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County Offers Workshop on Growing Unusual Fruits, Grains and Vegetables

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EARTH CENTER, SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ:  Looking for a new or different fruit or vegetable to plant in your backyard or windowsill garden this year? The Master Gardeners of Middlesex County can give you some fresh ideas at a workshop titled Growing Unusual Edibles. These include grains, heirloom fruits and a variety of vegetables.

This free seminar is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 18 at the EARTH Center located
in Davidson’s Mill Pond Park at 42 Riva Ave., South Brunswick.

In this workshop, you’ll learn about new and exciting types of produce you can grow at home, including ingredients that can be used in different international cuisines.

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“I hope many people will attend this free workshop and leave inspired to expand their horizons by growing and then preparing and enjoying produce that is new to them,” said Middlesex County Freeholder Director Ronald G. Rios. 

“Growing your own produce allows gardeners and their families to keep active and eat healthy,” said Freeholder Kenneth Armwood, Chair of the Business Development and Education Committee. “It’s also great for the environment and cost-effective.”

This event is free of charge, but registration is required. To register, please call 732-398-5262 or
e-mail Carol.richiusa@co.middlesex.nj.us by April 13.

 

The EARTH Center offers a host of environmental services to the County. Residents can purchase soil test kits, pesticide application test manuals or submit pest and disease samples for evaluation.  

Middlesex County’s EARTH Center is home to the Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Middlesex County and part of a nationwide network that brings the research of the State land-grant universities to residents. Offices throughout New Jersey are cooperatively funded by the County Board of Chosen Freeholders, Rutgers University-New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station and the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

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.

For more information on other programs, call 732-398-5260.

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