Egg Harbor Organic Gardening Course; Monroe Adult Caregiver Lecture; Platelet Donations Needed

Sources: Press of Atlantic City;;

Whether you are an organic gardening newbie or an experienced gardener, the Organic Gardening Course for Food Production will provide you with skills and information for making a great garden.

This training, offered by the Northeast Organic Farming Association of New Jersey, will teach how to improve and prepare your soil and how to plant crops from spring through fall. Discover how to manage weeds, diseases, insects and critters using time-tested methods.

Instructor Al Johnson has farmed and gardened organically for 40 years. The course will be offered 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 30, at the Atlantic County Utilities Authority Recycling Center, 6700 Delilah Road, Egg Harbor Township.

The fee is $30 for Northeast Organic Farming Association of New Jersey members; $40 nonmembers. Lunch is provided at no extra cost: Walk-ins are welcome.
For registration and more information, see

Parker at Monroe Adult Day Center is a not-for-profit organization committed to supporting caregivers of older adults. To learn more about caregiving and connect with peers, there will be a Caregiver Conference held from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on April 13 at 200 Overlook Dr., Monroe Township.

Feature presentations will be from: Geriatrician Dr. Fred Kobylarz of Monroe RWJ Hospital on the importance of the Medicare Annual Wellness Visit as it relates to memory loss; Jason Alguram on legal issues relating to long-term care planning; and John Dulog, an occupational therapist, will review home safety strategies and fall prevention tips.

This is a free event; however, registration is required by contacting Rachel Kallish at 609-655-6853 or r kallish @ parker life. org.


Platelets are colorless cell fragments whose main function is to stick to the lining of blood vessels and stop bleeding. More than 50% of all donated platelets go to cancer patients: some types of chemotherapy can lowers the production of platelets.

Platelets have a very short shelf life of only 5 days, which is why there is always a need for donations. Click for more info and the nearest donation site.

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