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Winter Gardening, Pet Care For Kids


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MyVeronaNJ-Kids-GardeningThere are two new after-school activities for kids this week at the Essex County Environmental Center in Roseland.

“Green Thumb Club-Winter Gardening” will be held this Wednesday, January 13, and again on January 27. It is for children ages 5 to 10 who want to learn how plants can be started indoors during the winter. Kids will learn to propagate plants, start a dish garden and experiment with seeds in three different types of soil. The cost is $5, plus a $2 materials fee per child per session, and advance registration and payment are required. For information, call the Environmental Center at (973) 228-8776. This class will be held in the newer Environmental Center building at 621B Eagle Rock Avenue in Roseland, across from the golf driving range and mini-golf course.

Just up the road at the Environmental Center’s Garibaldi Hall this Wednesday, the 4-H is holding a 4-H Pet Club. It is geared for children in grades 4 through 6 who love animals and want to learn how to take care of them–whether or not they already have a pet. There’s no charge, but you do have to register your kids in advance. For more information, call the 4-H at (973) 228-3785.

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Virginia Citrano
Virginia Citranohttps://myveronanj.com
Virginia Citrano grew up in Verona. She moved away to write and edit for The Wall Street Journal’s European edition, Institutional Investor, Crain’s New York Business and Forbes.com. Since returning to Verona, she has volunteered for school, civic and religious groups, served nine years on the Verona Environmental Commission and is now part of Sustainable Verona. She co-founded MyVeronaNJ in 2009. You can reach Virginia at [email protected].


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