Mission Statement

The Master Gardeners of Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Mercer County is a group of volunteers who provide horticultural information and programs to the community. Trained by faculty and staff of NJAES, Rutgers University, and by horticultural experts, the Master Gardeners are knowledgeable about a wide range of gardening subjects.

To excite, inspire and encourage the residents of Mercer County to participate in the rewarding experience of responsible gardening and pest management.

Our Goals

  • To extend into the community the educational efforts of Rutgers Cooperative Extension by using trained and certified volunteers.
  • To establish educational programs in which Master Gardeners help residents of Mercer County obtain up-to-date recommendations from Rutgers University, the New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
  • To assist individual clients, community groups, or other potential audience by disseminating horticultural, pest control, and related information on the county-supported telephone Helpline and at community outreach events.