Members of The Rutgers Master Gardeners of Union County work on crafts to help raise funds for their civic programs, which include neighborhood garden projects, education, outreach to seniors and the disabled, scholarships, a large demonstration garden and much more. Master Gardeners are trained and certified by the Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Union County, supported in part by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders. For information on becoming a Master Gardener call the Extension at 908-654-9854, visit, or visit the Union County website at The deadline to apply for the fall training session is Friday, September 16.