Kenilworth Library celebrates Arbor Day

An Arbor Day Celebration was recently presented by Rutgers Cooperative Extension 4-H of Union County agent Jim Nichnadowicz at the Kenilworth Public Library. J. Sterling Morton organized the first Arbor Day in 1872 in Nebraska where more than one million trees were planted across the state.

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Rutgers Cooperative Extension community gardens conference

Cold weather or not, spring is officially here and the planting season is not far behind. Experts and volunteer Master Gardeners from the Rutgers Cooperative Extension (RCE) of Union County are ready to help with questions about growing successful home, community, and school gardens…Freeholder Bette Jane Kowalski sampled some of the free materials available to teachers with Dr. Karen Ensle, RCE Department Head and Corey Wu-Jung, Northern NJ Coordinator of the Grow Healthy Project, during last month’s Community Gardening Conference in Mountainside.

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Rutgers Cooperative Extension Announces Excellence Awards for 2013

Judith Laganga

Rutgers Cooperative Extension (RCE) conducted its annual awards program at the 2013 Annual Joint Department Meeting of Rutgers Cooperative Extension last December 10. The awards acknowledge outstanding performances of students, faculty and staff. For 2013, the RCE Award of Excellence was given to three staff members: Judith Laganga, Michelle Teitsma and Jennifer Matthews. The purpose of this award is to recognize faculty and staff who demonstrate outstanding performance and creativity, and highlight their contributions to RCE and how they have resulted in a positive change or have made a significant impact and enhanced RCE at the local county, state or national levels. [Read more...]

Union County 4-H STEM Club celebrates 5 years

Union County Freeholders Sergio Granados (far left) and Vernell Wright (far right) joined the Union County 4-H STEM (Science, Technology, Enginering, and Math) Club for a special celebration in honor of the club’s five-year anniversary.

4-H is a national youth program that fosters learning, leadership and community service, organized in New Jersey through the Rutgers NJ Agricultural Experiment Station and the Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Union County with support from the Freeholder Board.

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Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Union County offers safety tips for holiday cooking

The Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Union County offers the following food safety tips for holiday cooking: Thaw frozen turkeys in the refrigerator (3-4 days for a 15 lb. turkey)…

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