RED BANK: TALKING DIRT AT THE LIBRARY

organicgardenA dozen or so cilantro seedlings and twice as many gardeners were on hand last night at the Red Bank Public Library for a talk on organic gardening. (Photo by Jim Willis. Click to enlarge)

By JIM WILLIS

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Pick up a bunch of conventionally grown spinach at the grocery store, and there’s a good chance that along with your bag of leafy greens, you’ll be brining home some carcinogens, suspected hormone disruptors and neurotoxins.

That’s reason enough for many to take up organic gardening at home, and it’s a topic that drew a good crowd to the Red Bank Public Library Wednesday night.

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AN ORGANIC TWIST ON COMMUNITY GARDENS

The Red Bank Community Garden is growing into its second year — and Chairwoman Annie Jones, along with Councilwoman Cindy Burnham, are looking forward to a jam packed 2014 growing season full of educational and inspirational events at the Marion Street Community Garden .

On Wednesday, March 5th at 7 pm, the Red Bank Community Garden will kick off the growing season with the first of many lectures and demonstrations  at the Red Bank Public Library. Master Gardener Carolyn Heuser will speak on “Vegetable Gardening with an Organic Twist,”during the free presentation that starts at 7 pm.

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