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How to Become a Rutgers Master Gardener of Camden County Volunteer

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Mission

"Deliver horticulture programs and factual information to the general public."

Rutgers Master Gardeners receive in-depth, hands-ontraining in horticulture from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey faculty and professional staff.

Some basic topics include plant biology, propagation, soil science, and disease, and pest control. There is a fee to cover material and program costs. (Scholarships are available.)

In exchange for the training, Rutgers Master Gardeners agree to volunteer a certain number of hours, working in their community in programs sponsored by the Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station (NJAES). Successful graduates of the training become Certified Rutgers Master Gardeners after they complete their volunteer service.

The training program begins in February and runs through April. Classes meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9 a.m. until 12 noon.

If you are interested, contact Becki at szkotak@njaes.rutgers.edu for more information.