2015-2016 Master Gardener Class Schedule

September 9
Rutgers, NJAES & Cooperative Extension Master Gardener Program Overview
Jan Zientek, County Extension Department Head, Agricultural Senior Program Coordinator. Cooperative Extension of Essex County Rutgers New Jersey

September 16
Soils and Fertilizers
Stephanie Murphy, Ph.D.,  Director, Rutgers Soil Testing Laboratory at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey

September 23
Botany
Jan Zientek, County Extension Department Head, Agricultural Senior Program Coordinator. Cooperative Extension of Essex County Rutgers New Jersey

September 30
Earthwise Lawn Care
William T. Hlubik, County Extension Dept. Head, Agricultural Agent, Cooperative Extension of Middlesex County, Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station

October 7
Plant Nutrition and Soil
Joseph R. Heckman, Specialist in Soil Fertility, Dept. of Plant Biology and Pathology,  Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

October 14
Water Conservation

Amy Rowe, Environmental and Resource Management Agent, Cooperative Extension of Essex/Passaic County, Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station

October 21
Pruning
Brendan Huggins, Manager of Horticulture, Greenwood Gardens, Short Hills, NJ

October 28
Composting
Gray Russell, Sustainability Officer Township of Montclair, NJ

November 4
Community Gardens
Jan Zientek, County Extension Department Head, Agricultural Senior Program Coordinator. Cooperative Extension of Essex County Rutgers New Jersey

November 11 Veteran’s Day Closed

November 18
Intro to Entomology
Joseph Gyurian, Horticultural Consultant, Cooperative Extension of Somerset County Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station

December 16
Plant Pathology
Richard Buckley, Director, Plant Diagnostic Lab and Nematode Detection Service, Ralph Geiger Turfgrass Education Center, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

*WINTER BREAK*