“Enviro Day” a Success!
The Land Conservancy of New Jersey hosted its first ever “Enviro Day” event at the Community Garden at South Branch Preserve in Mount Olive Township on Saturday, July 13th. The free event revolved around sustainability and focused on food production, food waste, and land use.
At Enviro Day, attendees had the opportunity to learn about more ways to consume a greater amount of their food from local sources, including growing it in their own backyards. Family activities included demonstrations on how to properly compost and create healthy garden soil, and visiting the goats and sheep that are assisting with invasive species removal on the Preserve.
“Enviro Day was also the introduction of what will be an ongoing volunteer project at the Community Garden with students from Mount Olive High School. I had the pleasure of giving this enthusiastic group a tour of the Preserve, and I look forward to working with these students throughout the summer!” said Jake Butler, Development Intern at The Land Conservancy.
Additionally, Girl Scout Troop 4594 were onsite working on planting native plants and pollinators along the Community Garden fence. The girls, Vaibhavi Borra, Zoe Gregory, and Olivia Walker; are working toward their Silver Award.