Community Gardens Presentation at Mercer County Extension Office on January 30th

Master Gardeners and community gardeners Dave Byers and Jim Simon will present an inspiring talk on Thursday, January 30th from 7 – 8:30 p.m. on community gardening.

Their talk will include such topics as:

  • What is a community garden?
  • Who can join a community garden?
  • Why would you do so?
  • How and where do you sign up?
  • What plants do best in a community garden setting?

Master Gardeners with experience in community gardening will provide an overview of those available in Trenton and other locations in Mercer County.

About the Presenters

David Byers has practiced as a licensed landscape architect for over 30 years, including work with Isles as a landscape consultant.  He is a Master Gardener volunteer at the Mercer County Extension Office, and long time community gardener.  He designed and coordinates the Bethany House of Hospitality Community Garden and  the Westminster Wellspring Garden, both in Trenton.   He is a 2014 appointee to the Ewing Green Team.

Jim Simon, Urban Agriculture Manager, Isles, Inc. has been involved in environmental and youth education for over twenty years. He is a Master Gardener volunteer through Rutgers Cooperative Extension and is also on the steering committee of the Trenton Cycling Revolution, a bicycling advocacy group.

Pre-Registration Required

Advance sign up is required at the Mercer Extension office. Call 989-6830 to pre-register.

Date: Thursday, January 30th
Time: 7 – 8:30 p.m.
Location: Mercer County Extension Office: 930 Spruce Street, Lawrence, NJ Adjacent to the Trenton Farmer’s Market

Save the Date!

Barbara J. Bromley to Speak at the May 15th Community Gardens Meeting

Please be sure to mark your calendars to attend the next monthly meeting of the Ewing Community Gardens on May 15th at the ESCC from 7 – 9 p.m. Mercer County Horticulturalist Barbara J. Bromley is our featured speaker! She will discuss soil and other related topics that will help gardeners to be successful at a community garden. She will, of course, answer any questions from the floor that come up.

For those of you who have heard Barbara speak, you know that she is a delightfully entertaining and informative lecturer. For those of you who have not, you are in for a real treat! She has been the Mercer County Horticulturalist for many years and she established and trained the Mercer County Master Gardeners. She has been a featured speaker throughout the state.

Date: May 15th
Time: 7 – 9 p.m
Location: Ewing Senior and Community Center, ESCC, Community Room

This is a wonderful opportunity to learn from an expert so be sure to plan to attend.