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Wednesday, 02 May 2012 07:43

Welcome to The Animal Rescue Site $300,000 Shelter+ Challenge of 2012 — with Petfinder.com.
Vote for Your Favorite Animal Shelter:
TheAnimalrescuesite.com is sponsoring this challenge to help animal shelters:
With your help to vote and spread the word, your favorite elegible Petfinder.com rescue could win one of 68 grant prizes in our spring voting round! The grand prize is a $5,000 grant. The photo contests have $2,000 grant prizes. And 53 regional (State, Canadian, or International) grant prizes of $1,000 are up for grabs - no organization can win two in a row this year.

Vote daily, & tell your friends - 68 prizes!
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Last Updated on Wednesday, 02 May 2012 07:54
Jersey City's 5th Sustainable Cities Conference PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 05 April 2012 17:50

The event will be held May 1st.
This year the conference will focus on the environmental challenges and victories Jersey City has encountered over the past few years. It will explore innovative ways to address resilient and affordable solutions to maintaining healthy waters through building green infrastructure, and it will also celebrate Jersey City’s environmental justice victories using the legal system to reclaim contaminated land for public, open space. We are also honored to announce that joining us this year will be Irene Kropp, the NJ DEP Deputy Commissioner, as our keynote speaker. Join us as we share, learn, and celebrate defining a sustainable future for Jersey City and all our communities.
To register use this link:
Register for the Sustainable Cities Conference

Last Updated on Friday, 13 April 2012 10:03
Bee Keeping in NJ Class PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 28 February 2012 07:45

This info is courtesy of Bethe Schwartz...(thanks Bethe!)

Bee Keeping Class for NJ

Part 1 – Beginner Beekeeping Series – Is Beekeeping for You?

Perhaps you would like to harvest honey or beeswax, pollinate your plantings, help the plight of the honey bee, or experience the pure satisfaction and pleasure of raising bees. NOW is your chance to order bees for the season. The Beginner Beekeeping Series is led by local beekeeper, Debbie Demmer. Through research, innovation, experimentation, observation, and care, Debbie has become a beekeeper of happy, healthy bees. She pursues bio-dynamic, chemical-free beekeeping and is currently developing an all-natural line of skin and hair care products. Her teaching is thought provoking, practical and fun. Is Beekeeping for You? is the first class of the Beginner Beekeeping Series. Attendees of this class will have the opportunity to explore the following:

  • - Where do I get beekeeping equipment and what options are available?
  • - What type of hive equipment suits me best?
  • - How do I get bees and what options are available?
  • - What are the first year costs and how can I save money?
  • - Where should I locate my bees?

When: Monday, March 5th, 2012 from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm.
Where: All classes will be held at the NOFA-NJ Headquarters at 334 River
Road, Hillsborough, NJ 08844.

This is an introductory class preceding 5 additional hands-on experiential learning classes that will feature some wonderful additional speakers. Register for "Is Beekeeping for You?" at NOFA-NJ's website.

Register for is Beekeeping for You link

Hope to see you there!

Last Updated on Tuesday, 28 February 2012 17:34
NY Botanical Garden PDF Print E-mail
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Sunday, 16 October 2011 07:38

It's that time again at the NY Botanical Garden. Located in the Bronx and accessible by Metro North, it's well worth the trip.

Autumn's splendor comes alive with magnificent fall-flowering plants from Japan. Immerse yourself in the celebration of Japanese culture with enchanting traditional dance and music, intricate kiku, and much more. Internationally renowned artist and ikebana master Tetsunori Kawana creates a dazzling sculpture composed of reclaimed materials such as branches, vines, and stumps from the Garden's grounds. Come back to view kiku on display beginning October 5. Don't miss these magnificent Japanese chrysanthemums trained to grow in a mesmerizing variety of shapes and styles.


Kiku is the traditional art of training Japanese chrysanthemums into a series of beautiful, intricate forms and displays. Many examples of this mesmerizing floral art form are on display now in the historic Enid A. Haupt Conservatory, including two ozukuri and a blooming bridge over a serene reflecting pool.

As you enter Fall Flowers of Japan through the Conservatory's Palm Dome, you will be greeted by an installation by world-renowned ikenbana master Tetsunori Kawana. The sculpture--created with salvaged branches, twigs, vines, stumps, and roots from the grounds of the Botanical Garden in the days following tropical storms Irene and Lee--is entitled Tanjou or "rebirth."

Last Updated on Sunday, 16 October 2011 07:54
October in Jersey City PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 07 October 2011 09:27

Letting you know the City is hosting a Community Garden Tour of all of Jersey City's finest gardens. The tour is on October 23rd and starts at 11 am at the Riverview Community Garden where a van will take you to five other gardens. The list so far is Brunswick St Garden, Sgt Anthony Garden, Enos Jones Garden, City Hall Childrens garden, and the Storms Ave Garden. Bike JC will also be running a bike tour to compliment the van tour. If you're interested please email and I can have your spot reserved.

Additionally, the City in partnership with the Jersey City Independent is hosting the first ever Amateur garden competition for all you front/back/rooftop gardeners. You must submit 3 photos and a minimum of 100 words about why your garden is the bees knees. This can also be submitted to me or Emily the JCI garden blogger by email no later than Oct 15. Awards and winners will be announced at the Riverview Farmers Market on October 23rd.

Special thanks to the Riverview Farmers Market for hosting both inaugural events! And if you haven't checked out that market yet you should! Every sunday from 9-3!

Bethe Schwarz and Tanya M
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