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County Offers Introductory Workshop on Building Terrariums and Fairy Gardens

June 16, 2014

The Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Middlesex County invites you to participate in an Introduction to Terrariums and Fairy Gardens Workshop. Learn to make a Terrarium, or Fairy Garden, of your own, in this free seminar scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday, June 21 at the EARTH Center located in Davidson’s Mill Pond Park, 42 Riva Ave., South Brunswick.
 
Discover the art of making these terrariums for artistic pursuit or horticultural therapy. They make a great project for kids, too. Join us for this activity and take home a terrarium or fairy garden of your very own making. These gardens use smaller plants and structures to create a miniature environment and can be an indoor or outdoor decoration. They are a great way to decorate small spaces such as an apartment or patio and also make great gifts. Learn the techniques and tools you will need to keep your terrarium green.
 
This workshop is free, but pre-registration is required. To register, call 732-398-5262. Please bring your own glass container between 8 inches and 10 inches in diameter or your own larger-sized terra cotta pot.
 
This workshop will be presented Master Gardener Tiffany Heater. Rutgers Master Gardeners are trained volunteers who assist Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station (NJAES) Cooperative Extension in its mission to deliver horticulture programs and information to the public. In Middlesex County residents can make use of the Master Gardner Garden Helpline at 732-398-5220 for garden inquiries or book a presentation on a variety of garden topics with the Master Gardener Speakers Bureau.
 
“The EARTH Center offers a host of environmental services to the County,” said Freeholder Director Ronald G. Rios. “Here, residents don’t only learn about conservation techniques and greener approaches to gardening, but can also purchase soil test kits, pesticide application test manuals, or submit pest and disease samples for evaluation.” 
 
“This workshop brings gardening to a smaller scale and will be especially helpful for those looking to adorn smaller spaces,” said Freeholder Kenneth Armwood, chair of the County’s Business Development and Education Committee. “EARTH center programming varies widely, and is an outstanding resource for so many topics and interests.”
 
The County’s Extension Office is part of a nationwide network that brings the research of the State land-grant universities to local people. Rutgers Cooperative Extension offices throughout New Jersey are cooperatively funded by the County Board of Chosen Freeholders, Rutgers University-New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station and the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
 
Rutgers Cooperative Extension is an equal opportunity program provider and employer.
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