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Cooperative Extension

Camden County Environmental Center
Home of Rutgers Cooperative Extension

1301 Park Blvd
, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002

Office Hours: 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM Monday-Friday

Garden Helpline: 9 AM - 12 Noon Monday-Friday

Email garden questions to the Master Gardeners:
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What is Cooperative Extension?

Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station (NJAES) Cooperative Extension county offices are your first stop for all kinds of information and assistance regarding 4-H, Agriculture, Family and Community Health Sciences, Marine Science and Natural Resources and the Environment. 

Cooperative Extension is a unique collaboration between Rutgers, The State University, the Camden County Board of Freeholders and the United States Department of Agriculture. As the community outreach arm of the University, our goal is to help the diverse population of Camden County adapt to a rapidly changing society and improve lives and communities through educational programs that are science based.  Program thrusts in Camden County include:

4-H Youth Development:

4-H has something for just about everyone, wherever they live. in a city, a town or in the country. 4-H is where there's fun in learning and learning in fun! Youth from Kindergarten to one year after High School can join a 4-H club, go to camp, or take part in a county fair. Adults and teens can volunteer to help youth learn and have fun.

Master Gardeners:

Rutgers-trained Master Gardeners volunteers handle questions from the public through the Rutgers Master Gardeners Helpline. When necessary, Rutgers faculty and professional staff can answer questions, diagnose plant pest and disease problems, and identify plants and insects.

Family and Consumer Sciences:

Family and Community Health Sciences (FCHS) helps people stay healthy, enjoy life, be active, and reduce health care costs. Many of today's health problems--obesity, heart disease, diabetes, and cancer--can be reduced through good nutrition and a healthy life style. FCHS encourages today's busy families and individuals to learn more and make personal choices to improve health. Camden County does not currently have a FCHS faculty/staff but the office can refer you to the appropriate person in another county. Call (856) 216-7130 for information 

Expanded Food & Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP):

EFNEP helps limited-resource families and youth improve their eating behaviors and contributes to other personal development skills through behaviorally focused nutrition education. Call the Camden office at (856) 225-6169

Natural Resources and the Environment:

Helps consumers, agriculture and other businesses develop and implement practices that maintain an efficient balance among the environment, human health, and economic benefits. Contact the office at ((856) 216-7130) for additional information.

Commercial Agriculture:

Garden State farmers in facing the challenge of operating a business in a heavily regulated environment, while enhancing market potential and using integrated management systems that are profitable, environmentally sound, and socially and politically acceptable. While Camden County does not currently have an Agricultural Agent the office can refer you to the appropriate person in another county. Call (856) 216-7130 for information.

The Greenhouse/Floriculture Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Program is an educational delivery program for commercial growers of annual and perennial flowers, herbs and vegetable transplants in New Jersey.  Call (856) 216-7130 for information about this program.

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