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Re: Master Gardeners as a CG resource

  • Subject: Re: [cg] Master Gardeners as a CG resource
  • From: Adam36055@aol.com
  • Date: Thu, 4 Dec 2003 11:33:05 EST


Thanks for coming out of the woodwork!!  I have a job for you - This is the ACGA's web page for community gardens and programs.   Garden Links    Alas, I have only been able to find a separate NJ link for the Denville Community Garden. There isn't one for the gardens attached to the Winterthur and the others.

If you know of any NJ community garden links, could you please send them to this listserve so we can include them on our cg link page?


Subj: [cg] Master Gardeners as a CG resource
Date: 12/3/03 7:59:29 PM Eastern Standard Time
From: zientek@AESOP.Rutgers.edu
To: community_garden@mallorn.com
Sent from the Internet

I thought I'd let folks know that even some staff of Cooperative Extension are
on the ACGA listserv.  I've been lurking here since I arrived back in Newark,
New Jersey (after 20 years in Seattle no less) to run the Rutgers Urban
Gardening Program ... a 26 year old community garden program sponsored by
Rutgers Cooperative Extension.  I also became the Master Gardener program
coordinator for Essex County, and it has been my pleasure to discover how many
Master Gardeners are interested in and help support community gardens in urban
areas (i.e. Newark, East Orange) and suburban areas (i.e. Montclair, West
Orange.)  There are a few MGs who see the program as an exclusive garden club,
but that is far from the mission of Rutgers Cooperative Extension and our staff
work hard at reminding MGs that the program is open to all and is a resource to
every resident of the county.  I'd recommend not giving up all hope of
collaborating with MGs ...

Jan Zientek 

Jan Zientek, County Extension Department Head        voice: 973-353-5525
Rutgers Urban Gardening Program Coordinator         fax:   973-353-1430
Rutgers Cooperative Extension
Rutgers University - The State University of New Jersey
162 Washington St
Newark, NJ 07102

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