15 September 2016

13 September 2016

Weeds talk

“Where the wild weeds are:
Explorations into the evolution and biodiversity of spontaneous
plants at small to large scales”

Tuesday, September 20, 2016
1:30 p.m.
Alampi Room, Marine and Coastal Sciences

06 September 2016

Historic postcards of Somerset County

The Historical Society of Somerset Hills has posted an interesting set of scanned historic postcards from the wayback machine showing how the area used to look (or how it wanted us to think that it looked).

31 August 2016

Urban agriculture in Tulsa

An article in The Guardian on urban agriculture in Tulsa served as a reminder of how differently community gardening is perceived in different cities:

Newsome says she and her husband are considering leaving Tulsa, perhaps for Philadelphia to be with her son, who is also involved in community gardening. “I didn’t believe it until I was there: you have gardens on every corner in low-income neighbourhoods, and you don’t have to talk people into it. You have elders, young people, everyone just coming out.” 
 It is an important lesson for us that social response is not uniform across all landscapes.

26 August 2016