Master Gardener Program, a volunteer organization of the New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station, annually recognizes the outstanding volunteer work done by members of each county organization. In Somerset and Hunterdon Counties the Seeds to Salad Team was recently honored at the 29th annual Rutgers Master Gardeners Association Conference for the work the team accomplished in local elementary schools.
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