Until the early twentieth century, most farmers thought that wild blueberries could not be cultivated successfully. Elizabeth Coleman White changed all of that. She helped organize the New Jersey Blueberry Cooperative Association, was the first female member of the American Cranberry Association, and the first woman to receive the New Jersey Department of Agriculture citation. Her agriculture and horticulture work went far beyond the cranberry and blueberry, as her gardens celebrated the indigenous plants of the Pine Barrens.

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