3/28/11 Volume XLIV, No. 12
For many of us, springtime means starting seeds and preparing to plant. But if you don’t have the space, time or knowledge for farming and gardening, check out community supported agriculture (CSA). CSA farms allow non-gardeners to enjoy bountiful fresh vegetables – and support farming in this state we’re in.
A typical CSA farm offers a limited number of “shares” to the public, based on the farm’s capacity and business plan. You can buy a share . . .
3/18/11 Volume XLIV, No. 11
Star Trek fans will recall that Starfleet’s Prime Directive when encountering an alien civilization was non-interference. But for alien species invading this state we’re in, the opposite is true.
Nearly one-third of New Jersey’s 3,000-plus native plant species are now considered rare. We are losing our native wildlife to invasive flora and fauna of every form from the Old World. On the heels of National Invasive Species Awareness Week, . . .
3/11/11 Volume XLIV, No. 10
When people think of farmland, large swaths of corn or grain likely come to mind. But in the Garden State, farmland means everything from apples to zinnias – and a diverse array of agricultural products that includes delicious cheeses and wines.
If you haven’t been paying attention to New Jersey wines, it may surprise you to know that this state we’re in ranks fifth in the nation for wine production. Our state’s nearly 40 wineries produce about a . . .
3/4/11 Volume XLIV, No. 9
New Jersey’s Green Acres Program celebrates its 50th Anniversary this year. This highly successful program is the longest continuously-running, state-supported open space program in the nation – a testament to the foresight of those who established it and to countless New Jersey voters who voted yes for open space preservation in the face of aggressive development, rising property taxes and a rollercoaster economy.
In the 1950s, this state we’re in . . .