The Friends of The Frelinghuysen Arboretum and Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Morris County are teaming up to present their 11th Annual Community Garden Conference.
The program begins at 9:00 a.m., Saturday, March 6. The cost is $25. To register, visit www.arboretumfriends.org/events.
The program is going virtual this year, showcasing an impressive list of experts in their field. Sessions include topics relevant to community gardeners, garden managers, and those trying to establish a new community garden. Some sessions will be live with Q&A and others prerecorded for participants to watch on demand.
- Keynote speaker Ken Greene, founder of Hudson Valley Seed Company
- Ask the Experts with County Agent and Rutgers Vegetable Expert Peter Nitzsche and Kris Holmstrom, Rutgers Vegetable IPM Expert on Understanding Disease Management in a Community Garden
- Food Safety in Community Gardens by County Agent Meredith Melendez
- Seed Starting by Rutgers Master Gardener Grace Tshanakas
- Discovering Pests and Diseases in Community Gardens by Rutgers Master Gardener Community Garden IPM Team
- The Coordinator’s Round Table moderated by Ned Gardner, Co-manager of the Ted Largman Community Garden in Morris Township
- Vegetable Garden Planning for Community Gardens by Rutgers Master Gardener Brian Monaghan.
This program is eligible for 5.0 Rutgers Master Gardener CEU’s.