A Promenade of Plantlife
"The garden suggests there might be a place
where we can meet nature halfway."
FRESHEN UP WITH LOCAL FOODS
Buying local produce is better for your health, budget, and impact on the environment. Locally grown produce is able to ripen naturally, and gets picked fresh and in season, which means these foods often have more nutrients. When food travels long distances, it is usually picked before it is ripe and then artificially ripened, and the added transportation also adds more carbon emissions. Even non-certified produce from smaller farms will contain far fewer chemicals and pesticides than those of industrial farms.
The Giving Tree
Recent events have presented many communities with enormous strain on resources. Supporting one another through economic insecurity makes a meaningful impact in people's lives.
If you are fortunate enough to experience excess in your resources and are willing to extend compassion to those in need, please consider directly supporting local not-for-profit organizations that give back to the community.
Release your Green Thumbs
Gardening in The Garden State
We may make efforts to source organic produce and buy local, but there is not substitute for the peace of mind that comes from growing your own food in your own garden. Tending a garden also contributes to improving your own living space, the environment and our planet.
Whether or not you have a yard, you can grow life and nourishment out of your own home with minimal starting costs. Some herbs, fruits & vegetables can even be grown indoors or on balconies and porches. New Jersey has fertile soil and a range of hospitable temperatures for growing plants and foods. Your main job is to make sure the plants have a safe spot in the soil and to add water, and by the end of the season you will be enjoying your harvest.