Tag Archives: Urban Gardening

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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Watching Our Garden Grow

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It’s snowing in New Jersey today, but that’s not keeping us from thinking about and looking forward to another season with our rooftop garden. We’ve got a new item to add to our garden wishlist: What’s that, you ask? A … Continue reading

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The Newest Feature of Our Rooftop Garden?

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Although it will be a few months yet before we can get our hands back into our rooftop garden, we’ve been thinking about ways to improve our operations in 2011. We have a water source on our rooftop that we … Continue reading

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Adventures in Composting

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At Dodge, we have a staff “Green Team” which meets monthly to discuss and improve our green practices. We focus on a variety of areas, including how to green our Poetry Festival, how to choose office supplies, what we can … Continue reading

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Growing a Community in Morristown

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Molly de Aguiar, Program Associate You can probably see that there’s lettuce in the photo above. And perhaps you recognize the kohlrabi on the left, too. In fact, there are 76 pounds of lettuce, spinach, kohlrabi and radishes there – … Continue reading

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Getting Our Hands Dirty

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Molly de Aguiar, Program Associate We’re only weeks away from getting our hands in the dirt and planting our rooftop garden—we’ve already cleaned it up and have starter plants of lettuces, dill and radishes in our kitchen. We’re also working … Continue reading

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The Green Roof: A Year in Pictures

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Molly de Aguiar, Program Associate Tomorrow we’re cleaning up (composting!) the remnants of our garden, and we’ll be talking as a group about the lessons we learned from our first year of urban gardening as well as planning for what … 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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Greenwashing, Green ‘Burbs and Our Garden

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Molly de Aguiar, Program Associate Try this on for size: according to a recent article in the Guardian, “More than 98% of supposedly natural and environmentally friendly products on US supermarket shelves are making potentially false or misleading claims.” Hm. … Continue reading

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Blogging the Green Roof Garden

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Molly de Aguiar, Program Associate Here’s an extra-curricular project we’re excited about at Dodge: our rooftop garden. We planted our containers two weeks ago. We filled them with herbs (sage, rosemary, dill, parsley, cilantro, basil), flowers (zinnias, dahlias, sunflowers), strawberries, … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Laura Aden

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Although it had been 12 years since she visited the city of Paterson, Arts Program Director Laura Aden quickly found out this summer how green it has become, thanks to the tireless efforts of City Green. This is the fourth … Continue reading

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