(Gloucester Township, NJ) – Registration is now open for the 2024 Certified Gardeners Horticultural Training Program. The program will run from Jan. 23 to April 11 every Tuesday and Thursday morning from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the county’s sustainability campus located at 508 Lakeland Road in Blackwood. To register for the upcoming session visit: Camden County Certified Gardeners | Camden County, NJ
The Camden County Certified Gardeners is an award-winning non-profit volunteer organization whose members are trained county residents interested in increasing gardening knowledge and sharing their expertise with their communities through community outreach.
“The Horticultural Training Program brings gardeners from across the county, at varying skill levels, together to learn directly from professionals,” said Commissioner Jonathan Young, liaison to the Camden County Department of Sustainability. “The gardeners then share their knowledge with other county residents, making their communities greener and more sustainable in the process.”
The 24 educational sessions are taught by college professors and horticulture industry experts. Classes cover a wide variety of gardening topics including plant propagation techniques, composting, pruning, weed identification, vegetable, flower, and fruit gardening, lawn care, native plants, pests and diseases and houseplants.
After completing the course, Certified Gardener assist residents with gardening needs through the Gardening Helpline and at local farm markets, special events, plant clinics and sessions in the county’s libraries.
Candidates for the 2024 class can register online and will be contacted to complete the application process. Residents can contact the Gardening Helpline for assistance at (856) 216-7130, or email at email@example.com or visit the office in person.