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Seed Savers: Sunflowers

Bringing her garden know-how from the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, student and garden steward, Maggie Buford gave us some hints how to save the seeds of those beautiful sunflower blossoms for next years garden.The picture above shows sunflowers planted at the Hamilton Memorial Community Garden. ———————————————————— Over the summer, we planted several sunflowers at the Salvation Army and Hamilton garden sites in

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New “News” from Texas Avenue School Garden

Mrs. Garrett is back with an update on the Texas Avenue School Garden: Well, it’s soon to be June and we have good news and bad news. Our garden is completely planted. We have two planters of various tomatoes, squash, peppers, peas and cucumbers. However, we are not so sure our cucumbers and peas are going to make it. We are struggling this year.

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Off to a Great Start: Texas Avenue School’s Urban Garden

SPRING HAS FINALLY SPUNG! The garden for Texas Ave. School is underway. School Garden coordinator Flossie Garrett checks in to give an update on their school garden: I have to say that I found this year’s opening meeting very interesting. (AtlantiCare Healthy Schools’ Annual School Garden Kick Off Meeting, held February, 2014) So much, that I decided to piggy back off of one of

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Reporting in: Chelsea Heights School Garden

We’re getting a great jump on things with our gardens here in Chelsea Heights this year. We started tomato, pepper, kale, spinach and various herb seeds for use in the garden using a grow light setup. We will also be growing pinto beans that our students grew as a science project. I’m not sure how much our bean plants will yield, but I read

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Police and Firefighters Lending a Helping Hand

What do a group of 25 firemen and police officers of Atlantic City, NJ do on their days off? They volunteer their time to a growing community project in their city, at the Hamilton Community Garden. On Monday, April 27th there was plenty of power tools and muscle supplied by the Atlantic City Police and Fire Departments at the garden site. With great enthusiasm

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