Green

Press Releases

EARTH Center Open House Offers Fun for Whole Family

County residents enjoy, explore, and understand at the EARTH center in 2016. Credits: Middlesex County Office of Information

EARTH CENTER - The Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Middlesex County will host its Garden Field Day/Open House from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, July 22 at the EARTH Center located in Davidson’s Mill Pond Park at 42 Riva Ave. in South Brunswick. The rain date will be July 23.

 

The day will be filled with activities for the whole family, including garden tours, presentations and showcases on gardening and landscaping, plus live music.

Throughout the event, the Agriculture Office and the Rutgers Master Gardeners will offer advice on horticulture and environmental stewardship while guiding visitors through various teaching gardens and learning projects. Examples of their work include the Children’s Garden with Green Roof playhouse, an enormous vegetable display garden, a new Native Plant Garden and the popular Butterfly House. Lectures will be offered on topics such as Container Gardening and The Dandelion-- Weed or Herb.

Sign Up for E-News

 

From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. kids age 14 and under can participate in the Master Gardener Scavenger Hunt, a hunt for medallions in the gardens throughout the park. Once completed, they turn in their hunt forms and a randomly chosen prize winner will be drawn at 2:30 p.m. 

 

Gardeners are encouraged to bring a sample of their biggest or most outstanding homegrown produce to enter in the “Greatest of the Garden” contest. Categories include but are not limited to:

  • Biggest tomato
  • Biggest cucumber
  • Biggest watermelon
  • Longest gourd
  • All Vegetables: Best Likeness to a Celebrity or Historical Figure

 

Attendees are asked to bring a donation of a non-perishable food item for MCFOODS, the County’s food bank. Contributions will help restock MCFOOD’s shelves and assist in providing nutritious food to County residents in need.

 

“There is so much to learn about, see and enjoy at the County’s EARTH Center,” said Freeholder Kenneth Armwood, Chair of the County’s Business Development and Education Committee. “This event is a great introduction to the Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Middlesex County.”

“Garden Field Day is a day of outdoor fun for the whole family,” said Freeholder Director Ronald G. Rios. “It’s a chance to give to a good cause, learn more about healthy eating, and learn new ways to help protect our environment.

Many exhibitors who collaborate with the Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Middlesex County throughout the year will be on hand to share their programs and accomplishments. For more information, please call 732-398-5268 or e-mail david.smela@co.middlesex.nj.us

 

For information on the office visit www.middlesexcountynj.gov and search “extension.”

Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Middlesex County’s educational programs are offered to all without regard to race, religion, color, age, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, or disability.

 

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Like

Sign Up for E-News

East Brunswick

East Brunswick Could Host First Professional American Cricket League

July 20, 2017

 

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Global Sports Ventures LLC, a sports development company headed by Chairman Jignesh “Jay” Pandya, has selected East Brunswick as one of eight U.S. cities for the launch of a professional cricket league, U.S. Cricket League. By 2020, East Brunswick will be home to a state-of-the-art mixed-use complex, comprising a cricket stadium, parking, club house, ...

Upcoming Events

Carousel_image_6f027e971321178b15fc_pamela_hollanderv_041514_small

Thu, July 20, 12:00 PM

110 Kingston lane, South Brunswick

Prepare for College with Pam!

Carousel_image_d7ee5850a0cad138d8c1_brunswick_square_mall_mets_flyer_final-page-001

Fri, July 28, 11:00 AM

Brunswick Square Mall - Center Court, East Brunswick

East Brunswick Community Blood Drive - Free Pair ...

Giving Back Health & Wellness

Fri, August 18, 9:30 AM

Good Grief, Morristown

Good Grief Volunteer Facilitator Training

Giving Back Other

Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812---theatre review by Shauna Evans

Natasha, Pierre, and The Great Comet --- Review by Shauna Evans

(Note: Shauna Evans is guest writing Beth's Books this week. Evans, a Special Education teacher at the Schor Middle School in Piscataway is known for her long time column with the on-line magazine, Examiner, where she reviewed the television phenomenon “American Idol” for several years. Now working on her first ...

Time is Not on the Side of New Jersey Residents Struggling with Addiction

July 6, 2017

Dear Editor:

This past January, I was encouraged that after seven years in office Governor Christie announced a plan to address New Jersey’s opioid/heroin epidemic. However, over the last six months, my encouragement dissolved into disappointment due to what I believe is a lack of tangibility, organization, and his overdue response regarding the implementation of a ...

Job Seekers Explore “Path to Employment” at East Brunswick Public Library

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ—East Brunswick Public Library (2 Jean Walling Civic Center) hosts “Path to Employment: New Jersey Career Connections,” a program for job seekers, on Saturday, July 15 at 10:30 am.

“Pathways to Employment” is presented through New Jersey Career Connections, a job search and career navigation service offered at East Brunswick Public Library ...

'Skeleton Crew' hits home

UNION, NJ – Premiere Stages, in its quest for new, richly layered plays, is now presenting “Skeleton Crew” by Dominique Morrisseau.

The playwright had her play “Follow Me to Nellie’s” work shopped at the Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center in Connecticut several years ago. That was followed by s fine production at the Kean University ...