State 4-H Small Animal Educational Symposium Drew Participants from Nine Counties

Rabbit hopping in action.

Rabbit hopping in action.

Nearly 100 4-H members and volunteers representing nine counties (Cumberland, Gloucester, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Ocean, Salem, and Warren) attended the State 4-H Small Animal Educational Symposium on Feb. 28 in Clayton, New Jersey.

“The State 4-H Small Animal Educational Symposium is an annual event, now in its second year, that offers  4-H’ers an opportunity to advance their knowledge and skills in topics related to poultry, reptiles, small animals, cavy and rabbits,” said Jeannette Rea Keywood, New Jersey 4-H Youth Development Program – Small Animal Project Advisory Council liaison. “In addition, the event provides a venue to compete at an advanced level and meet other 4-H members from around the state.” [Read more…]

Rutgers Master Gardeners of Cumberland County Training/ Accreditation Courses

Rutgers Master Gardeners of Cumberland County’s training/accreditation courses continue in February and the following three-hour courses are open to the public. This includes intensive topic training from experts in their field, handouts and light refreshments… All classes are held at Rutgers Cooperative Extension Education Center, 291 Morton Ave., Rosenhayn. For further information or to register for a session, call 856-451-2800, Ext. 4.

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Cumberland 4-H introduces new science, tech programs

DEERFIELD Gathering Steam is a suite of new 4-H faculty programs being offered to schools and community centers this year. Fee-based workshops and summer enrichment programs also will be conducted at the Cumberland County 4-H Center. STEAM stands for science, technology, engineering, arts and math… Expressive arts programming also is offered by 4-H Expressive Arts Agent Ellen Williams, together with Tobiah Horton and Richard Alomar, assistant professors in the Rutgers University Department of Landscape Architecture… 4-H is the youth development program of Rutgers Cooperative Extension.

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Cumberland County 4-H is “Gathering STEAM”

Cumberland County is home to one of the largest 4-H programs in the state with an impressive history of outreach to area schools, an active animal science program and life skills and leadership programs offered at every age level… For many young people, 4-H is their first connection to Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey… "Gathering STEAM" is a suite of new 4-H faculty programs being offered to schools and community centers in 2015. Fee based workshops and summer enrichment programs will also be conducted at the 4-H Center, 291 Morton Avenue in Millville. STEAM stands for science, technology, engineering, arts and math.

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Rutgers Master Gardeners complete two-year project at Old Broad Street Cemetery

Rutgers Master Gardeners of Cumberland County completed a two-year project planting 500 Ice Folly daffodils throughout the Old Broad Street Cemetery in Bridgeton. What a glorious display awaits us this spring. In addition, five trees, four shrubs and 30 daylilies were planted. Master Gardener Jane Hankins heads the Broad Street Cemetery Project, and she is presently preparing the paperwork for a grant to plant colorful shrubs throughout this historic cemetery.

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