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Rutgers Cooperative Extension Teaching Gardening Through Workshop


BRIDGEWATER, NJ - To learn how to do a vegetable garden correctly, join the Rutgers Master Gardeners of Somerset County for a Spring Gardening Seminar/Workshop March 11 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the NJAES Rutgers Cooperative Extension Office at the Ted Blum 4-H Center, in Bridgewater.

The three seminars – Vegetable Gardening 101, 102 and "Home Composting with Red Wiggler Worms" – will run from 9 a.m. to noon, with an optional build-a-worm bin workshop from noon to 1 p.m.

In Vegetable Gardening 101, Linda Lewis, a certified Rutgers Master Gardener in Somerset County, will address how to take your plot from bare ground or grass to workable, rich soil.  

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Vegetable Gardening 102 – also presented by a certified Rutgers Master Gardener, Lorna Fletcher – will cover planting your crops, maintaining, inspecting and treating for problems, as well as when and how to harvest. Properly cared for, productive plants will thrive and shower you with a delicious yield all season long. A packet of valuable information is included along with a reminder to call the Rutgers Master Gardeners’ Garden Helpline to coach you through the season. 

In “Home Composting with Red Wiggler Worms”, Joe Gyurian, Rutgers Cooperative Extension horticulturist, will explain an effective, odorless way to transform kitchen vegetable scraps into nutrient-packed  worm compost with the help of hard-working red wiggler worms. After the seminars, there is an optional hands-on workshop to turn a plastic bin that will be supplied into a cozy home for the worms.  

The cost for all three presentations is $30, and the cost to make a worm bin is $35, which includes the bin, worm bedding and a supply of worms.

Space is limited, and participants must pre-register to participate.

The deadline to register is March 8.

Pay by check made out to Rutgers University and mail to or drop off at the NJAES office 310 Milltown Rd., Bridgewater, NJ 08807. 

For more information, contact the office at 908-526-6293 option 3.


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