Master gardener class offered

Master gardener
class offered

Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Monmouth County is once again offering a 10-week master gardener course.

To qualify as a master gardener, the applicant must live in Monmouth County, be available to attend all the classes, held Tuesday and Thursday mornings, and have a genuine commitment to provide gardening information and service to the community, according to a press release.

Classroom training covers a broad range of horticultural topics, from soils to lawns to composting and entomology. Instructors are extension specialists from all over the state, educators from Rutgers University and Brookdale Community College, and area experts.

In return for the 60 hours of training, the master gardener must volunteer 60 hours to the community.

To request an application, or for more information, contact Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Monmouth County, (732) 431-7260. Classes will run for 10 weeks, starting Feb. 24. Class size is very limited. Application must be received by Jan. 2. Applicants will be notified of acceptance by Feb. 1. There is a one-time fee of $150 to cover speaker fees, texts and materials.