New Rutgers Students Get Intro to New Brunswick Through Start with Service Program

First-year students at Rutgers got a chance to pitch in on some community service projects in their new city before classes even began this fall. The new Start with Service program aims to build a legacy of service at Rutgers. Nutritional Sciences major Shaun Hui (SEBS 2016) discusses first year students’ introduction to the community of New Brunswick.


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Two Big Ten Universities Work to Develop Environmentally Friendly Lawns

In June, New Jersey homeowners looked at and walked on different kinds of grass grown at Rutgers' Horticulture Farm II in New Brunswick.

In June, New Jersey homeowners looked at and walked on different kinds of grass grown at Rutgers’ Horticulture Farm II in New Brunswick.

Maintaining a lush green lawn with less inputs of water, fertilizer and pesticides is a promising reality as Rutgers turf breeders Bill Meyer, Stacy Bonos and Austin Grimshaw team up with University of Minnesota researchers in search of the finest of fine fescues. Read more at Rutgers Today.


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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Jersey Crowds Brave the Sunshine to Taste Tomatoes: 2014 Tomato Tasting at Rutgers Snyder Farm

2014 Great Tomato Tasting

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While always well attended rain or shine, a record number of people pre-registered for the 2014 Tomato Tasting.

Armed with plastic forks, a crowd descended upon Rutgers Snyder Research Farm in Pittstown on August 27 to attend the Annual Snyder Farm Open House and Great Tomato Tasting. Tasters had an offering of eighty varieties of tomatoes to taste from as well as basil, peaches, apples and honey. The samplings provided a glimpse of some of the research crops grown at Snyder Farm and hayride farm tours gave an up close look at fruit and vegetable trials in the field. [Read more...]

NJTV News Segment on Helping Struggling Veterans Spotlights Rutgers VETS Program

In the August 28 segment of NJTV News on “Helping Struggling Veterans,” the recently launched Rutgers VETS program was featured (appears at 1:35 in video). This unique program, led by Jan Zientek, senior program coordinator for Rutgers Cooperative Extension (RCE) of Essex County, and Amy Rowe, environmental and resource management agent, RCE Essex and Passaic counties, offers job training skills in horticulture while focusing on entrepreneurship.
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