Rutgers Master Gardeners of Cumberland County names Deerfield resident Master Gardener of 2014

Rutgers Master Gardeners of Cumberland County recently named Doris Koering Morgan Master Gardener of 2014. Having grown up in Vineland before moving to Pittsgrove Township, Koering Morgan is a native of South Jersey. She eventually settled in Deerfield Township, where the family has resided for 24 years…Her interest in gardening began when the family moved to Deerfield and she filled her garden with various plants which attract butterflies and birds. She now nurtures plants which attract bees as she has been a beekeeper for two and a half years. She thus joins her husband who has been beekeeping for eight years.

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Regional food center award will benefit Burlington County

The Rutgers Food Innovation Center in Cumberland County was the only winner in New Jersey among 50 selected from 800 applications to the U.S. Small Business Administration for its first Growth Accelerator Fund. The recipients represent 31 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, and come from a broad set of industries and sectors, from manufacturing to tech start-ups to farming, according to Al Titone, the administration’s New Jersey district director.

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Rutgers Master Gardeners of Cumberland County holds award lunch

Rutgers Master Gardeners of Cumberland County held its eighth Awards Luncheon on Tuesday, May 27, at the Rutgers Cooperative Extension Center in Millville. Tammy Commander and Pam Burton arranged the event. Eighteen area residents successfully completed the 20-week Master Gardener’s curriculum coursework and have become Master Gardener Interns.

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Rutgers Haskin Lab Helps Celebrate Annual Bay Day in New Jersey

HSRL director Dave Bushek shares information at the lab’s exhibit booth with festival participant.

HSRL Director Dave Bushek shares information at the lab’s exhibit booth with a festival participant.

Delaware Bay Day, the free folklife festival celebrating the Bay and the Bayshore region, was held on June 7 in Bivalve, Port Norris and East Point, NJ. Hosted by the Bayshore Center, the festival which is dubbed “Food, Fun & Fireworks in Bivalve, NJ,” offered a number of fun activities and historical displays, including educational exhibits like the Rutgers Haskin Shellfish Laboratory. [Read more...]

Cumberland County 4-H Offers Summer Enrichment Program for Middle Schoolers

Beaver Dam Boat Rentals in Newport, NJ will be the location for the SEA-SI summer enrichment program.

Beaver Dam Boat Rentals in Newport, NJ, is the location for the 4-H summer enrichment program in Cumberland County.

Cumberland County 4-H will offer a marine science summer enrichment program called SEA-SI: Sea Science Investigations that will enable participants to become active stewards of the Oranokin Creek through exploration of water quality, marine life, boating and crabbing.

The enrichment program will be held August 25 to 27, from 9 a.m. to noon at Beaver Dam Boat Rentals in Newport, NJ. It will offer hands-on science activities, specimen collection and identification, and explore topics such as aquaculture, marine robotics and environmental stewardship practices of local businesses. [Read more...]