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Learn How to Grow a Great Veggie Garden

tomatoes by Ali Eminov via flickrUnion County, NJ – It’s never too early to start planning ahead for the gardening season, and you can get a head start on a successful harvest by attending the fourth annual, “Get Your Vegetable Garden Growing” workshop on Saturday, February 27, 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. at the Union County Vo-Tech Schools campus, 1776 Raritan Road in Scotch Plains.

All gardeners are welcome, with or without experience, including backyard gardeners and persons interested in starting a school or community garden.

A nominal fee of $25.00 includes lunch, materials, and a full day of workshops and seminars conducted by Rutgers agriculture experts.

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

To register online, visit by February 17. 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. For more information other Extension programs including 4-H, Master Gardeners and Master Tree Stewards, visit

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Photo credit: Ali Eminov via, creative commons license.