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Rescheduled Continuing Education Meeting on Orchids, April 18 at 7:30 pm

Posted by on Mar 30, 2018 in News and Events

Please join us for our rescheduled continuing education meeting, April 18 at 7:30, in the RCE Meeting Room, 300 North Ave East, Westfield 
The mystique of orchids has captivated the imaginations of explorers and enthusiasts for centuries. Al Macaoay of Great Swamp Greenhouses in Gillette, NJ, will present a beginner’s guide to this group of flowering plants which comprises  hundreds of genera and over 25,000 species. He will cover taxonomy, physiology, culture and tips for home care. His particular interests are vanda falcata, paphiopedilum and natural mounted species.
You are welcome to bring a friend. Please RSVP to Tina Helmstetter at
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Community Gardening “Train-the Trainer” program April 19

Posted by on Mar 29, 2018 in Continuing Education, News and Events

Hello Master Gardeners,

Master Gardener Coordinators are offering regional Community Gardening “Train the Trainer” programs.  Our goal is to provide Master Gardeners with community gardening curriculum that can be used to educate community and school groups about the many aspects of vegetable community gardening.  Each participant will be given the curriculum on a jump drive.  In Union County, we use this curriculum for our summer evening “Community Gardening Series” at Trailside and when we get requests for speakers from community organizations.

The program for Northern New Jersey will be on Thursday, April 19 at the Frelinghuysen Arboretum in Morris Township.  5.5 Continuing Education credits will be offered for this program. Please register by Friday April 13.  Please see the flyer for registration information:


The workshop will also be offered on April 18 in Atlantic County and June 14 in Ocean County. Master Gardeners are welcome to attend any of the training programs.

Hope to see you there!



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Master Gardener Education and Committee Meetings Rescheduled Again

Posted by on Mar 20, 2018 in News and Events

With a forecast of 5 to 10 inches of snow in the afternoon and evening of March 21, we have decided to cancel the education meeting and the Committee Chair meetings.

The education meeting is rescheduled for April 18 at 7:30 pm.

The Committee Chair meeting will be held on April 4 at 7:30 pm.   The large room is available, but Madeline will not be able to attend because she has a conflict.

The monthly meeting of the Executive Board will be held on April 4 at 6 pm.

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March Newsletter

Posted by on Mar 12, 2018 in News and Events, Newsletters and Bulletins

Hello Master Gardeners,

March has certainly arrived like a lion!  Here is our March newsletter:




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MG Committe Chairs and Executive Board Meetings Resheduled

Posted by on Mar 7, 2018 in News and Events

Hello Master Gardeners,

Hope you are keeping safe and enjoying the snow today. Due to the weather,  we have rescheduled the MG Executive Board Meeting to Wednesday March 14, from 6:00 to 7:30 pm.  The Committee Chairs Communication meeting will be held on Wednesday March 21 from 6:00 – 7:30 pm  before  our regularly schedule monthly educational meeting which will begin at 7:30.


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Home Gardeners School Scholarship Opportunity

Posted by on Mar 5, 2018 in News and Events

Applications are now being accepted for consideration from Certified Active Union County Master Gardeners (CAMGs) for 2 scholarships for Rutgers Home Gardeners School, courtesy of the Union County Master Gardeners. The Rutgers Home Gardener School will be held on Saturday, March 17, 2018, 9am-4pm on the Rutgers Cook/Douglass Campus in New Brunswick. Please click on the link for program and registration information.

Online registration will close on March 11, 2018.

Applicants must be able to attend on March17, 2018.  The Master Gardener Executive Board will select the scholarship recipients.

The scholarship recipients are responsible for registering for the Home Garden School program and paying the appropriate registration fee. After attending the HGS program, the awardees must submit proof of attendance and the reservation fee receipt to the RMGUC Treasurer who will process the reimbursement check.

Deadline for the Union County scholarship applications is March 9, 2018.

Please note: only the registration fee is reimbursed, the CAMG is responsible for paying any additional fees or box lunch.

You can apply by sending an email to or dropping off a note at the Extension Office.

Criteria for application:
Individual must be a CAMG with over 100 (cumulative ) hours of volunteer service. Individual has demonstrated outstanding contribution to the Rutgers Master Gardeners of Union County program and/or dedication to a Rutgers Master Gardener committee. Individual has not been awarded a scholarship in the prior three(3) calendar years.

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Reminder: The Next MG Communications Meeting is Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Posted by on Mar 4, 2018 in News and Events

The next meeting of all Committee Chairs and the Executive Board will be held at 7:30 pm, Wednesday, March 7, in the meeting room of the RCE, 300 North Avenue East, Westfield, NJ. Everyone is invited to attend and discuss any concerns.

Preceding the Communications Meeting, the Executive Board will meet at 6:30 pm.

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