THE EARTH CENTER, SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - Are you looking to expand your garden beyond flowers and vegetables? Spring is a great time to enjoy fresh fruit, and Middlesex County’s Office of Extension Services can show you how to grow fruit, such as strawberries, blueberries and raspberries, in your own backyard with a new workshop. 
 

This free workshop entitled, Growing Strawberries and Small Fruit, is scheduled for 6:30- 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 10 at the EARTH Center located at Davidson’s Mill Pond Park at 42 Riva Ave in South Brunswick.
 

Join Extension Services Director and Rutgers Professor Bill Hlubik for a discussion on easy-to-grow fruits that will provide you with a “berry” good growing season.
 

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Discussions will include the best practices for growing strawberries, and insights on how the recently patented Rutgers Scarlet strawberry, with its exceptional taste and adaptability to local conditions, was developed.
 

“The new developments Rutgers has made in growing strawberries are very exciting for gardeners in New Jersey and beyond,” said Freeholder Director Ronald G. Rios. “I know that all those interested in gardening and cooking will find this workshop very informative.”
 

“Our local climate is prefect for growing fruit like strawberries and blueberries,” said Freeholder Kenneth Armwood, Chair of the County’s Business Development and Education Committee. “I encourage people to come to the EARTH Center and learn more about working in harmony with the environment.”
 

To register for this workshop, please call 732-398-5262 by May 6.
 

For more information, contact the EARTH Center at 732-398-5262
 

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