Learn how to grow blueberries, strawberries, grapes, raspberries and blackberries in your home garden. This lecture on September 9, 2015 from 9am-12 noon will allow the home gardener to experience and enjoy luscious small fruits from June to October. Not only are they delicious but among the most healthy foods one can eat. In addition, there will be a brief lecture at the end called “The 10 minute wine expert.” Dr. Gary Pavlis will present this lecture at Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Cape May County, 355 Courthouse/S. Dennis Road in Cape May Court House.
Dr. Pavlis has been a professor and agricultural agent at Rutgers University for 31 years. His areas of expertise are blueberry and grape/ wine production. His blueberry newsletter, ‘The Blueberry Bulletin’, has an international following. His research on blueberry fertilization has transformed the New Jersey industry. He has been instrumental in the expansion of the New Jersey wine industry by assisting would be grape growers through the production/marketing mine field. He has served nationally on the board of directors on the American Wine Society. Dr. Pavlis writes a wine article in Edible Jersey called Liquid As-sets, regularly appears in print, on the radio and television educating the public on the intricacies of growing blueberries and grapes in New Jersey or touting the benefits of eating blueberries and drinking wine.
Pesticides credits being offered are 3-1A (Ag Plant), 3-3A (Ornamentals) and 3 PP2 (Private).
Classes are free to Certified Cape May County Master Gardeners, $40.00 for pesticide credits and $10.00 to the general public. Pre-registration is required so please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (609) 465-5115, extension 616.