CLAYTON — The Office of Land Preservation will be launching a new Gloucester County Certified Gardener program.

This new group will receive a minimum of 50 hours of training in a variety of horticultural topics taught by leaders in the industry, officials said.

In exchange for the training, participants will be asked to volunteer 60 hours with the program.

Volunteers will work on locations that include the Gloucester County Veterans Memorial Cemetery, the Whitall House and Butterfly Garden and other county p[arks and grounds, said officials.

Beginners and experienced gardeners will gain valuable knowledge and experience through the new program.

Classes will be held Wednesdays 9 a.m. to noon starting in January.

To join, call 856-384-6933 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information and an application.