Earth Day at Home

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, Rutgers Cooperative Extension announces its webinar series “Earth Day at Home”. This series will focus on steps everyone can take to protect the environment. Join us on Mondays at 6:30 p.m. to learn from experts at Rutgers Cooperative Extension. These live, interactive sessions will be 1 hour. To join you need either a computer, tablet, or smartphone with speakers. Every week we will cover small actions that together reduce negative impacts on the environment. Monday, May 11th join us for Home Vegetable Gardening for Food, Fun and Stress Management. We can all do our part to take actions that make our homes more sustainable, from environmentally friendly lawn care, to composting, to reducing plastic waste. These actions, more than ever, start at home.

A Greener Kind of Clean

#ShopLocal and support a healthy environment! McFarlan's Market carries a full line of Mrs. Meyer's Clean Day - a collection of household products made with essential oils from flowers and herbs that smell nice and pack a punch against daily dirt and grime. With scents that are inspired by a midwest backyard garden, and products that are chock-full of plant-derived ingredients and essential oils, we're continuously channeling Thelma Meyer's passion for the environment. As a mother of nine, she was no-nonsense, and had a sensible approach to living a healthy and balanced life. At Mrs. Meyer’s, they have a passion for the environment and also know the importance of being a good neighbor in our home, our community and our world. That’s why they’ve made a commitment to improving the earth one flower, plant and tree at a time through our campaigns, partnerships, volunteering efforts and donations.

Jersey-Friendly Yards

Did you know that you can rethink your lawn, create a Jersey-friendly yard and reduce your environmental impact? NJ native plants help conserve and filter water, provide habitat for native wildlife, protect soil resources, and reduce the costs and environmental impacts associated with fertilizers and pesticides.This year’s Jersey-Friendly Yards conference will be on Saturday, October 19th from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Ocean County College’s Gateway Building in Toms River, New Jersey. There will be two fantastic featured speakers and “choose a workshop” sessions to learn how to put your Jersey-Friendly Yard into practice! Fall is the perfect time to add native plants to your landscape and New Jersey growers will bring a great selection of native plants ready for fall planting.

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