Providing accurate, science-based information and advice to the residents of Cumberland County.
We are here to help with all of your lawn and garden questions. You can visit our office in-person, email, or call for assistance. If you need help diagnosing a plant problem, please view the plant diagnostic checklist below to familiarize yourself with the questions we will ask. Supporting photos can be sent to email@example.com.
Soil and pH Testing
Soil test kits can be purchased from our office in Millville. Completed kits should be sent to the Rutgers Soil Testing Laboratory in New Brunswick. Results are usually available within a week, but turnaround time may vary. We conduct pH testing in our office. Results are usually available the same day. For more information on soil testing, see the links below.
Rutgers Master Gardener Program
Rutgers Master Gardeners are trained volunteers who assist Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station (NJAES) Cooperative Extension in its mission to deliver horticulture programs and information to the general public. Anyone with an interest in gardening and a commitment to volunteer service can become a Rutgers Master Gardener. No previous education or training in horticulture is required. As a Rutgers Master Gardener, you will receive a training in horticulture and opportunities to learn from experts on a variety of topics, while helping out in your community. To maintain your certification, you will need to complete 25 hours of volunteer service and 10 hours of continuing education annually.
The 2023 Garden Education Series is an online class for those interested in learning more about horticulture, and those looking to become Certified Rutgers Master Gardeners. There will be additional assignments and a volunteer service requirement (60 hours) for those who wish to become Master Gardeners. Classes for 2023 begin in February and end in May. Live lectures will be Thursdays from 6:30-8:30 PM. Sign up and find more info at Gardening Education Series – Rutgers University Division of Continuing Studies
Have a Lawn or Garden Question?
Call the Helpline:
856-451-2800, ext. 4
Available Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
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