The Rutgers Master Gardeners of Sussex County is a horticultural education, outreach and service program administered through Rutgers NJAES Cooperative Extension (RCE) of Sussex County. Master Gardener volunteers are trained from January though June to work in all areas of home horticulture, including ornamental horticulture, lawn care, fruit and vegetable culture, Integrated Pest Management (IPM), identification of common home and garden pests as well as other topic areas. Currently there are 140 active Master Gardeners in Sussex County.
Each Master Gardener performs one sixty hours of service in a Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Sussex County outreach effort prior to obtaining their certification. There is an annual requirement to perform 25 hours of volunteer service and 10 hours of continuing education to remain certified. How To Become A Master Gardener
The Master Gardeners of Sussex County maintain strong community ties through a number of community garden projects.