Discover the Power of Plants at the Ocean County Library Jackson Branch
JACKSON – They’re placid outside, complex inside, often very tasty, and virtually all living things depend on them. Learn about the value of plants during “Pass The Plants, Please,” 2 PM Friday, July 15 at the Ocean County Library Jackson Branch. Rutgers Master Gardener Georgina Price will take attendees inside the lives of these remarkable organisms that supply food, shelter, and oxygen. Her presentation will illustrate various roots, stems, leaves, flowers, and seeds that are consumed every day.  The program will also explain why plants are the origin of dairy products, meats, breads and other comestibles. Viewers will learn about the fruits of plants which are commonly considered vegetables, and will discover the roles of plants in pizza and other treats. Attendees will also gain an understanding of how plants derive their own nutrition, protect their seeds, transport water internally, and provide their own supportive frameworks.  Registration at www.theoceancountylibrary.org/events is required for this free program, which is open to all ages. For information, visit the Branch, 2 Jackson Drive, or call (732) 928-4400,