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Get Ready, Get Set, Dig!

Union County NJ garden conferenceUnion County, NJ – The winter snows are still piling up, but community and school gardeners are already planning ahead for the spring. You can join them at 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.

To register online visit For a brochure and registration form by mail, call 908-654-9854. The registration deadline is February 20.

Experienced and beginning gardeners are welcome. A fee of $25.00 for the daylong workshop includes lunch and all materials. Topics cover all the basics of a successful produce garden, how to grow strawberries, and more.

More details and a registration form are available at the Union County website,

Get Your Youth and Community Garden Growing is presented by experts from the Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Union County, a program of the Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station supported in part by the Freeholder Board. For more information visit

(Photo credit: USDA, Kimberly Lewers)

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