Tree Talk

The Underworld. Forests are much more humanistic than we ever thought. There is an underground world right below our feet. Trees actually speak to one another in a way that humans can understand. Ecologists like Suzanne Simard have studied forestry for more than two decades. Simard hoped her unbelievable discovery would change how we would […]

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The Humane Garden: Free Event

THE HUMANE GARDEN: CULTIVATING COMPASSION FOR ALL CREATURES A non-profit organization, “Plants For Peace” is hosting a FREE event at Monmouth University that is open to the public! The guest speaker will be Nancy Lawson! She is the author of, The Humane Gardener: Nurturing a Backyard Habitat for Wildlife and a columnist for All Animals magazine. ABOUT NANCY LAWSON: […]

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Meet Our Crew

Renee Mongiovi: Founder & Owner of Oasis Backyard Farms. I was introduced to vegetable gardening as a child and back then it was more of a necessity for our family, but I loved it! As I continued to garden into my adult years, gardening became both a wonderful hobby and a way to help others learn more about the benefits of healthy […]

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Day 4: Butterflies

The Butterfly Effect – the idea that small things can have a non-linear impact on a complex system Butterflies teach us to expect the unexpected. By understanding that our eco-systems, our social systems and our economic systems are interconnected, we can foresee and hope to avoid detrimental actions that can impact our long-term presence on […]

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Day 3: Honeybees

Bug Week: Bees Bees are facing a serious threat…this is not news. Since 2006, Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) has disrupted thousands of bee colonies in the country. Pollinators contribute to about $24 billion dollars to the U.S economy while Honeybees account for more than $15 billion dollars through their vital roles in our environment and […]

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Day 2: Beneficial Bugs

Let beneficial bugs do your dirty work! Not all insects are pests. Eliminate and control garden pests with knowing their natural biological enemies! Attracting beneficial bugs play an important role in our eco-system, especially in the garden. Lady Bugs The amazing ladybug kills and fights off some of the largest pests in our garden! This […]

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Day 1: Garden Pests

CRITTERS Not all pests are insects! There is a way to tell whether the cause of your problem has 4 feet or 100 feet! It is a dead giveaway by looking thoroughly at the leaves. Deer: These guys have tiny bottom teeth but none on top! They will leave behind jagged edges on stems and […]

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