Green

December 1, 2018

Gardeners know the benefits of digging in the soil. It elevates a person’s mood, improves mental and physical well-being and the outcome is always good – added beauty or tasty nutritional food.  But many of us are stuck indoors for the winter, have a lack of space to garden outdoors or just can’t ...

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Trenton, NJ -  A bill paving  the way for  the entry of New Jersey farmers into the commercial hemp market, co-authored by Assemblywoman Nancy Pinkin (D-Middlesex), is now law. The new law establishes an industrial hemp license for planting, growing, harvesting, possessing and selling industrial ...

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NEW JERSEY — This won’t be a typical Thanksgiving weather-wise as New Jersey braces for record cold temperatures starting Wednesday and extending into Friday. AAA Northeast urges motorists to make sure their car is ready to start and run in the extreme cold we’ll be facing in the coming ...

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It’s a jungle in there. Every window, surface and brightly lit corner is filled with decorative or edible greenery.  There is no doubt what to gift this person for the holidays. More of the same. A lack of outdoor growing space, limited growing seasons, and time constraints have many people ...

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EDISON, NJ- The National Weather Service has issued the following advisory for the Edison area: Mixed precipitation is expected. Total snow accumulations of 1 to 3 inches and ice accumulations up to one tenth of an inch expected. Mixed precipitation is expected from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m Thursday ...

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Make gift giving easy with unique green gifts that provide weeks and in some cases months and years of beauty. Plus, gifting easy-care blooming plants is an experiential gift that’s ideal for everyone, especially that person on your list who has everything. Gardeners as well as practical family ...

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Edison, NJ -  Edison voters appear to have narrowly rejected a ballot initiative to approve the proposed renewal of the Open Space Trust Fund.  According to unofficial results released by the Middlesex County Clerk’s office, the ballot question failed by a vote of 8,374 (51%) to 8,014 (49%).  The ...

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Edison, NJ - The Community Collaborative Rain, Hail, and Snow Network (CoCoRaHS) is looking for volunteer weather observers in Edison and surrounding areas. CoCoRaHS is a nationwide volunteer precipitation-observing network with over 15,000 active observers in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, Canada, ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ –  The Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Middlesex County at the EARTH Center will be offering classes as part of the Rutgers Environmental Stewards Program.  The 2019 course begins on January 23 and meets every Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. through June 2019. Classes ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - The South Plainfield Recycling Center has a new addition thanks to Lesly Mayta, who built a greenhouse made entirely out of two-liter bottles for her Girl Scout Silver Award, which is the second highest award Girl Scout Cadettes can earn.  The project was based on the mantra, ...

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EDISON, NJ --  Junior Kindergarteners at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison explored the five senses in a garden setting as the fall season commences.  The educational experience incorporated the five senses - feel, smell, hearing, vision, and taste - in a garden atmosphere.  Students used ...

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The pantry is full of fall favorites like squash, onions and potatoes, but busy schedules may have you finding a few things growing in the back of your cupboard. With little effort and a pinch of creativity you can grow these into a very imaginative indoor garden.   Kids and adults love to watch ...

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EDISON, NJ -- The Class of 2024 at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison enjoyed a four-day trip to Frost Valley in Claryville, New York  last week. The sixth graders were accompanied by chaperones Tanda Tucker of Bernardsville, Andrea Barnett of Morganville, Dina Congregane of Scotch Plains and ...

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Celebrate the National Garden Bureau’s Year of the Tulip in a big way by planting double flowered tulip varieties this fall for a showy display next spring. Flower arrangers love the big bold blossoms that resemble peonies and you’ll love their impressive blooms in your garden and ...

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Create a colorful and fragrant fall finale in your garden with groundcovers and vines. Blanket the earth with hardy groundcovers that add seasonal interest. Then direct your eye skyward with vines climbing on trellises, fences and arbors. Add a cloud of fragrant beauty with the white flowers of ...

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TRENTON,NJ – Assembly Environment and Solid Waste Committee Chairperson Nancy Pinkin (D-Middlesex) issued the following statement Monday on the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities’ unanimous vote to open up an application window for 1,100 megawatts of offshore wind capacity, the largest ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Daffodils have a cheery presence in the spring garden and are a surefire way to chase away the winter blues. These fall-planted bulbs are also reliable perennials that require no maintenance and are not bothered by deer or other pests. The National Garden Bureau declared 2017 ...

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Trenton, NJ -  Assemblywoman Yvonne Lopez  has been named as the Assembly Environment and Solid Waste Committee Vice-chairwoman. The committee focuses on the protection of the natural and historic resources in the state, as well as the management of waste disposal and recycling.  Among other ...

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Edison, NJ -  The Middlesex County Board of Chosen Freeholders has organized an Electronics Recycling Program. This one-day-only drop-off event will be held on Saturday, September 29th from 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM.  The event will take place at Papaianni Park, by the Edison Municipal Building, 100 ...

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The Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Middlesex County is offering both daytime and evening sessions of its Master Gardener classes. Orientation (attendance is optional) will be on Thursday, Sept. 6 at 6:30 p.m. for Thursday evening classes and Friday, Sept. 7 at 9:30 a.m. for Friday morning ...

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TOMS RIVER, NJ – The Assembly Environment and Solid Waste Committee met jointly with the Senate Environment and Energy Committee on Thursday at the Toms River Municipal Complex Building to discuss single-use plastics and plastic waste, the harmful effects they have on the environment and how New ...

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EARTH CENTER, SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ-  Middlesex County students in grades 3 through 6 can register for “Eco-Ventures at the EARTH Center.”  Between Aug. 27 and August 31, the EARTH Center will be conducting a week-long exploratory program. Local children will celebrate the end of summer and learn a ...

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TRENTON, NJ  - Legislation sponsored by Senator Christopher "Kip" Bateman (R-Somerset, Hunterdon, Middlesex, Mercer) appropriating $9.703 million from corporate business tax revenue to the NJ DEP for state capital and park development, preservation, conservation, and recreation projects has been ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ – The Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Middlesex County’s Open House and Folk Fest will be held Saturday, August 18 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the EARTH Center located in Davidson's Mill Pond Park at 42 Riva Ave. in South Brunswick. The rain date is August 19. According to ...

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EDISON, NJ -  The Tzu Chi Foundation of Central New Jersey, based in Edison, has won the N.J. Clean Communities Council's 2018 Award for Volunteerism.  “Volunteers from Tzu Chi’s Edison Chapter have conducted monthly cleanups at man-made Lake Papaianni, in a 15-acre municipal park near the Edison ...

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EDISON, NJ - The state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has awarded Edison a $166,404 “Clean Communities” grant for 2018, making the township one of New Jersey's ten largest municipal recipients of funds for environmental clean ups and education projects. “We are grateful for the ...

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