The “14th Annual Sustainable Homes & Habitats Gingerbread Contest & Exhibit” is an opportunity to create a unique gingerbread house with natural accents and green building design features. Sustainable Gingerbread Homes will be on display from Wednesday, December 5 through Saturday, December 15. Prizes will be awarded in various categories. Call the Environmental Center at 973-228-8776 to register or for more information. All entries must be registered by Saturday, December 1 and submitted by Monday, December 3rd. Prizes will be awarded, in various categories on Monday, December 17th Location: Essex County Environmental Center 621B Eagle Rock Avenue Roseland, NJ Call the Environmental Center at 973.228.8776 to register or for more information.
“Horticulture for Seniors” is for senior citizens. Join the Rutgers Master Gardeners of Essex County for this horticulture class especially designed for senior citizens. The topic for December is Greens for the Holiday Season. Meet in Garibaldi Hall. This is a free program. Advance registration is required one week prior to program. For registration or more information, call Helen at 973-731-0717 or the Master Gardner Helpline at 973-228-2210. Horticulture for Seniors will be held as follows: Date: Monday, December 17, 2018 Time: 1 p.m. Place: Essex County Environmental Center Garibaldi Hall 621A Eagle Rock Avenue Roseland, NJ
“Green Gifts, Holiday Papermaking and Gift Tag Creation” is for all ages. Learn how to make recycled paper and gift tags from colored construction paper scraps, scented herbs and old holiday cards. The whole family can join in on making these colorful additions to their holiday gifts. Also, make a gift from nature of your choice – beeswax candle, multi-purpose body scrub, herb sachet, picture frame or recycled bird feeder. Participants may make more than one “green gift,” but additional fees apply. By reducing waste and recycling materials, the availability of resources can be extended and environmental stewardship can be promoted. Cost is $15 per adult, $12 per child and $5 per additional gift. For more information, call 973-228-8776. Pre-registration and a minimum number of participants are required. Green Gifts will be held as follows: Date: Saturday, December 22, 2018 Time: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Place: Essex County Environmental Center 621B Eagle Rock Avenue Roseland, NJ