Entries by Vince Baglivo

Get some green: Enjoy upcoming garden tours throughout the state with excursions from Newark

While Greater Newark Conservancy has created and maintains some of Newark’s most impressive gardens and urban farms, their spring and summer schedule includes trips to visit other gardens in New Jersey of interest to both avid gardeners and those without a “green thumb.” Destinations in the week’s ahead Duke Farms Community Garden Trip Saturday, July 9, 9:00 a.m. […]

Get truly homegrown produce from the Greater Newark Conservancy’s Youth Farm Stands

From kale and collards to tomatoes, strawberries and more, Greater Newark Conservancy’s Youth Farm Stands are the city’s source for “Newark Fresh” produce grown in season on the Conservancy’s Court Street and Hawthorne Avenue urban farms. Now open and running until the harvest season ends in November, the farms stands provide affordable, nutritious, and locally grown produce for […]

Neighborhood healthcare in focus on North Ward’s Mt. Prospect Avenue

Walking from Mt. Prospect Health Center for coffee at nearby Omar’s Café and being warmly greeted by local residents, patients and neighbors reminds Dr. Terry McSweeney each day of why he practices chiropractic medicine in the City of Newark. “It’s an honor to provide community members with natural integrative methods to help bring the body […]

South Ward SID contributes to a cleaner community and new opportunities for local residents

Saeed Howard never used a gas-powered weed whacker before he joined the South Ward Special Improvement District (SID) Clean Team, but was eager to learn from supervisor Darnell McLeod. Clearing a vacant lot strewn with garbage, covered by graffiti and overgrown vegetation, the machine was a tool to accomplish more and help make a difference […]

‘Strawberry Jam’ this Saturday in Newark

Strawberries are in season at Greater Newark Conservancy’s Court Street Farm. This Saturday, June 4th, from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m., join in a free celebration of everything “strawberry” on the farm located at 138 Court Street in Newark. Explore the farm’s strawberry patches. Learn how to make strawberry tea and strawberry jam and try a sample. […]

Fresh Kids program promoting healthy kids and communities debuts in Newark at Conservancy block party

Susanne Brose is dedicated to healthy kids and communities, and dreamed of a way to build a business that would help kids learn where their food comes from and connect with healthy choices and good nutrition. Inspired by First Lady Michele Obama and her campaign for better nutrition and more exercise for our nation’s children, […]