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      Gardening Down-Jersey Style: Back-2-Basics Fall Series in Millville

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      November 21, 2019

      Thursday   9:30 AM

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      Gardening Down-Jersey Style: Back-2-Basics Fall Series

      Brought to you by Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Cumberland County and presented by County Agents and the Home Horticulture Program EVENT DETAILS 9/19/19 : TURFS UP! 9:30 AM — 12:00 PM Instructors: Dr. Sal Mangiafico, Pam Burton, & Master Gardener volunteers Is the grass always greener in your neighbor’s yard? Topics to be covered: Common lawn practices of watering (or overwatering!), mowing, and fertilizing for homeowners including the fertilizer law An easy way to measure the amount of water that you are applying to your lawn Clarification on identifying pesky weed grasses. For Rutgers Fact Sheet 102: Your Lawn & Its Care, go to 10/17/19 : PUTTING YOUR GARDEN TO BED 9:30 AM — 12:00 PM Instructor: Dr. Wes Kline Topics by Wes: Winterizing your vegetable garden Best practices for effective disease management Potential cover crops for overwintering that will help improve the soil What to do with your tools and equipment before winter sets in How-to sharpen your tools. You will be well-prepared for a good start to your 2020 vegetable garden after attending this class. 11/21/19 : COMPOSTING 9:30 AM — 12:00 PM Instructors: Master Gardener volunteers Rutgers Master Gardeners excel at “reduce, reuse & recycle” “Compost Team” Topics: Making a compost pile The benefits of using compost in the garden Making backyard leaf compost Using backyard leaf compost Setting up worm compost by using the red worms that reside at the Extension Center For Rutgers Fact Sheet 811: Home Composting, go to ABOUT THE INSTRUCTORS DR. WES KLINE Dr.Kline has been an Agricultural Agent with Rutgers Cooperative Extension since 1996. He is responsible for the commercial vegetable and herb production programs in the county with research and extension activities based on growers’ needs in integrated pest management, cultural practices, post-harvest handling and food safety. Dr. Kline collaborates with other specialists in screening and breeding peppers for disease resistance. He has authored and co-authored magazine and refereed journal articles on different aspects of pepper production. Before joining Rutgers Cooperative Extension, Dr. Kline worked in Central America with the United States Agency for International Development and the Honduran Foundation for Agricultural Research. He received his B.A. from Salem College, Salem, West Virginia and his MS and Ph.D. from Cornell University in Vegetable Crops Production. DR. SAL MANGIAFICO Dr.Mangiafico has been a County Agent with Rutgers Cooperative Extension since 2009. He conducts public education and research concerning water conservation and preventing water pollution. He works with a diverse clientele in Cumberland and Salem Counties, including municipalities, watershed associations, environmental organizations, and agricultural producers. Dr. Mangiafico teaches two classes for undergraduates, one on statistical analyses for outreach program evaluation, and one on the social and environmental aspects of turfgrass in the United States. He received his B.A. in Environmental Studies and in Philosophy from Alfred University and his Ph.D. in Soil Science from the University of Connecticut. PAM BURTON Pam has worked with Rutgers Cooperative Extension since 2013 as the Home Horticulturist and the Rutgers Master Gardener Program Coordinator. She graduated from Delaware Valley University with a B.S. in Ornamental Horticulture. Pam handles the horticulture helpline questions and provides recommendations for clients with gardening and horticulture related concerns. She writes a quarterly newsletter and does four radio spots on agriculture topics in conjunction with SNJ Today, 99.9 FM. MORE INFORMATION 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 general public. Anyone with an interest in gardening and a commitment to volunteer service can become a Rutgers Master Gardener. No previous education or training in horticulture is required. Classes will be offered in 2020 from February through June. Rutgers Master Gardeners of Cumberland County Composting Team is happy to bring our motto of “Education is our Product” to you in this interactive class. The team consists of Master Gardeners, Priscilla Meyers, Carol Henry, Pat Stella, Marie Nicke, and Gail Robinson. They all recently attended the certified composter class in Atlantic County, as part of their continuing education. We’ve heard the comment “We didn’t know you offered those services at the Rutgers Cooperative Extension” so we are inviting you to these back to basics classes to come on out and see what we’re all about! We developed these classes based on the most frequently asked questions of the horticulture helpline and we encourage you to bring it on with your questions! We are looking forward to seeing you here on the third Thursdays this fall!

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