Aug 23

Rutgers VETS In The News – August 2015

A rundown of recent news articles and items related to the Rutgers VETS program, its participants and graduates.

Rutgers VETS Continue the Mission to Serve August 2015
Newark, Inc. (August 2015)

Rutgers VETS Program Invites Community to “Let’s Grow Newark” Festival July 25
Press Release (July 2015)

VIDEO: Growing New Jobs in Newark for Veterans
NJTV (Mary 2015)

VETS Earned their Green and Blue Stripes through Rutgers 
The Gardener News (May 2015)

In a slow economy, unemployed veterans in New Jersey can benefit from job training and knowledge that can help them establish their own businesses, when others aren’t hiring. Through a partnership coordinated by Rutgers Cooperative Extension (RCE) of Essex County, unemployed New Jersey veterans have been trained through a green job skills program focused on sustainable landscaping, urban agriculture, stormwater management and aquaponics. The Rutgers Veterans Environmental Technology and Solutions (Rutgers VETS) program encompasses developing these skills within an entrepreneurial framework.
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Rutgers VETS Program Graduates Inaugural Class
Rutgers Newsroom (March 23, 2015)

It was a proud moment at the Willing Heart Community Care Center in Newark, NJ, on March 3, where 12 local veterans graduated as the inaugural class of the Rutgers Veterans Environmental Technology and Solutions (VETS) program.
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VIDEO: Program helps train Vets to become small business owners
Fox News (Nov. 11, 2014)

Last Import - 17 of 37Rutgers program helps vets learn green skills
The Star-Ledger (Sept. 14, 2014)

“That little purple tomato they grew, man, that was delicious,” said Otis Knight, who lives near a lot Newark where a group of veterans are being trained in the art of gardening. Knight and other neighbors of the large community garden along the 300 block of Martin Luther King Boulevard, sometimes share the harvest.
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Helping Struggling Veterans
NJTV (Aug. 28, 2014)

A Rutgers program in Newark is doing its part to make sure Garden State veterans are well taken care of have skills from the garden. Desert Storm vet Sonja Dabney talks tomatoes and taking advantage of the Rutgers Urban Gardening Program that teaches vets horticulture.
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