Back to School and Back to the Basics: Soil Health Activities for Children

“Dig Deeper: Mysteries of the Soil”

The National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD) and Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) are placing a renewed emphasis on soil health. As children get ready to go back to school, we will also be thinking about public outreach and conservation activities for children of all ages. The following information includes resources and ideas that you … Read more

Rutgers University – New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station

Another resource provided for the residents of Ocean County is the Rutgers NJAES Cooperative Extension of Ocean County.  The Cooperative Extension provides a wealth of information about natural resources, agriculture, fisheries, the economy and various other important information from New Jersey.  The Extension is also the hub for many environmentally conscious volunteer groups including the Master … Read more

2015 Soil Health Webinar Series

Webinar Series #1: Soils 101, best management Practices and the Landscape Recording of First Webinar (September 25, 2015) Presentation by Fred Schoenagel Presentation by Stephanie Murphy Presentation by Eileen Miller Webinar Series #2: Soil Health, Planning, Development & Redevelopment Aspects Recording of the Second Webinar (October 30, 2015) Presentation by Brian Friedlich Presentation by Joseph … Read more

Jersey-Friendly Yards Website – Create a Healthy Yard and Garden Using Jersey – Friendly Plants and Practices

< Back to JFY Projects Jersey-Friendly Yards, jerseyyards.org, launched in August, 2015, was created by Barnegat Bay Partnership in 2015, and piloted by Ocean County Soil Conservation District. This website offers homeowners and gardeners simple tools to create a low maintenance, eco-friendly yard and garden. The website features a plant database consisting of over 300 ... Read more

Bibliography of Soil Health Resources

Bibliography of References The research and compilation of this bibliography was funded, in part, through a Watershed Restoration Grant (CBT # RP07-057) through the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection. National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD) The National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD) is the nonprofit organization that represents America’s 3,000 conservation districts and the … Read more

New Jersey Soil Health Assessment Guide

NJ Soil Health Assessment Guide is offered as a tool for homeowners and gardeners to assist in assessing the health of their soil. Managed carefully, healthy soils support local communities through encouraging plant and animal production and sustaining water resources for future generations. Basically a healthy soil surface would consist of about half mineral and … Read more