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This profile was last updated on 9/6/06  and contains information from public web pages.

Pegi Ballister-Howells

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  • Master's degree , Horticulture
    Rutgers University
  • bachelor's degree , Biology
    Rutgers College
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MAC Events - RV Shows, Boat Shows, Outdoor Sports Shows, Home & Garden Shows, and Flower Shows, 6 Sept 2006 [cached]
Pegi Ballister-Howells, is well suited to speaking about New Jersey ornamental gardening.She is the author of New Jersey Gardener's Guide, 183 garden plants selected to do well in New Jersey.The revised edition has full color pictures and an easy to use format.Her latest book, Month-by-Month Gardening in New Jersey, is a practical approach to the right time to get things done in the garden.Pegi received her bachelor's degree in Biology from Rutgers College and Master's degree in Horticulture from Rutgers University.She has worked with numerous organizations in the horticulture field, including the New Jersey Farm Bureau as marketing consultant since 1993, Herb Tech of New Jersey as regional manager, The New Jersey Nursery and Landscape Association, The Vegetable Growers Association of New Jersey and the Rutgers University Cooperative Extension as an assistant professor and county agricultural agent.She is a member of the Board of Trustees for the New Jersey Museum of Agriculture, and takes agricultural photographs across the state.
Her expertise is shared with the public through hosting the popular call-in radio program, ‘The Garden Show,' on WCTC-AM 1450 in New Brunswick.Additionally, her 30 minute cable televison show ‘At Home with Pegi", produced by EBTV, features gardening, agriculture, the animals she loves and all the skills that go into running and maintaining a home.
The writing of Pegi Ballister-Howells appeared for 15 years in the Home News Tribune.The author has also been published in many other periodicals, including Garden State Home and Garden, The Star Ledger, The Courier News, Rutgers Magazine, Heresies, New Jersey Living, and The Plant Press, a quarterly newsletter for the nursery industry, Slow Food Central New Jersey and The Farm Bureau publications The Update and Farm Bureau News.She currently authors the newsletter for the Vegetable Growers Association of New Jersey.
Pegi, her husband, family, and assorted pets live on a ten-acre working farm, Blooming Acres, where they do extensive ornamental and vegetable gardening.
Four Seasons of Color | Friends of The Frelinghuysen Arboretum, 24 Sept 2013 [cached]
On Sunday, April 25th, we are lucky to present a talk on "Four Seasons of Color for the Garden State" by Pegi Ballister-Howells, a noted author and radio host. Her talk runs from 1:00 - 2:00 pm, and is followed immediately by our Garden Art Swap.
METV Program Description - Borough of Metuchen, 7 Mar 2011 [cached]
This program features an assortment of "how-to" segments on gardening, home decorating, cooking and pet care, by author, columnist and radio show host, Pegi Ballister-Howells.
Nelson Ministry Services Creator: 'Pegi Ballister-Howells', 29 Sept 2006 [cached]
Pegi Ballister-Howells
Pegi Ballister-Howells
Pegi Ballister-Howells is the host of a call-in radio program, "The Garden Show," on WCTC-AM 1450 in New Brunswick.She also has her own 30-minute cable show on EBTV called "At Home With Pegi" and has worked with the New Jersey Farm Bureau, New Jersey Nursery and Landscape Association, Rutgers University Cooperative Extension, and the Vegetable Growers Association of New Jersey.Author of numerous gardening articles she currently writes the newsletter for the Vegetable Growers Association of New Jersey.She, her family and assorted pets, live on a ten-acre farm, Blooming Acres, where they do extensive ornamental and vegetable gardening.
Month-By-Month Gardening in New Jersey by Pegi Ballister-Howells (Author)
What to Do Each Month to Have a Beautiful Garden All Year
New Jersey Gardener's Guide by Pegi Ballister-Howells (Author)
Philadelphia Inquirer | 06/24/2006 | Employers vary about effect of wage hike, 24 June 2006 [cached]
In New Jersey, where the minimum wage increased to $6.15 last October and goes up to $7.15 this October, it has been tough for farmers to absorb the increase, especially given high fuel prices, said Pegi Ballister-Howells, spokeswoman for the Vegetable Growers Association of New Jersey.
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