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Get Your School Garden Growing

Students from the Jefferson Park Ministries day camp learn about vegetable gardening during a trip to the Union County Demonstration Garden at the Watchung Reservation in Mountainside. Credits: Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Union County

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - Get your school or youth group garden off to a great start by attending the “Get Your School Garden Growing” conference on Saturday, February 22, at the Trailside Nature and Science Center in Mountainside.

The full day of gardening workshops includes STEM and nutrition lesson planning, all conducted by experts from the Rutgers Cooperative Extension with support from the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders.

A fee of $25 includes lunch and all materials.

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Pre-registration is required by February 14. Information: visit, call the Union County Extension office in Westfield, 908-654-9854 (press “2”), or email Judith Laganga,

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