“Anyone who thinks that gardening begins in the spring and ends in the fall is missing the best part of the whole year. For gardening begins in January, begins with the dream.” — Josephine Nuese 2014 opens our 3rd season of the Mullica Township Schoolyard
Students at Eagle Academy, located in Egg Harbor Township, NJ have been working hard preparing for the school gardens. Mrs. Walters’ science classes have planted hundreds of seedlings under the grow lamps to be transplanted when the weather warms up. They have prepared the ground for planting four trees, including two apple trees, in the front yard. They have also tilled the soil
Now approaching its 24th year, the ACUA’s annual Earth Day Festival is a celebration for the entire community to honor our Earth. The festival takes place rain or shine and historically draws a crowd of nearly 4,000 people of all ages who have one common goal: to have fun and help make a positive change for the future of our environment. In the spirit
Thanksgiving is over and that means the next time you eat sweet potatoes is in about a year from now. Right? Wrong! Your mission is go to the grocery store right now, okay, when you go the next time, and get yourself and family some fresh sweet potatoes. Local farms in southern New Jersey are digging them in their fields this time of the
The holidays are near! Looking for the perfect gift? We’ve got a gift that not only satisfies taste buds everywhere, but it also contributes a portion of proceeds to AtlantiCare Growing Green! Click on the image below for more information. Gift certificates available by contacting Cheryl Broschard.
Perhaps you are thinking of starting a new garden this coming spring? Seed catalogs are starting to arrive already and how exciting it can be, dreaming of those home grown red tomatoes, peppers and zucchini? But before you order those seeds and way before you put them into the ground your soil is going to need some help! Help? Talk to any seasoned gardener
Did you know that some of the heartiest, most nutritional and delicious vegetables are grown right now in the cooler fall months. Planted in late summer, gardens today are over flowing with these vegetable super stars. Kale, swiss chard, lettuces, and arugula are all packing a one, two punch in the nutrition department. Kale, the king of the fall garden, is loaded with those
Green: Animal-Free Organic Techniques is an essential guide about organic growing and is perfect for absolute beginners as well as experienced professionals. This book introduces the concept of stockfree-organic and shows, through case studies, that when growers abandon the use of slaughterhouse by-products and manures they can be rewarded with healthier crops, less weeds, pests and diseases. In an age where dreams of self-sufficiency