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Expert Gardeners Share Tips on Growing a Successful Vegetable Garden

June 17, 2017

UNION COUNTY, NJ -- The Rutgers Master Gardeners of Union County are on a mission to help gardens flourish all over the County, and this summer they are offering a free Vegetable Garden Series of classes and garden tours available to all gardeners from beginner to expert.

The series is held in the Union County Demonstration Garden, located in Union County’s Watchung Reservation by the ...

Terrill Middle School Students Donate Bluebird Houses to the Fanwood Nature Center

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- On a recent Boy Scout trip to the Raptor Trust located in Millington, New Jersey, Andrew Abrantes and his friend Chris Compierchio learned that loss of trees in the environment, has led to a loss of nesting spots for raptors and birds in general.  Andrew and Chris were inspired by this visit to find some way to help birds in the Scotch Plains and Fanwood ...

Volunteers Help Restore Hiking Paths in the Fanwood Nature Center

During the weekend of May 20th and May 21st, the Borough of Fanwood Environmental Commission welcomed two volunteer groups to help with the restoration of hiking paths in the Fanwood Nature Center.  On Saturday, a volunteer group from All Saints' Episcopal Church in Scotch Plains worked in the Nature Center by spreading wood chips to restore hiking paths. On Sunday, a group of Boy ...

Union County Recycling Events in June

UNION COUNTY---The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders has announced several free recycling events upcoming in June. 

Union County will host three Mobile Paper Shredding Events: 

Saturday, June 3, at Union County College (1033 Springfield Avenue in Cranford).
Wednesday, June 7 at Clark Public Works (315 Westfield Avenue in ...

Freeholders Announce Winners of 1st Annual Union County "Kids Dig In!" Grant Program

UNION COUNTY, NJ -- The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders has awarded “Union County Kids Dig In!” grants to 32 schools in 12 County municipalities. The grant assistance covers establishing/building of gardens, garden boxes and/or tools and equipment. It is aimed at educating students about gardening and fostering the growth and creation of community gardens at the schools.
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