Egg Harbor City

Chamber teams up with Gloves 4 Troops

The Greater Egg Harbor Chamber is thinking spring and hoping to brighten the lives of U.S. service members by teaming up with Gloves 4 Troops, an organization that ships baseball gloves, balls and letters of encouragement to American military personnel stationed across the globe.

Gloves 4 Troops was started by Vance Albitz, a second baseman for the AAA St. Louis Cardinals affiliate, Memphis Redbirds, and over the past two years the organization has sent thousands of gloves overseas. Dropoff locations are Simply Sweet, 132 Philadelphia Ave., Egg Harbor City; the offices of Century21 Frick, 117 West White Horse Pike, Galloway Township; Casciano's, 212 Bellevue Ave., Hammonton; and the Hammonton Mothers Club 5K Race on May 3. Gloves, baseballs and letters of encouragement can be dropped off at the business locations anytime until Memorial Day weekend. The gloves can be new or used.

For more information, contact project coordinator Nick Polito at 609-705-7782 or Chamber President Jim Schroeder at 609-270-7590, osee greatereggchamber.org.

Galloway Township

Go Green Galloway Presents 'Truck Farm'

Go Green Galloway continues its Environmental Movie Series with a screening of the film "Truck Farm."

The movie, from the co-creators of "King Corn" and "Big River," tells the story of a new generation of American farmers. Using green roof technology and heirloom seeds, filmmaker Ian Cheney plants a vegetable garden on the only land he's got: his granddad's old pickup. Once the mobile garden begins to sprout, viewers are trucked across New York to see the city's funkiest urban farms, and to find out if America's largest city can learn to feed itself. Following the movie, there will be a short discussion and presentation by Jennifer Lamonaca of the local Sea Salt CSA.

The public is invited to this free event. There will be light refreshments, including Fair Trade coffee donated from Starbucks. For more information, contact Barbara Fiedler at 609-652-3700, ext. 209, or bfiedler@gtnj.org.

Tree seedlings available

Free tree seedlings will be available to Galloway Township residents on April 5 as part of the New Jersey Tree Recovery Campaign.

This program helps communities replace trees damaged or destroyed by Hurricane Sandy. From 10 a.m. to noon April 5, residents can pick up tree seedlings at the Galloway Municipal Complex on near the courtroom door. Seedlings are available on a first-come, first-served basis, and come with instructions on how to store, care for and plant them. The guides help residents choose the right place on a property to plant a tree while keeping in mind the tree's full-grown size. Residents should plant the seedlings within two days after pickup in order to prevent the roots from drying out.

The goal of the Tree Recovery Campaign is to distribute more than 500,000 tree seedlings to New Jersey residents over the course of the next five years. It is a joint effort between Galloway Township, the New Jersey State Forestry Services Community Forestry Program, the State Forest Nursery, New Jersey Soil Conservation Districts, Sustainable Jersey, and the Arbor Day Foundation. Arbor Day Foundation, FedEx, and BJ's Wholesale Club provide financial support for the program. For questions, contact Barbara Fiedler at bfiedler@gtnj.org.