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 becomes a Rutgers Master Gardener. No previous education or training in horticulture is required. 

At Montclair Community Farms, Rutgers Master Gardeners earn volunteer hours to start the farm’s crops in the hoop house during the winter months, working in shifts to keep the seedlings watered and they keep the farm in tip-top shape, weeding, watering, pruning, staking and seeding plants throughout the growing season along with the Farmer.


Master Gardeners at the Farm on Orange Road

Farm volunteers work alongside the Rutgers Master Gardeners weekly through the summer during our Plant it Forward volunteer activities. Interested in volunteering at our farm? Check out our Plant it Forward calendar or contact our staff at Volunteer events begin April 2019. Learn more about Rugters Agricultural Experiment Station Cooperative Extension.