Native Plant Workshop at the EARTH Center

SOUTH BRUNSWICK — On Saturday, May 14, Middlesex County’s Agricultural Extension Office will present a garden workshop from 10 AM to Noon at the EARTH Center in Davidson’s Mill Pond Park, 42 Riva Ave, South Brunswick. The topic presented will be “Native Plant Landscaping”. The fee for the workshop is $20. This will be a Classroom & Outdoor Workshop

Last Call For Cookies

RAHWAY — Need a final cookie fix for the year? Well, Girl Scout Troop #41312 may be able to help. The troop is having its final cookie sale on Friday, April 22, from 11-3 p.m. in front of the Rahway Train Station.


Dear EarthTalk: We have an invasion of phragmites in the wetlands bordering our neighborhood. I understand they are a non-native plant that, if left unchecked, will overrun the whole ecosystem. How does one remedy this situation in an eco-friendly way? — Jeff Willets, via e-mail

Handle With Care

CLARK — Siblings Daniella and Nicholas Walano take a break from their studies, at Valley Road School in Clark, to attend a PTA-sponsored assembly on animals and the environment.