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GROW YOUR OWN PIZZA Union County offers family garden workshop for pizza lovers
Elizabeth, NJ – If your family loves home-made pizza with a real garden fresh taste, bring them to a gardening workshop at Williams Nursery in Westfield. Experts from the Rutgers Cooperative Extension 4-H Program of Union County will show you how to grow tomatoes, basil and peppers so you can make your own pizza sauce.
The workshop is scheduled for Friday, April 24, 6:30-7:30 p.m. There is a $5.00 fee per family. Pre-registration is required by April 17, by calling the Union County 4-H program at
The program is intended for children in first grade and up, accompanied by their families. It includes tips on how to pick a good spot for your garden, how to prepare the soil, and how to plant and care for your seedlings. Each family will receive soil amendments and a coupon for tomato plants.
The Rutgers Extension is supported in part by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders.
For free expert gardening advice, call the Master Gardeners of Union County helpline at
908-654-9852. To volunteer to be a Union County Master Tree Steward, call 908-654-9854.