Everything Great in the Garden State
Everything Great in the Garden State will kick off with conversations and tutorials with agricultural professionals, Bruce Crawford from New Jersey Agricultural Experimental Station, and William Hlubik from Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Middlesex County and the New Jersey Experiment Station. Crawford and Hlubik will conduct agricultural tutorials on how to get started with home gardening using containers and small gardens and how to grow popular New Jersey veggies and herbs. Middlesex County Foodways will conduct a tutorial in English and Spanish featuring Chef Carolina Moratti, Co-Founder and Community Director of Sisterwork, and Chef Jerome Mangroo, partner at Mollaga Indian Grill and curator for Simply Spiced Meals. Jerome will follow the tutorial with a Q&A session with Bruce Crawford about gardening.
New Brunswick Community Farmers Market will also be participating with a few pre-recorded videos about what NBCFM is doing to provide food to the local communities during the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as information about their Market Ambassador program.
To round out the event, the fest will include live musical performances by local groups Powerlines and Bad Blooms. Powerlines is an expressive pop/rock group that got their start while attending Rutgers University and released their debut EP, Inertia, in 2016. Similarly to Powerlines, indie-folk duo Bad Blooms also got their start in the coveted New Brunswick music scene and released their debut EP, No, last year. Both bands have played heavily in the NJ live music circuit.
New Brunswick Cultural Center’s mission is to stimulate the cultural development and economic growth of arts and entertainment in New Brunswick through the enhancement, preservation, maintenance and effective administration of existing and future venues that service the primary constituent base of the New Brunswick Cultural Center. And, by nurturing emerging and viable arts, educational and entertainment organizations that reach the diverse communities of New Brunswick, New Brunswick Cultural Center and its Arts Partners thrive to establish New Brunswick as the premier arts and entertainment destination in New Jersey.