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Spring Has Sprung (in Theory): GCU Demystifies Organic Gardening

Lakewood, N.J., Apr. 1, 2011—You can be kind to the Earth as you create a healthful nurturing garden environment for you, your family, and your pets. Georgian Court University welcomes Karen Brueul of Littlebrook Organic Farm and Learning Center in Howell, who will lead the “Organic Gardening Demystified” workshop on Tuesday, April 5, at 6:30 p.m. in the Ruggiero Room on the Lakewood campus.

Organic gardening is about much more than what we use and don't use. It is about increasing the natural health of the soil, choosing plants that are suited to where you live, and working with nature to produce a healthy garden. Ms. Brueul will show participants how to utilize tried and true organic gardening principles, to work in harmony with nature, and to be assured of a healthful and abundant harvest.

Ms. Brueul will lead another workshop, “Herbs from the Garden for Everyday Healing,” on Tuesday, May 24, at 6:30 p.m. in the Little Theatre on GCU’s Lakewood campus. This workshop will introduce you to 10 to 12 herbs that can be used to enhance everyday health. You will smell, taste, nibble, drink, and chew your way through this interactive program as each herb’s therapeutic properties are explained. Learn how to best utilize each herb as a tea, herbal steam, vinegar, tincture, or poultice. All will leave with a goody bag of useful herbal items.

Each workshop is just $5 per participant, and free to GCU students and members of the McAuley Institute for Lifelong Learning. Reservations are required and can be made by contacting the GCU Office of Conferences and Special Events at 732.987.2263 or

Founded in 1908 and sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy, Georgian Court University is a comprehensive university with a strong liberal arts core and a special concern for women. A forward-thinking university that supports diversity and academic excellence, Georgian Court serves nearly 3,000 students of all faiths and backgrounds in a residential Women's College and a coeducational University College with undergraduate and graduate programs. Georgian Court's main campus is located at 900 Lakewood Avenue, Lakewood, N.J., on the picturesque former George Jay Gould estate, now named a National Historic Landmark. Georgian Court also offers classes at its site at One Woodbridge Center in Woodbridge, at Coastal Communiversity in Wall, and at Cumberland County College in Vineland.

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