The Rutgers Master Gardeners of Mercer County will host a program, “Water Wise
Gardening,” on Saturday, Jan. 30, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Tulpehaking Nature Center in Hamilton.
Water is precious. Annuals, vegetables, perennials, trees and shrubs require water to grow. There are many techniques available to homeowners to help conserve and protect our water supply. Dr. Christopher Obropta, Extension Specialist in Water Resources with Rutgers Cooperative Extension, will outline the basic approaches available to homeowners for water conservation and protection, including rain barrels and rain gardens. Rutgers Master Gardeners will be on hand to discuss the water conservation practices they follow in their gardens. Pre-registration is recommended for this program. Call (609) 989-6830 to sign up.
The Master Gardeners of Mercer County is a volunteer educational outreach program of Rutgers Cooperative Extension, 930 Spruce St., Lawrence. Master Gardeners participate in many volunteer programs throughout the county, as well as answer home horticulture questions through their Rutgers Master Gardener Helpline, (609) 989-6853, Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. November through February, and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. March through October.
For more information on the Master Gardener program, the Mercer Education Gardens or other Extension educational programs, contact Rutgers Cooperative Extension at (609) 989-6830 or visit the Master Gardeners of Mercer County website at www.mgofmc.org.
Cooperating Agencies: Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey; U.S. Department of Agriculture; and County Boards of Chosen Freeholders. Rutgers Cooperative Extension, a unit of the New Jersey Agricultural Experimental Station, is an equal opportunity program provider and employer. Contact your local Extension Office for information regarding special needs or accommodations. Contact the State Extension Director’s Office if you have concerns related to discrimination, (732) 932-5000, ext. 584.