EARTH Center Offers Kids Gardening Workshop

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK — Are you looking to get your kids away from the video screen and into the backyard? Discover techniques to get them outside and active with the “Getting Kids Into the Garden” workshop presented at the EARTH Center on Wednesday, June 20, at 6:30 p.m. An overview of this topic will be presented in a beautiful garden setting at the Middlesex County EARTH Center in Davidson’s Mill Pond Park, 42 Riva Avenue, South Brunswick.

According to a study published in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association, kids who are involved in growing their own food are more likely to have healthier diets. Rutgers Master Gardener Janis Bozowski will share ways to involve kids in the gardening process–seed starting, soil prep, planting, watering, harvesting. As well as garden elements proven to attract kids like water, wildlife, favorite foods, building, digging, etc. Some Children’s Garden “don’ts” will be pointed out as well.

Please call the Middlesex County’s Extension office at 1-732-398-5262 to register for the workshop. Fee for the course is $20 and registration is required by June 18.

This is one of several workshops held this year at the EARTH Center. Besides learning about gardening, county residents can participate in compost or lawn renovation classes, purchase soil test kits, pesticide application test manuals or submit pest and disease samples. Garden questions can even be answered on the Garden Helpline at 1-732-398-5220.


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