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Basic Gardening: A Two-Part Workshop at Trailside Nature and Science Center, March 15 & 22

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It’s never too early to plan your garden! Adults are invited to take part in an engaging two-part workshop, “Learning the Basics of Gardening” at Trailside Nature and Science Center in Mountainside on Saturdays, March 15 and March 22, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Design the garden of your dreams as naturalist Ruth Yablonsky discusses planning and preparation of the site, weeds and weeding, critter-proofing and much more. Pre-registration is required. Walk-ins are welcome if space permits. The fee for the two sessions is $20 for residents of Union County and $24 for out-of-county participants. Trailside offers five Continuing Professional Education Credits for the workshop. For more information about this program or other adult lectures and events at Trailside, call 908-789-3670 or visit www.ucnj.org/trailside. Trailside Nature & Science Center is located at 452 New Providence Road in Mountainside and is a service of the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders.
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MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to announce a program, “Learning the Basics of Gardening,” a two-part workshop for adults, ages 18 and older, at Trailside Nature and Science Center in Mountainside. The sessions will be held on two Saturdays, March 15 and March 22, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. with park naturalist and gardener Ruth Yablonsky. The fee for this two-part program is $20 for Union County residents and $24 for out-of-county participants.

“This workshop offers a respite from the cold winter, with a focus on learning the basics for starting your garden,” said Freeholder Chairman Christopher Hudak. “It is in the perfect place – Union County’s beautiful Trailside Nature and Science Center in the Watchung Reservation.”

On March 15, participants will learn about the different types of gardens, choosing a location in your yard and the diverse kinds of plants to consider. You’ll also enjoy a tour of the Master Gardeners’ Demonstration Garden.

In the second session on March 22, participants will explore planting and placement, maintaining and critter-proofing their gardens. Find out the definition of a weed, learn weeding techniques, and visit Trailside’s new native plant garden.

Pre-registration for “Learning the Basics Gardening” is required. Space is limited. Walk-ins are welcomed as space permits. This two-part series offers teachers and master gardeners a chance to earn five Continuing Professional Education Credits. Participants should bring lunch.

For additional information about this lecture or other adult programs and upcoming events at Trailside, call 908-789-3670 or visit www.ucnj.org/trailside. Trailside Nature and Science Center is located at 452 New Providence Road in Mountainside and is a service of the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders.





 

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