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Union County Master Gardeners Have a Lot to Celebrate

Cutting the ribbon to open The Master Gardeners' 24th Annual Fair and Plant Sale last month for were (l-r) Roy Torrigiani, Kitchen and Bath Designer at HOME DEPOT-GARWOOD; Carol Walczuk (partly hidden), President, UC Master Gardeners; Cheryl Good, Manager of Community Relations & Consumer Affairs, KINGS FOOD MARKETS; Union County FREEHOLDERS Bruce Bergen and Bette Jane Kowalski; Master Gardener T.J. Karns, Chair of Grants and Publicity; Dr. Karen Ensle, Department Head, RUTGERS COOPERATIVE EXTENSION; and Master Gardener Althea Llewellyn, Publicity Committee.  Credits: Master Gardener Pat Paul

The Master Gardeners are celebrating their 25th year of providing volunteer community gardening, land stewardship and horticultural therapy services in Union County.

In 2013, they are also reaching the milestone of having grown and donated 20,000 lbs. of fresh vegetables, fruit and herbs to local food pantries and soup kitchens.

KINGS and HOME DEPOT-GARWOOD enabled the installaton of a new kitchen in the building where the MGs prep and weigh their produce for donation.


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