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County Offers Introduction to Micro-irrigation Workshop at the EARTH Center

Credits: Courtesy of Middlesex County Communications

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ The Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Middlesex County invites you to attend a new gardening seminar entitled, “An Introduction to Micro-irrigation.”

This free workshop is scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday, March 4 at the EARTH Center in Davidson's Mill Pond Park, 42 Riva Ave., South Brunswick.

Micro-irrigation is a breakthrough in home gardening that allows for drip irrigation to be achieved with household water pressure. This form of irrigation has been used by farmers for decades and has been known to save time, reduce weeds, produce healthier plants and work especially well during droughts or dry seasons.

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The workshop will demonstrate the specialized attachments used for irrigation lines that are widely available in hardware and garden stores.

“Many conventional irrigation systems waste large amounts of water,” said Middlesex County Freeholder Director Ronald G. Rios. “Micro-irrigation is an approach that not only reduces the amount of water required, but also results in healthier, more productive plants.”

“It is critical that we do everything we can to conserve resources and keep our environment healthy,” said Freeholder Kenneth Armwood, Chair of the Business Development and Education Committee.  “I encourage residents to attend this informative seminar.”

To register for this free seminar please call (732) 398-5262 by March 1. No walk-ins will be admitted. 

The EARTH Center is located in one of Middlesex County’s most beautiful parks, Davidson’s Mill Pond Park. The 300-plus acre park features a demonstration vegetable garden, hard-scaped herb garden and a water-conserving rain garden. These displays are used to spark conversation about earth-friendly gardening techniques, local agriculture and topics that are the focus of Extension Services’ Agriculture and Natural Resource Management Department. 

For more information about the EARTH Center and its events, call 732-398-5262 or go to and search ‘extension.’

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

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