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Gloucester County to offer Volunteer Gardener Program

Gloucester County's Office of Land Preservation is now accepting applications for their 2017 Gloucester County Certified Gardener Program. 

Freeholder Director Robert M. Damminger said, "The Certified Gardener Program is the perfect way to combine your passion for gardening or landscaping with your desire to help your neighbors and community."

Freeholder Frank J. DiMarco, Liaison to the Office of Land Preservation, said, “This program will provide extensive hands on training in a variety of horticulture topics taught by experienced leaders in the industry.”

The participants will receive a minimum of 50 hours of training and in exchange for the training, the individual is asked to volunteer 60 hours back to the program.  The volunteer activities range from staffing displays at community days, assisting county residents with their gardening and insect problems, teaching gardening classes to youth and adults,  and assisting the county, municipalities and local organizations with community beautification projects.

DiMarco added, “If you have an interest in gardening and volunteering, this program is for you.  Both beginners and experienced gardeners will gain valuable knowledge and experience through this exciting program.”

Classes will be held on Wednesday mornings in the auditorium of the Office of Government Services, Building A, located at 1200 N Delsea Drive, Clayton, from 9 a.m. until noon, starting in Jan. 2017 and will run through the end of May. 

For more information, or to receive an application for the program, call The Office of Land Preservation’s Certified Gardeners at 856-307-6456 or email