Thursday, February 9, 2023
Gardening Education Series & Rutgers Master Gardener Volunteer Training- Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Cape May County is offering Gardening Education and Rutgers Master Gardener Volunteer training beginning February 9, 2023.The Gardening Education Series is open to anyone who wishes to learn more about gardening.This course is designed as a horticultural education program for home gardeners.
Online classroom instruction will run Thursday evenings, February 9th – May 25th, from 6:30-8:30 pm (2-hour lectures with question and answers session following). The program consists of 16 content expert lectures and additional prerecorded webinars and elective content. Topics include but are not limited to botany, soils, entomology, plant pathology, pruning, lawn care, vegetables, small fruits, tree fruits, ornamental plants and composting.
During the course, you will have the opportunity to apply your understanding through a variety of activities and discussions.
Cost for the program is $250.00.
In Cape May County this course serves as part of the certification process for becoming a Rutgers Certified Master Gardener Volunteer.
For those students who wish to continue on to become trained Rutgers Master Gardener Volunteers, there will be additional classes, field trips and training. Attendance in the Gardening Education Series is mandatory for becoming a Rutgers Master Gardener Volunteer in Cape May County.
In order to become a Rutgers Master Gardener in Cape May County, students must complete 60 hours of training: 32 hours from the Gardening Education Series and 28 additional training hours that will include, but is not limited to, local field trips, in person presentations, online recorded content, quizzes, and volunteer training.
To register, please follow link: https://go.rutgers.edu/hbl1nnbk
Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Cape May County
Jen Sawyer Caraballo, 609-465-5115, ext. 3615