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Monthly Garden Talks series at the ACUA Community Garden in Egg Harbor Township Next Talk – Wednesda

Sep 15, 2017

Experienced and beginning gardeners alike are welcomed to participate in the next monthly “Garden Talk” of the season on Wednesday, September 27 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.  Garden Talks are hosted at the Atlantic County Utilities Authority (ACUA) in Egg Harbor Township. These talks are held in partnership with the Rutgers Master Gardeners of Atlantic County. These informal talks at the ACUA’s Community Garden offer a chance to learn from knowledgeable Master Gardeners, and for participants to ask questions about growing their own healthy food.

During the September 27 Garden Talk, Master Gardener Sue Scarlett will share timely information on how and why to use cover crops to enhance the soil and reduce weeds next year. The importance of cleaning up in the garden as the season winds down will also be discussed, along with practical steps to take in your home garden. Scarlett’s presentation draws not only from the research available through the Rutgers Cooperative Extension service, but also from her personal knowledge derived from many years of growing vegetables organically in her home garden.

When the weather is good, these talks are held in ACUA’s Community Garden, which offers spaces for those who cannot garden at home. “Garden Talks” move indoors to a warm, dry meeting room in the building next to the garden when needed. The garden is located at the ACUA’s Environmental Park, 6700 Delilah Road, in Egg Harbor Township. The meeting room is located in the Geo Administrative Building at the same location. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, please go to or call 609-272-6950.