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Rutgers Gardening Series Goes Virtual

Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Cumberland County is collaborating with other Counties to present the Gardening Education Series 2021 on Wednesday evenings from 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm from February 3, 2021 through May 12, 2021. This series is available only on-line and can be considered as pre-requisite educational training for those interested in becoming a Certified Master Gardener volunteer (additional volunteer training required to become certified). The virtual series will be delivered through:

• 15 Live on-line “core” classes will be offered with Rutgers faculty presenter

• Additional webinar content of pre-recorded electives

• Resources for in-home study

• Weekly on-line discussion with the county RCE Program Coordinator

Topics covered in the live on-line core sessions include Turf, Botany, Pruning and Maintenance, Soils, Vegetable Production, Entomology, Plant Pathology, Small Fruit, IPM & Pesticide Safety and Use, Tree Fruit, Woody Trees and Shrubs, Composting and Fertilizers, and Herbaceous Plants.

The class fee of $200 includes on-line instruction and Rutgers Soil Test Kit. Registration and payment deadline is January 22, 2021. Cumberland County residents should register at If you are not a Cumberland County resident, please contact your County Extension office directly to see what programs are being offered in your county. If you have any questions, call 856-451-2800, ext 4, or e-mail