EARTH Center Invites You To Garden Field Day

SOUTH BRUNSWICK — The EARTH Center, home to Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Middlesex County will host their Garden Field Day & Open House on Saturday, Aug. 20, from 1 to 5 p.m. (raindate Aug. 21). The event will take place at the EARTH Center located at 42 Riva Avenue in Davidson’s Mill Pond Park, South Brunswick, and is the EARTH Center’s biggest event of the year.

There will be two new activities at the EARTH Centers 2011Garden Field Day. First, donations to Middlesex County’s MC Foods will be accepted. M.C.F.O.O.D.S. is Middlesex County’s Emergency Food Distribution Network that serves over 70 local food pantries and soup kitchens. Please help replenish their supply of food at the county distribution site by donations of any of the following items: tuna fish, cereal, macaroni & cheese, condensed milk, canned meats & pastas, peanut butter, jelly, vegetables, stew, brown rice, fruits, paper products, toiletries & baby supplies such as, soap, shampoo, toothpaste, diapers & wipes. (Canned and packaged goods only, NO glass items.)


Also new to Garden Field day will be the “Greatest of the Garden” competition. This will give residents a chance to show off their green thumbs to fellow gardeners. Attendees are encouraged to bring their homegrown entries for the following categories:

  • Biggest Tomato
  • Biggest Cucumber
  • Biggest Zucchini
  • Biggest Pumpkin
  • Biggest Squash
  • Biggest Water Melon
  • Biggest Sunflower Head
  • Longest Gourd
  • Smallest Pumpkin
  • Smallest Cherry Tomato
  • Oddest Heirloom Tomato
  • All Vegetables-Best Likeness to Celebrity or Historical Figure.
  • Hottest Pepper Variety Grown (judged by Scoville ratings)

Winners will receive a small award. Official rules are available by e-mailing

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