May 11, 2015

Monthly Garden Lecture Series Begins Thursday, May 14, at the ACUA Community Garden in Egg Harbor Township

Experienced and beginner gardeners alike are welcomed to participate in the monthly “Garden Talks” at the Atlantic County Utilities Authority (ACUA) in Egg Harbor Township. Held in partnership with the Rutgers Cooperative Extension Service, these informal talks at the ACUA’s Community Garden offer a chance to learn from Atlantic County Master Gardeners and to ask questions about growing your own healthy food.

The talks will be held on the second Thursday of the month at 5:30 pm from May through September. Each month, Rutgers Master Gardeners will present a topic relevant to what is happening at that point of time in the gardening season.  The talk on May 14 will focus on “Essentials for New Gardeners” and will discuss growing vegetables organically and using compost to enrich the soil.

ACUA’s Community Garden offers a great backdrop for these informal information sessions. The garden, which offers spaces for those who cannot garden at home, has several garden beds which are still available for the 2015 growing season. ACUA’s Garden is located at the ACUA’s Environmental Park, 6700 Delilah Road, Egg Harbor Township. The garden is behind the Geo Administrative Building, the first building on the right when you enter.

Upcoming topics include:

June 11 - “Pest Walk” - Identifying & solving garden problems organically

July 9 - Succession Planting - Planning to keep your garden productive

August 13 - Extending the growing season - Gardening into the fall and saving seeds for 2016

September 10 - Putting your garden to bed - Garden clean up and using fall/winter cover crops to boost nutrients and control weeds

For more information, please click here or call 609-272-6950.

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