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MKA celebrates Earth Day with recycling, composting and gardening

In celebration of Earth Day 2018, the students and faculty at Montclair Kimberley Academy, are focusing on programs that help reduce waste in meaningful ways and connecting with service learning initiatives throughout the three campuses.  From...
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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.
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Gardening for Life: Getting ready for fall and winter

The summer is over and the start of fall is bringing cooler weather. Jose German offers a list of steps to help your garden hibernate.
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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: Nature is the best therapy

By JOSE GERMANFor 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(neearth.org), a nonprofit environmental organization.Frank Lloyd...

Gardening for Life: Winter is a season to plan

Jose German is a New Jersey environmental activist, Essex County certified master gardener and Montclair resident. He is the founder of the Northeast Earth Coalition (neearth.org), a nonprofit environmental organization.By JOSE GERMAN For Montclair Local“There...
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Gardening for life: the season to prepare your garden for summer is now

Clean, water, trim, seed, and enjoy! Tidy up your garden beds now for a beautiful summer, writes Jose German in the latest 'Gardening for Life.'
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Culture in brief: free trees from township on Arbor Day

In honor of Arbor Day, on Friday, April 26 (2-5 p.m.) and Saturday, April 27 (10-1 p.m.), Montclairites can receive free native-to-New-Jersey trees.

In the garden: Montclair horticulturist creates whimsical bounty

Montclair gardener Jennifer Bakshi creates whimsy and calm.
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Community garden takes root on Pine Street

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsThere is a new project taking root on Pine Street.With the closing of the Pathmark grocery store in Lackawanna Plaza, many nearby residents were concerned about the neighborhood having a local source...