February 16, 2015

(HILLSBOROUGH, NJ) ― The Northeast Organic Farming Association of New Jersey (NOFA-NJ), an organic food and farming non-profit, is offering an Organic Vegetable Production Workshop. Whether you are an organic gardening “newbie” or an experienced gardener, NOFA-NJ’s Organic Vegetable Production Workshop will provide you with time-tested production information as well as opportunities to discuss specific questions about your garden. You will learn why garden placement is so important, how to improve the “less than great” New Jersey soils, and how to plan, prepare and plant your garden. Where there are gardens, there are weeds, diseases and pests, and you will discover how to manage these challenges using tested methodologies for every kind of crop and critter. Extending your garden into fall will be much easier when you learn which crops will grow well in the cold and some of the easy tools, such as small hoop houses and cold frames, you can use to extend the growing season.

This full-day workshop will be taught by Al Johnson, a professional instructor and experienced organic gardener, on Saturday, March 21st from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm at the Merrill Creek Reservoir Visitors Center located at 34 Merrill Creek Road in Washington, NJ. Pack a lunch and come to this class while it is still cold outside! You will have fun while learning important information you can use right away to start growing you own vegetables in a way that is safe for your family and the environment. The registration fee is $45 for NOFA-NJ members and $55 for Non-members; pre-registration is required. For more information and to register, please call Connie at 908-371-1111 or go to

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