Tag Archives: urban farming

Empowering Kids Through Gardening

Posted on by Samantha Rothman, Co-Founder, Grow It Green Morristown

Over the past three years, Grow it Green Morristown has seen thousands of children come through the gates of the Urban Farm at Lafayette, a ½ acre farm devoted to teaching our community about healthy eating, sustainable agriculture, and community … Continue reading

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Urban Agriculture: Shifting From Oasis to Food System Mainstream?

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Michelle Knapik, Environment Program Director The explosion of interest around urban ag is undeniable. It is little wonder as it serves as a portal to community building, local pride, skill building, the knitting of relationships across perceived cultural and age … Continue reading

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A Social Recipe for Food that Matters

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Michelle Knapik, Environment Program Director Once inside the unassuming entrance of Roberta’s, if you can cast your gaze past the wood fired stove and pizza gurus, let your olfactory senses take in something beyond the sweet aroma of ricotta pancakes … Continue reading

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Have Farm, Will Travel

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Michelle Knapik, Program Director The highly successful, model urban farm owned and operated by Lorraine Gibbons of Garden State Urban Farms (formerly Brick City Urban Farms) at the corner of Washington and Spruce Streets in Newark is in search of … Continue reading

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Knee High in Trenton

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Michelle Knapik, Environment Program Director In mid-July I took my grandmother out for a ride through the rolling hills and farmlands of central Pennsylvania. She was anxious to see if the corn was knee high (by the 4th of July … Continue reading

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Urban Farming and More Green Roof Photos

Posted on by Molly de Aguiar

Molly de Aguiar, Program Associate Did you see the recent article in the New York Times about rooftop gardening and the movement to replace traditional roofs with green roofs? Not only does a green roof offer many environmental benefits, it … Continue reading

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