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It is not really news that Monarch butterflies are in trouble. Their numbers have been dropping steadily for the last twenty or more years. Last week, (August 2022) the International Union for the Conservation of Nature put the Monarch on their red list of species that are endangered. This holds no legal protections or incentives to help the Monarch, but it shows that scientists are justifiably worried.
Beginning on May 4, 2022, New Jersey will ban single-use plastic bags, as well as paper bags at large grocery stores. Back in November 2020, the bill to ban bags was signed into law, but allowed for an 18-month grace period to give stores and consumers to time to prepare.
Large grocery stores, such as Shop-Rite, Acme, and Trader Joe’s, will no longer be allowed to offer you paper bags! However, non-grocery and retail stores, like your favorite boutique, will still be able to hand y...
Lots of learning took place in the children's Square Foot Garden.
Our 2021 gardening season began in february while it was still cold outside. Like seasoned gardeners the children planned their gardens on paper, neatly tucking in their favorite vegetables and flowers in square foot plots.
Next we ventured oudoors to build our 1' x1' square foot garden boxes. We discussed how many plants can grow in a square foot. The magic numbers are 1,4,9 and 16. If you plant a tomato, pepper ...