Office of Continuing Professional Education (NJAES)

Fri
05
Apr

VIDEO: 37th Annual Home Gardeners School Cultivates New Green Thumbs

The 37th Annual Home Gardeners School brought scores of seasoned and emerging “green thumbs” to the Douglass Campus in New Brunswick for a full day of workshops covering a variety of gardening and landscaping topics on March 23.

Sponsored by the Rutgers NJAES Office of Continuing Professional Education (OCPE) the popular event attracts garden enthusiasts from throughout the state for expert instruction on horticulture skills.

Speakers come from OCPE’s commercial horticulture and landscape design programs, along with faculty from Rutgers Cooperative Extension and the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences. The 35 workshops covered such topics as composting, irrigation, lawn care, tree care, beekeeping and pruning techniques.

Learn more about OCPE’s continuing education programs.

 

Sun
10
Feb

One-Day Program to Address Hazards of Flood-Damaged Buildings

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If Hurricane Sandy and its recent winter cousin, Nemo, taught New Jersey anything, it was that preparing for the worst is not an option, but a necessity in an era of extreme weather events. And learning what to do after disaster strikes is time well spent.
Months after Hurricane Sandy pounded New Jersey, many people are just starting to deal with the clean-up and rebuilding of their flooded homes and businesses. The health hazards associated with water-damaged buildings are numerous, ranging from the obvious – mold and electrical concerns – to the less well known – asbestos contamination and dangers of microbial agents and pathogenic viruses.

Mon
17
Sep

Is that a Beekeeper in Your Backyard?

A hand holding a little box

What do a public defender, a maintenance man, a flavor scientist, a corrections officer, a playwright, a nurse and an interior designer have in common? They’re all budding beekeepers in New Jersey.

The practice of beekeeping goes back thousands of years, and at least in the Garden State, interest still seems strong. Residents from towns all over the state and from nearly as many professions have caught the buzz in recent years.

Initially I just wanted to have a greener yard, a greener lifestyle,” said Seth Belson, a Cherry Hill resident and attorney with the New Jersey Office of the Public Defender. But, he said, “As you get into beekeeping, there are more and more aspects that fascinate you.

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