Green Top Stories

April 20, 2019

Edison, NJ - Plant Nite will be held at the Quaker Steak and Lube on April 30, at 7:30p.m. The event is open to those ages 21 and up. Attendees will be led by growers and recieve step by step instructions to grow a mini Zen garden, succulent arrangement, or tiny terrarium. No experience is ...

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Edison, NJ - The 17th annual NJ Flower and Garden Show will be held at the NJ Convention and Expo Center on April 25 ( 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.) , April 26 ( 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.), April 27 (10 a.m. to 8 p.m.), and April 28 (10 a.m. to 6 p.m.).  The show, which attracts thousands every year,  is New Jersey’s ...

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Edison, NJ - The Terra Nova Garden Club of Edison is offering a scholarship to a senior who is planning to attend college in the Fall. According to the organization, it hopes that the scholarship will “encourage and help students who wish to protect and preserve the beauty of our ...

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Nothing is more frustrating than investing time, money and energy in planting and growing tomatoes only to watch them succumb to disease.  We can’t change the weather conditions that support disease problems, but we can tweak our growing strategies to reduce this risk. Select and grow the most ...

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Edison, NJ – Since Aldi’s grand opening nearly two years ago in Hackensack, regular shoppers have become familiar with the discount grocery chain’s efforts to be as eco-conscious as possible. Its 17,000-square foot Main Street building was created using recycled materials and LED lights. Inside ...

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TRENTON, NJ - When the New Jersey Clean Communities Council (NJCCC) learned the findings of a comprehensive report showed litter along streets and highways has been reduced by 53 percent over the past 13 years, the obvious question was: What about the other 47 percent? That is why the NJCCC has ...

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Edison, NJ - The New Jersey Mineral, Fossil, Gem and Jewelry Show, presented by Eons Expos is being held at the NJ Convention and Exposition Center.   The show runs from noon to 8:00 p.m through April 5, and from 10:00 a.m to 6:00 p.m. on April 6 and 7. The show, an annual favorite, drew 17,216 ...

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EARTH CENTER, SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - Protecting the environment sounds like hard work, but there is something you can do right now in your own home! Composting not only cuts down on trash, it also improves your soil so you can grow flowers, vegetables and more. All you need to get started are a ...

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PENNINGTON, NJ - The Watershed Institute applauds Gov. Phil Murphy for signing into law today the Flood Defense Act, which passed the Legislature earlier this year.  This vital legislation gives local governments an important new tool to combat flooding and water pollution that damages our streams, ...

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Edison, NJ - Spring has finally arrived! The mercury in that old thermometer is slowly starting to rise, giving us warmer days, and with the recent setting of our clocks forward by one hour, longer days.  According to The Old Farmers Almanac, the spring equinox starts on Wednesday, March 20, at ...

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Trenton, NJ -  Legislation sponsored by Senator Patrick J. Diegnan, Jr., which would require railroad operators to remove obstructive vegetation near railroad crossings, was released from  the Senate Transportation Committee on Monday, by a vote of 5-0. “We cannot allow for vegetation to impede ...

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Keep your flower vases filled all summer long with beautiful blossoms picked right from your own garden and containers. Growing seeds, plants and tender bulbs that can double as cut flowers makes it easy to create casual, fresh-cut bouquets for your dinner table, guest room or to share with family ...

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A pair of American Eagles tend to their nest atop an 80-foot Sycamore tree at Duke Farms in Hillsborough, days away from the hatching of two eggs, while the courtship season has begun for a female peregrine falcon nesting on the roof of the historic 17-story Union County Courthouse in downtown ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Assembly Environment and Solid Waste Committee Chairperson Nancy Pinkin issued the following statement Monday on the release of her bill (A-3770) out of committee, which would require all New Jersey State buildings to source, separate, and recycle any aluminum, corrugated cardboard, ...

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Edison, NJ - On Monday, dozens of residents gathered at a public meeting organized by a group opposed to Edison Mayor Thomas Lankey’s proposed 40 year lease of Edison’s sewer and water systems to Suez North America, a Paramus-based water and wastewater company The meeting primarily focused on a ...

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It’s time to break out the seeds and potting mix to start your garden plants indoors.  It’s a great way to keep your green thumb in shape over winter. Plus, you’ll save money, increase your variety of plants and jump start the growing season when you start seeds under LED grow lights.  Indoor ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ -  - Free tree seedlings will be available to East Brunswick residents and non-residents in the month of April as part of the New Jersey Tree Recovery Campaign. This program helps communities replace trees damaged or destroyed by Superstorm Sandy.   From 9 am to 12 pm on ...

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Edison, NJ - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is conducting its 5th Five-Year Review of the KinBuc Landfill Superfund Site located in the Edison Township.   According to the EPA, this review will seek to confirm that the cleanup conducted at the site continues to be protective of ...

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Edison, NJ - A winter storm dropped over four inches of snow last night as residents dig out and prepare for another storm tomorrow. The storm that is coming Sunday into Monday is going to be stronger than the one that just came through. The wintery weather was a frank reminder that winter is ...

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Dahlias have been a fixture in summer flower gardens for generations. But it may be time to update your idea of dahlias! With hundreds of varieties to choose from in a fabulous array of colors, shapes and flower sizes, it is no surprise the National Garden Bureau has declared 2019 the Year of the ...

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EDISON, NJ - Assemblywoman Nancy Pinkin (D-Middlesex), joined by Assembly members Valerie Vainieri Huttle (D-Bergen), and Carol Murphy (D-Burlington), and James Kennedy (D-Union), sponsored two resolutions aimed at protecting New Jersey’s critically important environment health against the negative ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Across New Jersey, Rutgers University has more than 24 properties and campuses, and on those lands people have recorded more than 1,600 animals, insects, plants and other life forms. “I don’t know of any other university that has a growing species list on such a large scale ...

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Look! Up in the Sky, it’s a Bird, it’s a Plane, No, it’s SUPERMOON! MORRISTOWN, NJ – All right, get ready for the Supermoon Trifecta! Tuesday’s moonrise will be the third straight month with full supermoons. The first was on Jan. 20, when the supermoon coincided with a total lunar eclipse, also ...

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Edison, NJ – The Terra Nova Garden Club will hosting a lecture on strategies to deter deer from browsing in your garden on February 27, 2019.  The lecture, which will be held at the North Edison Public Library, will begin at 6:30 p.m. The deer population in Edison has grown. In January ...

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DAVIDSON'S MILL POND PARK, SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - Calling all birdwatchers- or anyone who wants to explore the great outdoors. The Rutgers Master Gardeners of Middlesex County invite residents of all ages to join the “Great Backyard Bird Count.” This free event will take place on Saturday, Feb.

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Consider giving your valentine something different this year. Select an indoor plant with heart shaped leaves or flowers. Anthuriums are an easy-to-grow, low maintenance, long-blooming indoor plant. The red, pink or white heart shaped flowers rise above glossy green ...

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EDISON, NJ-  The Edison School District is getting greener, in large part due to the efforts of one high school junior.  Meher Bhatia, a student at John P. Stevens High School, is credited for bringing a major change to the district’s lunch system - a switch from polystyrene foam, often referred to ...

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Brighten your indoor décor with plants that bloom. Whether growing traditional favorites, flowering tropical plants, or annuals moved inside for winter; their colorful flowers are sure to elicit smiles and months of enjoyment. Just provide the right growing conditions and sufficient light and you ...

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Impress your guests with a garden, container and dinner table filled with tasty and colorful winning tomato varieties. Small-fruited varieties are perfect for salads and snacking and those with larger fruit ideal for slicing, canning and sauces. These winning tomatoes were tested nationally ...

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EDISON, NJ –Laura Holborow, from John P. Stevens High School, is selling tickets to Bill Boesenberg’s Large Reptile Show, to be held at the John P. Stevens Auditorium on February 2. Doors open at 12:30 p.m. and the show starts at 1:00 p.m. The event serves as a fundraiser for the school’s ...

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