Gardening for Life: Homegrown vegetables spread love and health

Growing your own vegetables can improve your health, writes Jose German in the latest "Gardening for Life." Here are some tips.

Gardening for Life: End of gardening season?

Our newest Local Voice columnist is Master Gardner Jose German-Gomez. A New Jersey environmental activist, he is an Essex County Certified Master Gardener and Montclair resident. He is the founder of the Northeast Earth...

In the garden: Montclair horticulturist creates whimsical bounty

Montclair gardener Jennifer Bakshi creates whimsy and calm.
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Culture in Brief: Gardening at Essex County Environmental Center

Children and adults are invited to participate in nature and conservation activities during March at the Essex County Environmental Center. There are three sections of “Little Explorers Spring Nature Program,”  a child-caregiver class uses...

Gardening for Life: a journey to becoming a gardener

Master gardener Jose German-Gomez describes his journey to 'Gardening for Life.'

Montclair 150: Gardens connect to community

Montclair is full of wonderful gardens that are open to the public.

Gardening for life: Your gardening and planting spring to-do list

Spring is here, but the last frost date is on May 5. In the meantime, here's your gardening to-do list, writes Jose German in "Gardening for Life."

Gardening for Life: Winter is the time to plan your spring garden

By Jose German For Montclair LocalJose German is a New Jersey environmental activist, Essex County Certified Master Gardener and Montclair resident. He is the founder of the Northeast Earth Coalition, an nonprofit environmental organization. Winter is...

Gardening for Life: creating the holistic garden

Gardening can be good for the soul.

History and heritage: spring flowers at iris gardens are a tradition

History and heritage: An archival picture by Mitchell Kelly shows three people enjoying the Presby Memorial Iris Gardens circa 1945.