Work Day at Butterfly Park - April 29, 9am - 12pm

Join us and help mulch the beds along the path at Butterfly Park - Saturday, April 29 2017.  We will be there from 9am until 12pm.

Bring gardening gloves and a shovel if you can.

Let us know if you are planning to come - click here. (You don't have to, but it will help to know how many volunteers to expect).

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Option Green: Hydroculture, April 26, 7pm at The Library

Wednesday, April 26: “Hydroculture” Stephanie Alea, a field researcher in the Department of Plant Biology at Rutgers, will discuss hydroculture – growing plants in a soil-free medium. She holds a bachelor’s degree in plant science from Rutgers and managed the display greenhouse at International Flavors and Fragrances, where she gained experience in hydroculture. She also holds a master’s in public health in epidemiology from Florida International University.
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Community Garden work day - April 1st, 2017

It takes a lot of work to prepare the garden for the growing season. The first work day of 2017 was on April 1st - many gardeners and Youth Council students worked throughout the day - clearing the communal areas, spreading wood chips around the fence and seeding the grass paths.  

Video produced by Tiffany Kung.

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Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Middlesex County April 2017 Calendar of Events

Unless otherwise noted, the following events take place at the

EARTH Center, located in

Davidson’s Mill Pond Park, 42 Riva Ave., South Brunswick, NJ.

For info on any program contact 732-398-5260.

GPS Coordinates to our facility are N 40° 24.760,   W 74° 29.848.


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Intro to Backyard Composting

April 15, Sat. 10 AM - 12 PM

Composting kitchen and backyard waste keeps organics out of our landfills.

Learn how to get started on this garden feeding process.

Attendees may also pick up pre-purchased compost bins at the workshops.

Free, with registration at 732-745-4170 or e-mail


Intro to Vermi-Composting

April 18, Tues. 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Using worms to turn kitchen waste into garden gold.

Great for residents of condos or apartments.

Attendees may also pick up pre-purchased compost bins at the workshop.

Free, with pre-registration at 732-745-4170 or e-mail


Lawrence Brook Watershed Partnership Meeting

April 18, Tues., 7:30PM 

For location and details contact Alan Godber 732-249-5297


Successful Gardens in Small Spaces

April 22, Sat. 10 AM - Noon       

Get the most from your garden efforts.

Square foot gardening and container gardening will be discussed.

Register at 732-398-5262 or e-mail


Master Gardeners Plant Sale as part of RUTGERS Day

April 29, Sat. 9 AM – 4 PM

on the Rutgers Cook College Campus in New Brunswick

Find us near the Marine Science Building

Pick up the new Rutgers Scarlet Strawberry and classic Rutgers 250 Tomato.

Don’t forget your plant wagon!


Mark Your Calendars!


4-H Flea Market/Yard Sale 

May 20 Sat., (raindate: May 21) 8 AM-2 PM

At the 4-H Youth Center 645 Cranbury Rd, East Brunswick, NJ 

Vendors Wanted! Call Dave 732-398-5265 or e-mail

Proceeds benefit the 4-H program.


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“Remove from IPCT” in the subject. Thank you.


Rutgers Cooperative Extension, a unit of the Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station is an equal opportunity program provider and employer.


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