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Natural Pain Relief is as Close as Your Garden

July 11, 2018

Busy schedules, over indulging, and strenuous summer activities can lead to sore muscles, indigestion and headaches. When searching for pain relief, look no further than your own garden or your local farmer’s market. These five foods fresh from the garden – or pot – are packed with super pain-relieving and anti-inflammatory power.

Mint
Infuse mint into your tea or ice water ...

Summer Care for Perennial Gardens

Keep your perennial gardens looking their best throughout the hot summer months with a bit of midsummer grooming and care. Investing time midseason means you’ll be enjoying beautiful gardens now through the end of the growing season.

Start by deadheading, removing faded flowers, to improve the plants’ overall appearance. It won’t extend bloom time on all perennials, but will ...

Organic Prevention and Management of Powdery Mildew on Plants

Spots and patches of white or gray talcum powder-like substance on your plant means powdery mildew infected your plant. This is one of the most widespread fungal diseases and attacks a wide range of plants. You may see mildew on a variety of trees, shrubs, flowers, vegetables and lawn grasses. Don’t despair—you can reduce the risk of this disease with proper plant selection, ...

Harvesting, Storing and Preserving Herbs from the Garden

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Enjoy herbs all year round. Harvest herbs now for garden-fresh meals and preserve a few for the winter ahead.

Snip a few leaves or leaf-covered stems as needed. For the same intensity of flavor, you generally need two to three times more fresh herbs than dried except for Rosemary which has an equally strong flavor fresh or dried. Continue harvesting herbs as needed ...

Things to do in Plainfield This Weekend: June 8-10

PLAINFIELD, NJ - Looking for something to do this weekend in Plainfield?  Here’s a rundown of what’s on TAP!

Donations are now being collected for victims of Guatemala's Volcano of Fire.  Towels, blankets/bed sheets, and clothes, and new/unused items such as diapers and toiletries, can be dropped off at Angels for Action, 209 West Second Street, Thursday and ...

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Union County Park Contributes “Natural Fireworks” to Holiday Festivities

July 6, 2018

Union County’s Cedar Brook Park in Plainfield celebrated Independence Day in its own fashion, with a natural display of colorful native flowers around the shoreline of Cedar Brook Lake.

The flowering plants and shrubs are part of a restoration project aimed at improving wildlife habitats in County parks.

“We have been restoring landscapes and gardens in Union County parks to ...