Category Archives: Food & Food Systems

Sustainable Jersey: In a zombie apocalypse, it’s good to know where your food comes from

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The John P. Stevens High School Greenhouse opens a world of opportunities in Edison.   Laura Holborow begins the food science unit in the biology class she teaches at John P. Stevens High School the same way, by asking, “Where … Continue reading

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Jersey Give Back Guide: Foodshed Alliance

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From Thanksgiving to New Year’s, we are highlighting each of the organizations featured in the Jersey Give-Back Guide, an online giving gadget that takes the guesswork out of year-end giving. Foodshed Alliance Connect Website: http://foodshedalliance.org Twitter: @FoodshedNJ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/foodshedalliance/ What they do: The … Continue reading

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Go Behind the Scenes at Grow It Green Morristown’s Urban Farm

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  Grow It Green Morristown is taking over our Instagram for the latest installment of #dodgetakeover to show you a week in the life of urban farmers and educators at its Urban Farm, New Jersey’s largest school garden. Learn about … Continue reading

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City Green Takes Over Dodge’s Instagram Account

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It’s 10 a.m. on the Monday after the July Fourth holiday and City Green’s Learning Farm in Clifton is buzzing with activity. Growing Strong summer interns are in the field washing cucumbers and zucchini to be sold this week at City … Continue reading

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Jersey Give Back Guide: NOFA-NJ

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Throughout December, we are highlighting each of the organizations featured in our Jersey Give-Back Guide, an online portal for year-end giving that makes it easy to donate to some of New Jersey’s most effective nonprofits. Today we feature NOFA-NJ Organization name: Northeast … Continue reading

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Jersey Give Back Guide: Isles

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Throughout December, we are highlighting each of the organizations featured in our Jersey Give-Back Guide, an online portal for year-end giving that makes it easy to donate to some of New Jersey’s most effective nonprofits. Today we feature Isles. Organization name: Isles, Inc. … Continue reading

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A Jersey Give Back Guide #GivingTuesday Challenge Grant

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You survived Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday. Now it’s time to give back! #GivingTuesday is here! In honor of this global day dedicated to celebrating generosity and giving back, the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation and Victoria Foundation … Continue reading

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Keeping Farms and Sustainable Fare in the Garden State

Posted on by Donna Drewes, Sustainable Jersey

Sustainable Jersey hosts farm-to-table dinner on July 31 For me, summer is tomatoes straight from my garden, peaches from Terhune Orchards and Flying Fish’s seasonal Farmhouse Summer Ale. Although some outsiders may scoff at our license plates that hail New … Continue reading

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Dodge Green Roof Garden: It’s a cucumber bonanza! Plus, an easy pepper frittata recipe

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It’s peak cucumber season here at the Dodge Green Roof Garden. It seems like yesterday we planted the cucumber seedlings in our bins. We watched their vines creep to fill our containers so bountifully we had to erect a trellis … Continue reading

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Dodge’s Green Roof Garden: Peppers are the first vegetables of the season to pop

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Dodge’s Green Roof Garden is really taking off thanks to the blast of heat and a few rainy days we experienced in late spring. The peppers were the first fruits to pop. We have at least two full-size Italian frying … Continue reading

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What’s growing in Dodge’s Green Roof Garden?

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After a bitter cold and seemingly endless winter, the Dodge Foundation’s green roof is starting to bloom. Several Dodge employees got their hands dirty about two weeks ago and planted vegetables, herbs and flowers in the eight planters on our … Continue reading

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New Farmers: Challenges in Accessing Knowledge, Land, and Financing

Posted on by Alison Hastings, Manager, Office of Strategic Partnerships, Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission

Later this summer, the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC) will host a meeting on Beginning Farmers’ access to land and financing and publish an overview of financial and technical assistance resources. This meeting and summary document follow-up recommendations identified … Continue reading

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Preserving Our Farmlands

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Chefs to serve up a feast for farm to table fundraiser New Jersey’s farmlands are the foundation for a strong agricultural industry and a way of life for generations of farm families. Scenic landscapes of green and productive fields are … Continue reading

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Building a Food Movement Requires People Persons

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Early last week, I was interviewed by a graduate student in NYU’s Masters of Food Studies program. We had a great discussion – she asked very detailed questions about DVRPC’s food system plan and I asked her about her interest … Continue reading

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Waste Not, Want Not: Reducing Food Waste

Posted on by Alison Hastings, Manager, Office of Strategic Partnerships, Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission

This past Sunday, I cleaned out my refrigerator of Thanksgiving leftovers. The cranberry and orange relish had fermented. The cheesecake had absorbed all of the odors of the fridge. The roasted vegetables looked like they had passed on to the … Continue reading

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