Volunteers will be staffing the phones every Monday and Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 3 pm. Residents are invited to bring their sick indoor or outdoor plants, bug-eaten leaves and flowers or insect samples to the Helpline office located in the Lakeland Complex, Building A, on the first floor.
“The Helpline is a great way for gardeners of all skill levels to address concerns with their plants and gain more knowledge on gardening,” said Commissioner Jon Young, liaison to the Camden County Department of Sustainability. “From tips on vegetable gardening to identifying weeds and more, the Helpline is here to ensure that Camden County gardeners have all the tools and information they need.”
The volunteers can also help first time gardeners learn about soil preparation and plant selection and placement. Call 856-216-7130 to speak with a gardener or email questions and photos to NJgarden@camdencounty.com. Masks are required for any in person visits to the Helpline office.
Helpline topics include:
- Vegetable, fruit and flower gardening
- Insect pests and plant diseases
- Weed identification and control
- Houseplant care
- Container gardening
- Pruning and care of shrubs and trees
- Lawn and landscape care
- Water conservation and support of beneficial wildlife
The Gardeners’ headquarters, including a large greenhouse, education garden, and hydroponics is located at the County Office of Sustainability’s Lakeland Complex in Gloucester Township.
You can learn more about the program here.