11/30/12 Volume XLV, No. 46
We New Jerseyans are an enthusiastic bunch when it comes to preserving land.
Thirteen times since 1961, our state’s residents have voted “yes” on Green Acres and farmland preservation ballot questions, making us a national leader. Now it’s time for the Garden State to lead again.
The New Jersey Legislature is about to allocate the last of the remaining funds from the $400 million referendum approved in 2009. Once the final votes are taken and . . .
11/21/12 Volume XLV, No. 45
Now that cold weather is upon us, are you yearning for the fresh produce and local foods you enjoyed all summer at your local farmers market?
The Garden State’s delicate warm-weather crops may be gone, but a growing number of farmers markets are staying open all or part of the winter, offering an amazing variety of cold-season vegetables, artisan cheeses, homemade pickles and preserves, wines, eggs from free-range chickens, baked goods, jellies and jams, locally-raised meats . . .
11/16/12 Volume XLV, No. 44
We like to think of the land under our feet – and our houses – as solid. But that’s just not the case on New Jersey’s ever-shifting barrier islands. I asked Dr. Emile DeVito of New Jersey Conservation Foundation to share his thoughts on our state’s barrier islands.
Barrier islands are interesting geological phenomena, waves of sand that slowly move inland in response to sea level rise. Humans generally like stability and dislike change – and, thus, . . .
11/9/12 Volume XLV, No. 43
“How many times can a man turn his head, pretending he just doesn’t see?”
When Bob Dylan wrote that line in “Blowin’ in the Wind” in 1962, he was asking about peace, war and freedom.
In the wake of Superstorm Sandy, we can ask the same question about climate change. As a society, we’ve been turning our heads for decades and pretending not to see.
At this point, one would have to willfully miss the intensifying cycle of extreme . . .