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Union County Master Gardener ‘Summer 2019’ Newsletter

Posted by on Jul 17, 2019 in News and Events

Hello Master Gardeners,

Please see attached ‘Summer 2019’ newsletter.

Summer 2019 MG Newsletter

Best Regards,



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Vegetable Gardening Series 2019

Posted by on Jul 12, 2019 in News and Events

Hello Master Gardeners,

We will be having the evening Vegetable Gardening Series this July & August in the Sharing Garden and Annex on July 22, July 31 and August 15 from 6 pm – 8pm.  We will meet at the TMA room in the old museum building , have a 1 hour tour of the garden focusing on the topic for the evening and then a 1 hour lecture in the TMA room.  Please park in the main Trailside Parking Lot.

The program is open to the public, so please bring friends!  2 CEU’s will be awarded for each program.  Here are the details:

RCE Vegetable Series Flyer 2019

Please be sure to register for the program.  If you would like to volunteer to help with parking, registrations, preparing handouts or assisting with tours, please email Madeline at


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Rutgers Master Gardener Apparel Order by July 17

Posted by on Jul 12, 2019 in News and Events

Hello Master Gardeners,

The State MG Association is offering official Master Gardener Apparel.  Check out the aprons, tee shirts, polo shirts, hats and lanyards that are available for individual purchase at:

The website will close for orders on Wednesday July 17.



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Continuing Ed Opportunities for Summer and Early Fall

Posted by on Jul 1, 2019 in News and Events

Hello Master Gardeners

Here is a list of upcoming events you may be interested in attending.  Most of the events have been approved for Continuing Education Units (CEU’s). Most tours, culinary classes and hobby related events are not, but you might enjoy for personal interest.  Thanks to Tina Helmstetter for compiling the list.  If you have any events to be considered for our fall CEU list, please send the information to Tina at

Ceu Summer 2019 – Sheet1

For our recent MG graduates, you do not need to start accumulating CEU’s until January 2020.  Active members, we ask you to accumulate 10 CEU’s during the calendar year.  There are free programs available, such as our monthly MG meetings.

Save the date Saturday October 5 for the State Master Gardener Conference at Rutgers.  This year the conference will feature speakers on climate change, hydroponics and plant diseases.  Stay tuned, details and registration information will be posted at a later date.



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MG Picnic June 22 Cancelled

Posted by on Jun 20, 2019 in News and Events


Due to a low number of RSVP’s for the MG picnic scheduled for Saturday June 22, the event has been cancelled.


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MG Picnic This Weekend – June 22 !

Posted by on Jun 17, 2019 in News and Events

Annual Master Gardener Friends and Family Picnic at the Demo Garden

SATURDAY, JUNE 22 – 2PM  –  Rain date – Sunday, June 23

PLEASE RSVP As Soon As Possible!


Time to kick back and relax!

Come and enjoy the gardens and the company of other Master Gardeners. A great day to reconnect with Master Gardeners you know, and meet new ones! Your family or friends are invited to join you. (We’d love to meet them also) The Garden Committee will provide burgers, hot dogs and beverages. Please bring an appetizer, salad or dessert and a lawn chair to sit on. We also need a few “Grilling Masters” who love to cook and a few people to shop and help set up and clean up.


RSVP To Ann Burgmeyer – 908-578-1068

Or via email:

To let her know what you are bringing and if you can help.

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Union County Master Gardener ‘June’ Newsletter

Posted by on Jun 7, 2019 in News and Events

Hello Master Gardeners,

Please see attached June newsletter.

June 2019 MG Newsletter


Best Regards,

Tamisha Hopkins

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Join us for the Annual Master Gardener Picnic, Saturday, June 22nd

Posted by on Jun 7, 2019 in Events

Come one, come all to our annual Master Gardener Picnic on

Saturday, June 22, from 2-5pm
(rain date Sunday, June 23)
at our Demonstration Garden at Trailside

Now that the work of our successful Spring Garden Fair is over and our new beds have been weeded and planted, we can gather to party in the garden. We welcome family members and friends, who might be interested in our Master Gardener program. It is a chance to meet other MG’s both old and new. The Garden Committee will supply hamburgers, hot dogs, and beverages.

Please bring a lawn chair and an appetizer, salad, or dessert to share. It is helpful to bring a label to identify the ingredients.

We can also use some help with the shopping, setup and clean up along with some “Grill Masters” who like to cook.

Please RSVP to Ann Burgmeyer at or 908-273-2357, please let her know if you will be attending and if you can volunteer to help out.

For planning purposes, please include the following information when you RSVP:
 Your name
 Contact information
 Number attending
 What you will bring
 If you can help out

Looking forward to a beautiful day in the garden
Thank you

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REMINDER: It’s Not too Late to Trade in Those Invasive Plants! Plant Swap Tomorrow (Thursday June 6) at Demo Garden

Posted by on Jun 5, 2019 in News and Events

It’s a nice day to be out weeding any invasive plants that may have dared to grow on your property!  You can bring them to the County Parks “Plant Swap Program”  tomorrow night, Thursday June 6, from 5:30 – 8 pm at the demonstration garden.  You will receive a native plant courtesy of the county. There will be tours focusing on  strategies for removing invasive species and ideas for native plants to incorporate into the home landscape. Please see the flyer below:

Plant Swap Shop flyer

If you would like to volunteer to help with this event please arrive at 5 pm.

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Demonstration Garden Docents Sought

Posted by on Jun 3, 2019 in News and Events

Demonstration Garden Docents Needed!

The Union County Master Gardeners are starting a Docent Program for the Demonstration Garden at Trailside. This new project is in cooperation with Reeves-Reed Arboretum.

The idea is to have Master Gardener Docents who can give tours to garden clubs and other community organizations who are interested in visiting our beautiful gardens. The Docents would also have the opportunity to volunteer at Reeves Reed Arboretum. In addition to receiving Master Gardener volunteer hours, volunteers who give tours at the Arboretum would be eligible to receive a complimentary Arboretum membership, after 12 hours of volunteer activity.

Want to be a part of this new and exciting project? There are a couple of ways to get involved:
1. We are looking for volunteers who enjoy doing plant research, to write a “script” for the docents to use as background information, about the garden, when giving the tours.

2. We are also looking for Master Gardeners who would like to be tour guides. We will have a training program at Trailside for the docents, sometime in the near future.

If you are interested, please contact Althea Llewellyn, by email or text at, 908-720-4330 or Madeline Flahive DiNardo,, 908-654-9854 ext. 4

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