Mater Gardeners of Bergen County Meetings & Lectures
Rutgers Cooperative Extension offices,
1 Bergen County Plaza, Hackensack, Bergen, New Jersey 07601
Meetings are generally on the fourth Tuesdays and start with
refreshments at 7:00 PM. Students and Guest are
Welcome! Here are the upcoming dates: 2017:
Jan 24, Feb
28, Mar28, April 25, May 23, No Summer Meetings, Sept 26, Oct
24, Nov 28
Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Bergen County
Oct 6 Orientation to Course; Introductions
Integrated Pest Management Basics
Oct 20 Fall Planting w/
Bergen County Environmental Council
Baylor Massacre Burial Site County Park; River Vale; 10:00
Oct 27 Landscape IPM; Best Management Practices
(BMP’s) Joel Flagler
Turf IPM; Best Management Practices;
PRO-Fact Joel Flagler
10 No Class; Veterans Day Holiday
Nov 17 Soil
Joel Flagler Nov 24
Class Thanksgiving Recess
Dec. 1 Ethnobotany &
Dec 8 Horticultural Therapy; Aged; Developmentally
Disabled Joel Flagler
12/15/17-1/26/18; Next semester starts Feb 2, 2018)
Garden Clubs and Society Meetings
7:30 pm, Garden Club of Harrington Park, Harrington Park
Library, 2nd floor, 10 Herring St., Harrington Park. Speaker: Chris
Rubino, sales manager, Monrovia Growers. Topic: Trends in
Nov. 6 11:30 am, Tenafly Garden Club, Davis
Johnson Park and Gardens, Tenafly. Speaker: Arnie Friedman. Topic:
Less lawn, less maintenance. Fee $10; proceeds to benefit the
Tenafly Garden Club Rutgers Gardens Scholarship Fund.
7 pm, Friends of the Hackensack River Greenway Through Teaneck,
Rodda Center, Room MP 1, 250 Colonial Court (enter from Palisade
Avenue), Teaneck. Speaker: Julia Somers, executive director, NJ
Highlands Coalition. Topic: Highlands of New Jersey. Business
meeting followed by speaker at 7:30.
Nov. 8 7 pm, Wyckoff
Area Garden Club, Wyckoff Public Library, 200 Woodland Ave.,
Wyckoff. Speaker: Sharon Ma. Topic: Grow succulents all year
Nov. 8 7:30 pm, Garden Club of Oakland, Oakland
Senior Center, 20 Lawlor Drive, Oakland. Speaker: Paul Kubarych.
Topic: Landscape design in your garden.
Nov. 9 7 pm, Teaneck
Garden Club, Rodda Center, Room MP 2B, 250 Colonial Court (enter
from Palisade Avenue), Teaneck. Speaker: Bill Muzychko, fig grower.
Topic: Growing figs.
Nov. 13 7 pm, Sun Dial Garden Club,
Meadowbrook Elementary School, 50 Piermont Ave., Hillsdale. Speaker:
Marc Gussen, naturalist, Closter Nature Center. Topic: Hydroponics -
a gardening alternative to dirt. Nov. 13 7:30 pm, Bergenfield Garden
Club, Cooper’s Pond clubhouse, 133-153 W. Church St., Bergenfield.
Speaker: Karyn Glover. Topic: Mushrooms.
Nov. 14 7 pm, Ramsey
Area Garden Club, Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, 55 Wyckoff Ave.
at Woodland Avenue, Ramsey. Speaker: George Nixon. Topic:
Dragonflies and damselflies.
Nov. 14 7:45 pm, Glen Rock
Garden Club, Municipal Annex, 678 Maple Ave., Glen Rock. Speaker:
Tom Vielbig, board president, Friends of the Glen Rock Arboretum.
Topic: Exploring new opportunities at the Thielke Arboretum.
Nov. 15 7 pm, Hasbrouck Heights Garden Club, Hasbrouck Heights
Library, 2nd-floor meeting room, 320 Boulevard, Hasbrouck Heights.
Speaker: Shannon Mulligan-Mayernik, herbalist and plant medicine
maker. Topic: Medicinal herbs.
Nov. 15 7:45 pm, Allendale
Garden Club, 5 Boroline Road, Saddle River (Brighton Gardens).
Speaker: Eric Rohsler, Rohsler’s Allendale Nursery. Topic: Meet the
Nov. 21 7 pm, Backyard Garden Club, sponsored by
the Friends of the River Vale Free Public Library, River Vale
Library, 412 Rivervale Road, River Vale. Speaker: Ruth Hayden.
Topic: Private gardens designed by Chinese painters.
Deadline for the Horticulture Grapevine is the 25th of the prior
To submit information about garden club
meetings, contact Josie Ko at
To submit information about plant
society meetings, contact Catie Farahat at