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Home Gardeners School @Home Presents

Shake Up Your Bake with Sugar and Spice


Course Code: AH0221WA21

Orange slices and cinnamon sticks on wooden table

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Last Held: November 17, 2020
1:00pm - 2:00pm EST
Please join the online course at 12:45pm EST (15 minutes before the start time).

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Dramatic and distinctive, a tiny amount of Saigon Cinnamon from Vietnam can go a long way in your freshly baked pies or cookies, but your spices need not travel the world to add an exotic twist to your delicious dishes. You can grow many of your own spices (including cinnamon) right here in New Jersey.

Learn how to lace your confectionery creations with the warmest of homegrown flavors at Rutgers Home Gardeners School @Home Edition's one-hour Sugar and Spice Online Course.

In this one-hour online course, Herb Specialist Caren White will discuss:

  • The difference between an herb and a spice
  • The history behind some of the popular spices that we use
  • Why some spices are so expensive
  • Which spices can be grown here in New Jersey
  • How to grow them
  • How to harvest them
  • Which spices cannot be grown here in NJ

It's time to shake up your bakes with sweet and savory spices. Register today!

Meet Your Instructor

Photo of Caren White, Shake Up Your Bake with Sugar and Spice online course instructor.Caren White

Caren White is a Master Gardener and longtime volunteer at Rutgers Gardens, the arboretum and botanical garden of Rutgers University. She serves as the Garden Steward for the Herb Garden and is an active member of the Delaware Valley unit of the Herb Society of America. Affectionately known as "The Herb Lady," Caren is a regular instructor at Rutgers Gardens, the Rutgers Home Gardeners School, and the EARTH Center, which is the agricultural extension office for Middlesex County.

Registration Fee TBD  
Cancellation Fee TBD  

Substitutions are permitted. View cancellation policy.


No meals will be provided at this course.

Accessing this Online Course (It's Easier Than You Think)

Don't worry, taking an online course is more user-friendly than ever. Once you've registered, you will receive a link via email 24 hours before the start of the course. Simply click that link and follow the prompts to allow Webex on your computer, tablet, or smartphone. No microphones or webcams are necessary. If you do not have a microphone on your computer, you will have the option to dial in using a regular telephone to hear the course audio while viewing the course visuals on your device.

New to online learning? No problem! We will be sending out a document with helpful how-to tips for using WebEx to all registrants the day before the course. Plus, join the class a few minutes early at 12:45pm EDT to get comfortable with the platform and see how you can utilize the chat feature to ask questions throughout the course.

Program Coordinator Olga Welsh will be moderating the class and she will be able to assist participants, answer questions, and troubleshoot in case you experience any issues.


  • If this is your first time registering with us, please provide your own unique email address when registering; do not provide an email address that you share with anyone else who will be registering for this course.

  • If you have previously taken classes with us and have used an email address that you share with another person who will also be registering, you must update your account with a unique email address. Click the Register Online button below and sign into your account. On the left side toolbar, click My Account. On the drop-down menu, click Edit Profile/Password. Scroll down to the Email Address field (not the secondary email address field!) and enter your own, individual (not shared!) email address here. Click the Submit button at the bottom to save. If you need assistance updating your account, please email or call (848-932-9271, option 2) our Registration Department.

Note: Pre-registration with payment is required.

We're Here to Help!

Please feel free to reach out to Olga Welsh, program coordinator for this class, at any time with questions! We want to make this a fun, informative, and interactive experience for all participants and are eager to help you in any way we can.

Email: ow31@njaes.rutgers.edu
Phone: 732-735-3121


Sorry, registration is not currently available for this course.

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