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October 1, 2016

Course Code: AH0203IA17

The Rutgers Master Gardener Association of New Jersey (RMGANJ) will hold its Annual Conference on Saturday, October 1, 2016 at the Cook Student Center in New Brunswick!

This annual conference gives all Rutgers Master Gardener (RMG) volunteers from across the state the opportunity to meet new friends and reconnect with each other while hearing and learning from noted experts in the wide field of horticulture. In addition, a highlight of the conference is the Annual State Awards, given to individual and team RMG efforts as nominated by their county program leadership. The Garden Market and an optional tour of the nearby Rutgers Gardens or the Living Wall at the Institute of Food, Nutrition and Health complete the day.

About the Rutgers Master Gardeners Association of New Jersey

The Rutgers Master Gardeners Association of New Jersey (RMGANJ) is an organization made up of representatives from each of the county Master Gardener programs. The purpose of RMGANJ is to unite Rutgers Master Gardener programs in a statewide group that will assist Rutgers Cooperative Extension in its basic mission to disseminate research-based information to the general public. It also provides a forum for developing activities in support of Certified Rutgers Master Gardeners/Educators or current Rutgers Master Gardener Interns. RMGANJ consists of representatives from all current programs and designated RCE faculty and staff.


Featured Speakers

Joseph Simcox, Featured Speaker at Rutgers Master Gardener Association Annual Conference

Speaker Name: Joseph Simcox

Topic: Bringing the World to Your Food Garden: The Botanical Forays of Joseph Simcox

Learn more about Joseph Simcox.

Dr. Thomas Molnar, Featured Speaker at Rutgers Master Gardener Association Annual Conference

Speaker Name: Dr. Thomas Molnar

Topic: Hazelnuts: Developing an Old Crop for a New Region

Learn more about Dr. Thomas Molnar.

 

Dr. John Munafo, Featured Speaker at Rutgers Master Gardener Association Annual Conference

Speaker Name: Dr. John Munafo

Topic: The Chocolate Tree: From Ancient Food to Modern Medicine


Post-Conference Tours (Optional)

If you would like to join one of these tours, please indicate your your selection with your registration.

 

Tour Option #1: The Botanical Gardens at Rutgers (unlimited availability)

Rutgers Gardens cultivates inquisitive minds, great plants, and inspired gardening through educational exploration and enjoyment.

 

Tour Option #2: The Living Wall at the Institute of Food, Nutrition and Health (This tour is now at capacity! Please select the Botanical Gardens Tour when registering)

Visit the largest living wall in New Jersey with over 6,000 individual plants representing 72 different species covering 1,300 square feet of wall space.

Registration for this event is now closed. Walk-ins will not be accepted.

For any questions regarding registration, please call
848-932-9271, option 2.

Date & Time

Last Held:
Saturday, October 1, 2016

8:30am – Registration
9:15am – Opening Remarks
3:30pm – Conclusion

Location

Cook Student Center
59 Biel Road
New Brunswick, NJ 08901

Registration Fees

Registration Fee:
TBD

Lunch (optional):
TBD

If purchasing lunch, please be sure to select turkey, roast beef or mozzarella/red pepper when you register. All lunches also include a 12-ounce bottle of Aquafina water; potato chips; lettuce, tomato and pickle; bakeshop cookies, and condiments.

Rutgers Cooperative Extension

Rutgers Cooperative Extension is an equal opportunity program provider and employer. Contact your local Extension Office for information regarding special needs or accommodation. Contact the State Extension Director’s Office if you have concerns relating to discrimination at 848-932-3584.

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