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Healthy Kids Camp Grows!

What started out as 1 week of Healthy Kids Camp at the Raritan Valley YMCA 3 years ago with 17 children has mushroomed into a county wide program this summer 2017 serving nearly 2000!  The Y advocated the Healthy Kids

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Promoting walking and gardening in the Summer!

The Willingboro Recreation and Parks Department in partnership with the P.L.A.A.Y. Grant team continue to promote walking along the renovated bike trial and volunteering to help maintain the community garden.  The garden towers are assembled and plants are growing as

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A wellness policy to keep active living and healthy eating a part of the workplace

This month, TSTC rolled out their workplace wellness policy to employers in the City of Camden. After spending time researching policies from across the country, TSTC decided to use a template that is flexible and easy to understand for businesses

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W. Orange Community Gardeners Plant for the Cold Weather Season

Anticipating the cold weather season, WOWW community gardeners planted broccoli and two kinds of cauliflower, purple and gold, on August 15. While it is the height of the tomato season, the gardeners dug in two-inch plants from the brassica family

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Overcoming Challenges in the Scotch Plains – Fanwood Community Garden

This summer, the Scotch Plains – Fanwood Community Garden was attacked by insects and pests, who destroyed most of the crops that were planted. These uninvited guests wreaked havoc, leading to the loss of the squash and cucumber crops. It

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Fanwood – Scotch Plains YMCA Learn to Grow Fresh Produce

The new Fanwood – Scotch Plains YMCA garden is reaping what they sowed. As of the writing of this blog they have harvested 76 and a half pounds of produce, including two very large zucchinis. Each of these zucchinis weighed

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Back to School, Back to Biking in Plainfield

Although the summer is coming to an end, the excitement of going back to school is just beginning! To help students and parents prepare for the upcoming school year, the Plainfield School District held an Ice Cream Social with face

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Veggie Bunch & Ranch Dressing

What do you get when you combine fresh veggies, an amazing teacher, some ranch dressing and a group of seven year olds? A super successful Veggie Bunch Club! In our second year running the program, students gathered in the Children’s

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George’s Diner

George is only 60 and he received an early birthday present this year….a longer and healthier life!  You see, George paid attention to the symptoms that many people ignore, causing them to never celebrate another birthday.  When he noticed chest pain

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How Does The Garden Grow?

Gardening is a work of love in Woodbridge. But it is also hard work.  The community garden must be tended, weeded and harvested.  The watering is done on a daily basis, except of course, for rainy days.  To date, 15

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