The Rutgers Master Gardeners of Sussex County program is a horticultural education, outreach, and service organization administered through Rutgers NJAES Cooperative Extension (RCE) of Sussex County. Rutgers Master Gardener volunteers are trained from February though June to work in all areas of home horticulture, including ornamental horticulture, lawn care, fruit and vegetable culture, Integrated Pest Management (IPM), identification of common home and garden pests, as well as other topic areas. Each Sussex County Rutgers Master Gardener performs sixty hours of service in an RCE outreach effort. Examples of some service areas include: RCE Garden Helpline, delivering educational and horticultural enrichment programs, demonstration and research gardens.
Registration open 12/15/21 – 2/9/22 for the Gardening Education Series 2022 training for volunteers. Follow this link for more information and to register: https://go.rutgers.edu/b404vns
RCE Garden Helpline
The RCE Garden Helpline (973-948-3040) is available Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Master Gardener volunteers assist residents by diagnosing plant problems, recommending proper horticultural practices and by distributing informational fact sheets offered through RCE.
Community Educational Programs
The Rutgers Master Gardeners of Sussex County maintain strong community ties through a number of community projects and programs.