EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Middlesex County invites you to celebrate National Herb Day with the Rutgers Master Gardeners at their “Ask a Master Gardener” event and plant sale.

The event will take place on Saturday, May 2 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the 4-H Youth Center located at 645 Cranbury Road in East Brunswick. Attendees should use the Fern Road entrance. The event will be held rain or shine.

This event is designed as an information session for those looking to plant and maintain a successful garden. Middlesex County’s Agricultural Agent and Master Gardeners will be available to answer any questions you may have. Several Master Gardeners will also offer mini-lectures to inspire gardeners in attendance on topics such as beekeeping and power gardening.

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Literature will be available to take home. The selection of plants available for purchase will include herbs, flowers, vegetables and starter plants for those ready to begin work on a new garden.

“I encourage residents to take advantage of this opportunity to consult with some of the County’s most knowledgeable gardeners,” said Freeholder Kenneth Armwood, chair of the County’s Business Development and Education Committee. 

“This celebration is the perfect opportunity to start a garden, learn about eating healthy and discover the beauty and benefits of plants and herbs,” said Freeholder Director Ronald G. Rios. 

For more information, call the Middlesex County Extension Service 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.