Rutgers Cooperative Extension offers spring lawn and garden tips

The Rutgers Cooperative Extension offers the following tips for people doing work on their lawn and garden this spring. Bulbs: Start planting summer bulbs in May. Some favorites are gladiolus, dahlias, calla lilies, caladiums, alstroemeria, lilies, crocosmia and tuberous begonias.

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Raising Disease-Resistant Oysters at Rutgers Haskin Shellfish Lab

Join Haskin Shellfish Research Laboratory Director Dave Bushek on a virtual tour of the facilities and the important research conducted there for WHYY’s Friday Arts. Bushek demonstrates the process of raising disease-resistant oysters and explains how it not only benefits consumers and the oyster industry, but fish and birds as well.

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Support Group Shows Grandparents They Are Not Alone

According to a 2010 U.S. Census, 6.2 percent of all children in New Jersey lived in grandparent headed households and the number of children being raised by their grandparents continues to rise. Whatever the reason and situation, grandparents raising their grandchildren face major changes in their lives and shoulder enormous responsibilities…To help them, Rutgers Cooperative Extension Center in Court House started a support group called Grandparents Raising Grandchildren in 1999. The program helps grandparents with education, emotional support and much more. Marilou Rochford, associate professor, Rutgers University and Family and Community Health Sciences Educator for Rutgers Cooperative Extension, is the director of the program.

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Support Group Shows Grandparents They Are Not Alone

According to a 2010 U.S. Census, 6.2 percent of all children in New Jersey lived in grandparent headed households and the number of children being raised by their grandparents continues to rise. Whatever the reason and situation, grandparents raising their grandchildren face major changes in their lives and shoulder enormous responsibilities…To help them, Rutgers Cooperative Extension Center in Court House started a support group called Grandparents Raising Grandchildren in 1999. The program helps grandparents with education, emotional support and much more. Marilou Rochford, associate professor, Rutgers University and Family and Community Health Sciences Educator for Rutgers Cooperative Extension, is the director of the program.

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4-H Youth Summit set

The New Jersey 4-H Program of Rutgers University will host the Science of Soil 4-H Youth Summit on Jan. 15 at Rutgers University in New Brunswick. Sixth- through eighth-graders from public, private or parochial schools, as well as youth involved in student clubs, after-school programs or home-school groups, are invited to participate…The Cape May County 4-H Horse Council and equine driving instructor Jessica Axelsson invite the public to attend an Introduction to Driving Presentation at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 15. The presentation will feature a basic introduction to what equine driving has to offer you and your horse.

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