Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station | [Cooperative Extension of Bergen County]

Lawn & Garden

Rutgers Master Gardener Program

Rutgers Master Gardener Program Our Master Gardener Program is extremely popular and productive. These dedicated volunteers, trained by Rutgers, are at work throughout the County's Parks and municipalities. They operate a Garden Helpline April through October. Valuable advice is given to homeowners on how to solve garden & landscape problems by applying Integrated Pest Management tactics to minimize the use of pesticides.

Photo: Master Gardener Beautification Project at Van Saun ParkBergen County Master Gardeners also deliver Horticultural Therapy programs in hospitals, nursing homes, mental health facilities and schools. Regular volunteer sites for Master Gardeners include: Bergen County Health Center, Rockleigh; Flat Rock Brook Environmental Center; Garrettson Forge & Farm, Hackensack River Greenway; The Hermitage; McFaul Environmental Center; New Bridge Landing; Skylands NJBT; Teaneck Creek Conservancy; Van Dyke Manor; and Wortendyke Barn.

This year, they joined in an Earth Day planting organized by the Bergen County Soil Conservation District in Van Saun County Park.