UNION COUNTY, NJ - Community service volunteers from Union High School and the Union County Vo-Tech Schools turned up in force to help prepare the Union Township Community Garden for cold weather earlier this month.

The helpers picked up some gardening tips, too. Among other chores, they learned how to “solarize” garden beds with black plastic covers. Heat from the sun collects under the plastic to destroy fungus and other pests naturally, providing healthier soil for the next planting.

The garden is supported in part by a grant from Freeholder Chairman Bruce H. Bergen’s Union County Means Green Community Garden Grants program. Freeholder Vernell Wright (center) stopped by to thank the volunteers for their help.

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More information about the grant program is available online at ucnj.org or call the grant administrator, Groundwork Elizabeth, 908-558-1142.

(Photo: via Master Gardeners of Union County)




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