7/29/11 Volume XLIV, No. 30
Many of New Jersey’s early conservationists were spurred by a crisis, like a beloved open space threatened with an airport, coal plant or more sprawl development. Others, like I. Lloyd Gang, came into conservation out of a deep and abiding love for the outdoors. Lloyd Gang passed away in Massachusetts in May, but he left a huge legacy for all New Jerseyans.
Lloyd was born in the city of Passaic and raised in Glen Ridge, Essex County. He majored in French at . . .
7/22/11 Volume XLIV, No. 29
It’s estimated by the U.S. Department of Agriculture that a whopping 34 percent of the average farmer’s production cost comes from controlling agricultural pests. Thankfully, this state we’re in is one of eleven with a special laboratory dedicated to helping farmers and conservation land managers find ways to control pests without using prohibitively costly chemicals that sometimes persist and pollute our soil and water.
The Phillip Alampi Beneficial Insect . . .
7/15/11 Volume XLIV, No. 28
From Native American settlements to the crossroads of the American Revolution, from our nation’s first industrial cities to small farming hamlets, the tides and currents of history have flowed mightily through this state we’re in.
Although historic preservation has traditionally been the smallest component of our voter-approved Garden State Preservation Trust, it is of critical importance. This year, after the latest round of funding approved by the New Jersey Legislature . . .
7/7/11 Volume XLIV, No. 27
Farming is hard work. It’s no surprise that a career in farming isn’t top on the list when young people are asked what they want to be when they grow up. But this state we’re in has produced an exceptional crop of young farmers. For the third year in a row, and the fifth time in the last 11 years, a “National Outstanding Young Farmer” is from New Jersey!
Actual farm work, like planting and harvesting, is hard enough, but factor in the . . .