Plant a Row for the Hungry - Master Gardeners, Monmouth County, New Jersey

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Plant a Row for the Hungry - Master Gardeners, Monmouth County, New Jersey

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  • 1. MASTER GARDENER COMMUNITY SERVICES MASTER GARDENERS Of MONMOUTH COUNTY COMMUNITY SERVICESSpeakers Bureau Master Gardener ScholarshipThe Speakers Bureau fulfills requests The Master Gardener Association of The Rutgers Master Gardenerfor horticultural presentations to cvic Monmouth County offers a higher educa- (MG) program of Monmouth organiza- tion scholar- tions and ship to Mon- County is a community service the gen- mouth County program providing Monmouth eral pub- residents ma- County residents with lic. joring in a horticultural information, field of plant education and activities pertaining science in a to their landscape and gardening two- or four-year institution.. endeavors.Plant a Row for the Hungry Children’s School Program This program plans and develops chil-(PAR) dren’s educational programs for Mon-The MG PAR garden is inspired by mouth Countythe Garden Writers of America re- schools. We quest to can provide plant an grant opportu- extra row nity links, gar- in the d en th e me vegetab l e ideas and les- Services (732-303-7614): garden for Helpline son plan ideas. the hun- Speakers Bureau gry. Utiliz- Junior Master Gardeners®ing a 2500 square foot garden behindthe Agricultural building, each in- RUTGERS COOPERATIVE EXTENSION Children’s School Program MASTER GARDENERS Children’s Festivalcoming MG class grows a wide vari- 4000 KOZLOSKI RD, BOX 5033,ety of vegetables to be donated to lo- FREEHOLD, NJ 07728 Community Projectscal food banks. Last year, over a ton 732-303-7614 Scholarshipsof food was grown and donated. EMAIL: mgarden@co.monmouth.nj.us Plant a Row for the Hungry Spring Garden Day Plant Sale Horticultural Enrichment
  • 2. MASTER GARDENER COMMUNITY SERVICESJunior Master Gardeners ® Horticultural Enrichment Children’s FestivalIn an 8-week class, children ages 9-11 This program is dedicated to bringing This program provides our Festival forreceive hands-on gardening experience enjoyable and educational therapeutic children, “Bugs, Birds and Beyond”, through co- activities to specialized which incorpo- operative groups, such as the rates games, learning, physically or mentally crafts and gar- practical ex- handicapped as well as den tours. The perience, individuals located in highlight is a community nursing homes, deten- live play of the service and tion centers, or in tran- metamorphosis an opportu- sitional housing facili- of the Monarch Butterfly.nity to enter the Home and Garden ties.competition at the Monmouth CountyFair. Helpline (732-303-7614) Helpline is a community resource for information and answers to horticul-Spring Garden Day turally-relatedSpring Garden Day provides Mon- Community Projects MGs advise public groups on how to de- questions. Lo-mouth County residents the opportu- cated in the nity to pur- sign, prepare, plant, and maintain gar- dens including Agricultural chase quality building in annuals, per- community vegetable gar- Freehold, ennials, vege- Master Gar- table plants, dens, rain gar- dens and those deners handle phone, email and walk- trees and in inquiries, as well as, perform pH soil shrubs at a at various pub- lic sites. Addi- testing while on the Helpline shift. reasonable Helpline is open Monday to Friday, 9cost. Also offered are free seminars on tionally, MGs staff educational booths at public events AM-to 4 PM.gardening topics given by Master Gar- 732-303-7614.deners. such as environmental and county fairs. Email: mgarden@co.monmouth.nj.us Cooperating Agencies: Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and County Boards of Chosen Freeholders. Rutgers Cooperative Extension is an equal opportunity program provider and employer. Contact your local Extension Office for information regarding special needs or accommodations. Contact the State Extension Director’s Office if you have concerns related to discrimination, 732-932-5000, ext. 584.