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Lecture In The Garden Series: August 2021

Seasons in the Soil

Monday, August 26, 2021

6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Virginia A.Cory Community Garden at Monmouth University

(Located on Beechwood Avenue between Brookwillow and Pinewood Avenues in West Long Branch, New Jersey)

Presenter Information

Rich Mohr is a graduate of FIT (Florida Institute of Technology) where he holds a Bachelor of Science in Marine Biology and a Master of Science in Secondary Science Education. He currently works at Sickle’s Market in Little Silver within the agricultural department. Rich has taught courses at Georgian Court University that were focused on environmental sustainability, creating an understanding of the roles people and societies play in sustaining the earth’s resources for future generations. He put stewardship theories into practice by creating, promoting and managing the university’s first community vegetable garden, the Mercy Garden. Rich was instrumental in establishing an experimental improved rain garden design on campus, specifically targeting nitrogen removal from storm water runoff. In the past he’s developed and conducted extension programs with Rutgers Cooperative Extension in Ocean County and developed community garden workshops at Long Branch Covenant Church.

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