Welcome to Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Somerset County. Here, you will find the latest news and upcoming events from 4-H Youth DevelopmentFamily & Community Health Sciences, and Agricultural & Natural Resources. RCE of Somerset County helps both youth and adults improve their knowledge and skills, and resolve problems in the areas of food, nutrition, health and wellness; food safety; agriculture; environmental and natural resource management; and youth development. This is accomplished through the use of science-based knowledge and university research. RCE is an educational organization within the New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station at Rutgers, The State University.


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Read Barbara O'Neill's, Professor at Rutgers University and Rutgers Cooperative Extension’s Specialist in Financial Resource Management, lastest blog on this subject.



Rutgers Master Gardeners Fall Gardening  3-Part Seminar:

September 23, 2017,  9 am—1 pm

It may be strange to think about spring planting already, but the things you do in your garden before winter hits will make spring gardening much easier.  

Every garden should have its soil tested. Testing is the easy part, but interpreting the results can be confusing.  Participants will learn how to read a soil test.  How to incorporate compost into your garden as you prepare the soil in the spring will also be discussed. The workshop will end with a presentation on native plants.  

This workshop will be located at 310 Milltown Rd., Bridgewater. $40 per person.  Pre-registration is necessary.  The deadline to register is September 21. Call 908-526-2510 to register. Download the registration form.

Monarchs at Somerset County

September 6-28, 2017

Somerset County Administraitve Office in Somerville

The Rutgers Mater Gardners of Smerset County will eb providing a monarch butterfly display during working hours (9am-3 pm). Monarchs wilbe featured in both the caterpillar, chrysalis and adut butterfly stages during this time. FREE ADMISSON! FUN FOR ALL AGES. Dowload the here.


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What's Happening in RCE?

Family and Community Health Sciences (FCHS) wants everyone to produce safe and great tasting products. That is why we have created our NEW Food Preservation webpage! Home Food Preservation is fun! To learn more visit: http://njaes.rutgers.edu/foodsafety/?preservation.

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