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2016 Gloucester County Certified Gardener Program

(Clayton, NJ) -- Gloucester County's Office of Land Preservation is now accepting applications for their 2016 Gloucester County Certified Gardener Program.

Freeholder Director Robert M. Damminger said, "This program is the perfect fit for the experienced gardener and those just learning how to garden."

The program offers a minimum of 50 hours of training in a variety of Horticultural topics taught by leaders in the horticultural industry. In exchange for the training the individual is asked to volunteer 60 hours back to the program. The volunteer activities vary from staffing displays at community days, assisting county residents with their gardening and insects problems, teaching gardening classes to youth and adults and assisting the county, municipalities and local organizations with community beautification projects.

Freeholder Frank J. DiMarco, Liaison to the Office of Land Preservation, said, “Through this exciting program, both the avid gardener and the newcomer will gain valuable knowledge and experience.”

Classes will be held on Wednesday mornings in the auditorium of the Office of Government Services Building located at 1200 N. Delsea Drive, Clayton, NJ from 9 a.m. to noon starting in Jan. 2016.

For more information or an application, please call 856-307-6456 or email .