1/25/13 Volume XLVI, No. 4
When President Obama referred to “our national treasure” during his inauguration speech, he wasn’t talking about the gold in Fort Knox.
He was referring to something far more precious, something “green” rather than gold: “our forests and waterways, our croplands and snowcapped peaks.”
In addition to providing clean water and air and fresh food, these open lands play a crucial role in mitigating the impacts of global climate . . .
1/18/13 Volume XLVI, No. 3
Humans weren’t the only ones shaken up when Superstorm Sandy tore through New Jersey last fall. Wind, waves and storm surge re-sculpted much of the state’s coastline, with potentially disastrous consequences for two of our state’s iconic critters: horseshoe crabs and the Red Knot sandpipers whose lives depend on them.
The Red Knot is the ultra-marathoner of shore birds, migrating each spring from one end of the Earth to the other, from its winter home in Tierra del . . .
1/11/13 Volume XLVI, No. 2
For an area with little good news since Superstorm Sandy, it was a symbolic victory this week when the beach town of Belmar drove in the first piling to reconstruct its boardwalk. Governor Christie was on site, along with TV network news cameras.
It’s the start of a massive effort to get the Belmar boardwalk rebuilt in time for Memorial Day, and a clear signal that the Jersey Shore is down but not out.
Belmar should be cheered for its can-do spirit … as well as . . .
1/4/13 Volume XLVI, No. 1
January is named for Janus, the ancient Roman god of beginnings and transitions. Just as the two-faced Janus looks ahead as well as behind, so can gardeners, farmers and food lovers … to the beginning of a new growing season. It’s not that far away!
One great way to look ahead to spring is by attending the annual Food & Agriculture Winter Conference on January 25-27, sponsored by the Northeast Organic Farming Association of New Jersey, or NOFA-NJ for . . .