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

To submit information about plant society meetings, contact Catie Farahat at