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THE CLIMATE CRISIS IS HERE: PRODUCING YOUR OWN VEGGIES CAN HELP (GARDENING FOR LIFE)

by Jose German-Gomez

By Jose German Let’s stop pretending we can ignore the climate crisis. The signs of climate change have been multiplying for decades. We are already immersed in the crisis. Temperatures never before seen are happening in the West and Midwest. The devastation is affecting our primary sources of food.  California provides 13.52% of the food […]

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New Community Garden in Kinnelon

by Jose German-Gomez

Sophia A. is a freshman at Kinnelon High School. She is currently working on finishing her Silver Award project with the Kinnelon Girls Scouts. Sophia used an abandoned school courtyard to create a garden at Pearl R Miller (PRM) Middle School with the hope that it can evolve into a garden club in the upcoming […]

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Favorite flowers, season by season

by Jose German-Gomez

By Jose German In my years as a gardener, I have learned the importance of the seasonal gardening cycle. Early on I adopted the approach of working with rather than against nature. Don’t waste time and resources with plants that are not appropriate for your location. Plants, like humans, have differing needs, and requirements for […]

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A century and half of Montclair gardening pioneers

by Jose German-Gomez

By Jose German Montclair has a gardening tradition dating back to the early days of its incorporation in 1868. The natural landscape of the town already seemed paradisical to many New York families who chose Montclair as a refuge from the smells, crowds, and noise of Manhattan. Many bucolic late 19th century Montclair scenes are […]

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Nutrition & Cooking Demo – Webinar Recipe

by Webmaster

Red Beans and Rice with Collard Greens 3 servings Source: 21-Day Weight Loss Kickstart by Neal Barnard, MD; recipe by Jason Wyrick of the Vegan Culinary Experience A New Orleans staple, this recipe incorporates the nutrients and texture of collard greens. About the Recipe 263 Calories · 13 g Protein · 10 g Fiber Dinner […]

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The Secret of a Green Thumb

by Jose German-Gomez

By Jose German If you are one those people who say, “Every plant I touch dies,” stop blaming yourself! Having a green thumb is often as having mystical powers when it comes to plant care. People blessed with green thumbs seem to have a magic wand that makes plants thrive. The opposite of a green […]

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Small Steps, Big Help for the Environment (Gardening for Life)

by Jose German-Gomez

By Jose German Recalling the phrase, “We do not have a Planet B,” we must act to protect our home. Each of us has an important role in maintaining the environment in a safe balance that allows us to secure our own existence. As members of this community, each individual in Montclair has a duty […]

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Gardening For Life – Vegetable Gardening

by Jose German-Gomez

GARDENING FOR LIFE WEBINAR –    WHAT AND WHEN TO PLANT IN YOUR GARDEN: As spring progresses, the month of May brings more greens. May’s typical harvest includes the following: Arugula, May through September Asparagus, May and June Chard, May through November Sugar Snap Peas, May and June Green Onions/Scallions, May through September Lettuce, May […]

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Gardening for Wildlife: Resources & Plant List

by NEEC Contributor

By David Wasmuth, Updated: March 20, 2021  Books “Nature’s Best Hope” by Douglas Tallamy “The Living Landscape” by Rick Darke and Douglas Tallamy “Bringing Nature Home” by Douglas Tallamy “The Garden Revolution: How Our Landscapes Can Be a Source of Environmental Change” by Larry Weaver. Douglas Tallamy has been an inspiring pioneer in recognizing the […]

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Planting the seeds of the future

by Jose German-Gomez

By Jose German This year will be remembered forever. The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic transformed the world where we used to live. The virus not only changed our way of life but also took the lives of millions and left millions more with long-term health conditions and mental trauma. This pandemic is something none […]

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