Rutgers Master Gardeners Program Now Accepting Volunteers
- Organization: Rutgers Cooperative Extension
- Causes: Environmental
- Date(s): Ongoing
A new season of Rutgers Master Gardener classes will be starting soon at the Middlesex County EARTH Center, located at Davidson’s Mill Pond Park, 42 Riva Ave. in South Brunswick.
Master Gardeners are community volunteers, trained in earth-friendly gardening and environmental principles. Lecture classes meet once per week for three hours from mid September through mid April. The 60-70 hours of classroom instruction includes practical field experience.
Outdoor, hands-on garden classes meet weekly for three hours from mid April through mid September.
Lecture topics include sound gardening techniques, composting, creative methods of conserving resources and horticulture therapy.
The program also requires participants to volunteer service towards Extension projects, activities and events throughout the year.
For more information, or to register, call (732) 398-5262.
The Master Gardeners newsletter can be viewed at www.mgmcnj.org.