SOUTH BRUNSWICK—Earth Day has long been a time to think globally and act locally. That’s why on Wednesday, April 22, Middlesex County’s office of Rutgers Cooperative Extension invites you to celebrate Earth Day at the EARTH Center in Davidson’s Mill Pond Park, 42 Riva Avenue, South Brunswick, from 4 to 7 p.m.
Families are encouraged to pack a picnic dinner and blanket to enjoy an evening in the park. The event is intended to familiarize residents with the EARTH Center’s theme of environmental stewardship and encourage them to take action in their own backyards.
During the celebration, there will be tours of the EARTH Center’s compost display area, and rain garden, (which filters and recharges ground water). Attendees can ask the county’s Master Gardeners gardening questions at the Garden Helpline Q & A table. Representatives from 4-H Clubs will be on hand with activities for the kids. A limited amount of free tree seedling will be available and local environmental groups will be in attendance. Musical entertainment will be provided. This is a weather dependent event; please call 732-398-5262 before 4 p.m., if there is a threat of rain.
If you are not familiar with your county’s extension office, it is part of a nationwide network that brings the research of the state land-grant universities to local communities. The Middlesex County Extension Service continues to provide university outreach to county residents, thanks to the support of Freeholder Liaison Ronald G. Rios, Chairperson of the Public Health and Education Committee, as well as the entire Board of Elected Freeholders. The Middlesex County Extension office is comprised of three departments; Agriculture & Natural Resource Management, 4-H Youth Development and the Family & Community Health Sciences Department.
Even if you can’t visit the EARTH Center for Earth Day, you can still get information on extension programming at the Middlesex County extension website, just visit www.co.middlesex.nj.us/extensionservices. For more information call 732-398-5262.