Free Wellness Program – Growing Beautiful Food


Environmental Education Center

190 Lord Stirling Road


Basking Ridge


908-722-1200 ext. 5002


May 15, 2019 - May 15, 2019

01:00 PM - 02:30 PM





Applying funds donated by Whole Foods in Bridgewater, New Jersey, the Somerset County Park Foundation and the Somerset County Park Commission will continue the new Wellness Program Series.


The Wellness Program Series, coordinated by the Recreation and Science Departments, will be free to the public and will feature one health-enhancing program each month at various park locations. Topics include nature play, horticultural therapy, nutrition, meditation, self defense, outdoor recreation, and aerobic exercise. Information is available at


Growing Beautiful Food

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 from 1:00 P.M. to 2:30 P.M.

Environmental Education Center, 190 Lord Stirling Road, Basking Ridge, New Jersey

Adults will join award–winning author, speaker, and photographer, Matthew Benson, for a presentation that will inspire you to turn your suburban lot into a thriving edible garden that supports a more local, sustainable lifestyle. The heart and soul of his book, Growing Beautiful Food, integrates seasonal observations into a field guide for backyard food growers. The book offers detailed advice for growing extraordinary crops ranging from salad greens, fruiting vegetables, tree fruit and berries to cut flowers, bees, and chickens. A few lucky participants will receive a free autographed copy of Matthew’s book! The program is sponsored by Whole Foods Market of Bridgewater and the Somerset County Park Foundation. Please RSVP to or call 908.722.1200 ext. 5324 with questions.


For further information visit or call 908 722.1200 ext. 5324 or ext. 5226.


  • CONTACT NAME|Carrie Springer
  • AGES|Adult
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