Children’s Composting Workshop at Colonial Park

The Horticulture staff at Colonial Park Gardens will present a children’s workshop, “Little Wigglers, How to Make Your Own Composting Bin” on Saturday, June 15, 2019 from 10:00 A.M. to 12:00 Noon.

Children age 5 to 12 (limit 10 children who must be accompanied by an adult) will learn about ‘vermicomposting,’ the term used for composting with worms. In this fun and educational workshop, children will learn the basics of vermicomposting; the benefits of recycling their kitchen scraps in order to make compost, and how to assemble their own “take home” worm bins.

Fee is $25 per child. All supplies will be provided. Pre-registration is required by June 10 at www.somersetcountyparks.org or by calling 908-722-1200, ext 5721 or the NJ Relay Service at 711 for individuals with a hearing or speech impairment. Participants will meet at the Colonial Park Gardens Stone Cottage, Parking Lot A.

The Colonial Park Gardens include the one-acre Rudolf W. van der Goot Rose Garden, a formal display garden, comprising plantings with over 3,000 roses of 325 varieties.

The Perennial Garden is a beautiful five-acre garden with a gazebo that provides year-round interest and color from its collection of flowering shrubs, bulbs, perennials, and annuals.

The 144-acre Arboretum provides displays of flowering trees, evergreens, shade trees, dwarf conifers, and flowering shrubs. This includes the three-acre Shrub Collection which showcases plants that grow well in central NJ and is designed to give year-round interest by using flowering shrubs; trees; perennials; and ornamental grasses; and the areas surrounding the Rudolf W. van der Goot Rose Garden and the Perennial Garden.

Information on this event and other Somerset County Park Commission activities may be found at www.somersetcountyparks.org.

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