july, 2018

14jul11:00 amBlueberries – New Jersey’s Wonder Fruit


Event Details

The cultivated blueberry has its roots in the Pinelands of New Jersey. Elizabeth White along with Dr. Fredrick Coville, proved that the “swamp huckleberry” could be cultivated. Learn the history of this fascinating berry and the contributions New Jersey horticulturist Elizabeth White of Whitesbog made to their cultivation in the early 1900s in Burlington County. Today the blueberry is touted as the wonder fruit with a host of healthful benefits. Learn the history, health benefits and a variety of ways to prepare and savor these berries.

Program free and open to the Public.  This Public Scholars Project program is offered by the New Jersey Council of the Humanities, a state partner of the National Endowment of the Humanities.


(Saturday) 11:00 am EST


Red Bank Public Library

84 W. Front St., Red bank, NJ 07701

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