Meetings and Events



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                                               Joel Flagler  

Oct 13         Integrated Pest Management Basics                                              Joel Flagler  

Oct  20         Fall Planting w/ Bergen County Environmental Council                            Baylor Massacre Burial Site County Park; River Vale; 10:00 am                                                                                         

Oct 27       Landscape IPM; Best Management Practices (BMP’s)                      Joel Flagler     

Nov 3        Turf IPM; Best Management Practices; PRO-Fact                                Joel Flagler  

Nov 10      No Class; Veterans Day Holiday

Nov 17      Soil Science Basics                                                                                     Joel Flagler Nov 24      

No Class  Thanksgiving Recess

Dec. 1        Ethnobotany & People-Plant Relationships                                         Joel Flagler                                                                                                          
Dec 8         Horticultural Therapy; Aged; Developmentally Disabled                  Joel Flagler  

(Winter Recess 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 horticulture.

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.

Nov. 8 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 indoors.

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 Rohslers.

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 month.

To submit information about garden club meetings, contact Josie Ko at josie_ko1@hotmail.com.

To submit information about plant society meetings, contact Catie Farahat at cwfarahat@scatteringlight.com.