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Learn How to Grow a Great Community Garden

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Get advice from the experts for your community or youth group garden.

Union County, NJ – If you are planning a community or school gardening project this summer, be sure to catch the “Get Your Youth and Community Garden Growing” workshop on Saturday, February 28, at the Trailside Nature and Science Center, 452 New Providence Road in Mountainside. Experienced and beginning gardeners are welcome.

Get Your Youth and Community Garden Growing is presented by experts from the Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Union County.

Topics include quick container gardening, how to grow strawberries, merging garden activities with lesson plans, and the basics of a successful produce garden.

A fee of $25.00 for the daylong workshop includes lunch and all materials. More details and a registration form are available at the Union County website,

To register online visit by February 20.

Registrations are also accepted by mail. To request a brochure and registration form by mail, call the Extension office in Westfield at 908-654-9854.

The Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Union County is a program of the Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station. Supported in part by the Freeholder Board, it is part of a national network organized by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to foster youth development and community health. For more information on 4-H, Master Gardeners, Master Tree Stewards, and many other programs in Union County, visit

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Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station Cooperative Extension educational programs are offered to all without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, atypical hereditary cellular or blood trait, marital status, civil union status, domestic partnership status, military service, veteran status, and any other category protected by law. Rutgers Cooperative Extension encourages individuals with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you need special accommodations, have questions about physical access, or require alternate means for program information, please contact your local Extension Office. Contact the State Extension Director’s Office if you have concerns related to discrimination, 848-932-3584.