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A Year in the Vegetable Garden:  A Mid-Summer’s Daydream   
Soon the bumper crop of tomatoes, peppers, squash and eggplants will have you eating ratatouille seven days a week!  Take a break from the heat to plan for the fall garden.  Join Arianna to explore autumn crop varieties, seeding and transplant timing, frost protection and early cover-cropping.  Also learn the basics of seed-saving from garden favorites. Class will be indoors and outdoors, so please dress accordingly.
Instructor: Arianna Lindberg
Fee: $50
Date: Saturday, June 24, 2017
Time: 1:00-3:00pm
Location: Holly House
RMG-CEU: 2.0
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IT’S MIDSUMMER & MY TOMATO PLANTS ARE AILING… A Guide to Curing the Diseases & Insects That Attack Tomato Plants & Their Fruits
Blight, Whitefly, Tomato Hornworm, Fusarium Wilt…these and other diseases and insects, annually, can pose a problem for the tomato gardener.  However, with proper care and treatment, these problems can be prevented or successfully remediated.  This talk is a primer on winning the battles against the insects and diseases that plague tomato plants and their fruits.
Instructor: Barbara Melera
Fee: $50
Date: Saturday, August 19, 2017
Time: 10:00 am-12:00 pm
Location: Holly House
RMG-CEU: 2.0
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Totally Tomatoes
Come experience the wonderful world of tomatoes. From Rutgers hybrids to old-time heirlooms, from supersized beefsteaks to tiny cherries, from deepest purple to pale yellow, join us to learn about the many different tomato varieties grown at the Rutgers Gardens and by local farmers and find out how you can grow your favorites next year. We will have a wide variety of tomatoes for you to sample.
Instructor: Barbara Melera
Fee: $50
Date: Saturday, August 19, 2017
Time: 1:00-3:00pm
Location: Holly House
RMG-CEU: 2.0
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Propagating Garden and Houseplants (workshop)           
Learn about various types of propagation, including leaf and stem cuttings, root division, layering, and seed. Get hands-on experience with a few methods of propagation that are easy to do at home, and briefly discuss a few that require special equipment and more advanced skills, such as grafting and tissue culture. Collect a variety of interesting cuttings (and seeds) around the Gardens and from supplied stock plants, treat with rooting hormone, “stick” them, and bring home an assortment of potted-up cuttings to grow on. Come prepared to handle soil, and please bring a set of pruners.
Instructor: Clayton Leadbetter
Fee: $55
Date: Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Time: 6:00-8:30pm
Location: Holly House
RMG-CEU: 2.5
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Peppers: Fun, Flavorful, Healthy and Nutritious
This class will highlight the significance of hot (exotic) peppers as nutritious foods with significant health values. Join Albert to learn about their origin and various types that are cultivated around the world. We will compare various pepper types based on their appearance and heat level measured in Scoville Heat Units (SHU). This class will also highlight production practices, harvesting, post-harvest handling, storage, packaging and marketing options. Our demonstration will include identification of pepper types by their fruit shape; and a taste testing using the mild types in raw form (fruit) or as hot sauces.
Instructor: Albert Ayeni
Fee: $50
Date: Saturday, September 16, 2017
Time: 1:00-3:00pm
Location: Holly House
RMG-CEU: 2.0
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Registrants may cancel up to 3 days before a class date. A refund will be given, minus a $10 administrative fee. Cancellations must be received in writing by email. To cancel, please email Nancy Herbert at herbert@aesop.rutgers.edu.

The Gardens reserves the right to cancel a class due to low enrollment.Classes cancelled by the Gardens because of low enrollment or Garden closure will be automatically fully refunded.