Keeping it Fresh from the Garden to the Table

August 16, 2017

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - You spent the summer weeding, watering and tending to your vegetable garden. Now all your effort has paid off with a bountiful harvest.  Maximize the flavor and nutritional value of your homegrown vegetables with proper harvesting and storage.

For the freshest flavor, always prepare and serve vegetables immediately after harvest. But let's face it, most of us ...

NJ Not In The Dark Historically For Aug. 21 Eclipse

MONTVILLE, NJ – The United States will be experiencing a solar eclipse on Monday, Aug. 21, which New Jerseyans can view partially– if the weather cooperates.

If you lived in one of the 14 states the eclipse is crossing with its 70-mile wide path, you’d be all set.

But if you utilize safety glasses to view the event between 1:23 p.m. and 4:00 p.m., and most especially at ...

Union Community Garden Benefits from Eagle Scout Project

UNION, NJ – When gardeners at Union’s Community Garden need a break after tending to their plants or flowers, they now have a spot to relax and even catch up on some gardening news.

For his Eagle Scout project, Roman Mioduszewski built a garden library for the Union Community Garden, now tucked away in a shady corner of the garden.

Mioduszewski, 17, said he contacted the ...

Enjoy an Attractive and Convenient Composting Station

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Make recycling green debris into compost convenient and attractive. Create a space you and your neighbors will appreciate. And locate composting in a convenient area that is easy to access and manage, so you are more likely to do it.

You’ll quickly recoup your initial investment of time and money.  Spend less time hauling the materials to the recycling center ...

Community Garden Work Party Set for Aug. 12

UNION, NJ – The Community Garden will be hosting their next monthly work party on Saturday, August 12.

Those volunteering do not have to be leasing a bed to join. All are welcomed. Kids are welcome to come and help out, but very little ones should be supervised.

Date : Saturday August 12th
Time : 10 am – 2 pm
Location : Eleanor R. Erikson Park, off Liberty Ave.
Food : Please ...

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Share Your Love of Gardening with the Union County Community

August 10, 2017

Have you ever wanted to take your gardening hobby to the next level? Here is your chance. The Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Union County will train and certify you as part of their Master Gardener Program. Refine your gardening skills and channel your inner green thumb by applying for this program by Aug. 31.

“If you are looking for expert guidance on community, school, and home ...