Are you looking for quality perennials, herbs, and veggies of various types for your garden this spring? The Mercer County Master Gardeners’ annual Plant Expo and Garden Market on May 3rd will feature such from top notch local area nurseries. The Master Gardeners and County Horticulturalist, Barbara Bromley, will also be on hand to answer questions and give assistance in making your selections. A secondhand sale of gently used items will also be conducted. So take this opportunity to reduce waste with a little reusing instead of buying new. The Expo will be held at the Mercer Educational Gardens this Saturday, May 3rd from 9am – 2 pm. Don’t forget to tour the gardens while you are there and catch up on all the Master Gardeners are doing. For more information see http://www.mgofmc.org/compostsite.html. The Gardens are located at the Mercer County Equestrian Center4 at 31A Federal City Road in Pennington.
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.
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