New Brunswick Beekeepers Abuzz Over Proposed State Rules

January 15, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The city’s beekeepers have been pushing back against a set of rules proposed by the state Department of Agriculture, which they worry could force many of them ​to get a new hobby or business.

The proposals would strictly regulate everything to do with beekeeping and set up fees, waiver applications, setback requirement and zoning laws.

The state agriculture ...

New Brunswick Expands Solar Panel Projects, Adds New Green Tech

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - For the past several years, the city has been pushing for a green approach to urban living, with the goal of lowering New Brunswick’s eco-footprint and electric bill.

In December 2017, the city council voted to expand a solar panel project that’s been in the works since 2009.

Under this project, solar panels are​ used for generating electricity for ...

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Northeast Organic Farmers Coming Together at Rutgers This January

January 17, 2018

More than 50 workshops on food, farming, and gardening will be offered at the Northeast Organic Farming Association of New Jersey (NOFA-NJ) Winter Conference at the Rutgers University Douglass Student Center, 100 George Street, New Brunswick.

The sessions run Jan. 27 and 27, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. They'll include five tracks: crops, livestock, gardening, policy and urban ...