NEPTUNE, NJ - The Rutgers Master Gardeners of Monmouth County will present a workshop entitled “The Art and Science of Composting” on Tuesday, April 9, 2013, from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Monmouth County Connection, 3544 State Highway 66, Neptune. 

In this informative seminar given by Master Gardener Tom Matulewicz, you will learn: the ecological and economical benefits of composting; why it is important; the do’s and don’ts of composting; different soil types; uses of compost; and more.  You will also have the opportunity to purchase the Earth Machine composting unit at substantial savings.

Tom is passionate about protecting Mother Earth and educating others how to lower their impact on this planet while increasing living standards. He lectures about the benefits of composting for home owners and on a commercial/institutional level. He also speaks about the reasons to build rain gardens, uses of alternative energy, and energy efficiency. He is also a founder and partner of an alternative energy company, and he is the construction chair with Habitat for Humanity which is building EnergyStar high efficiency homes for low income families.

The workshop is free and open to all Monmouth County residents, but registration is required. To register, please call 732-303-2828. 

The Monmouth County Connection is located at 3544 State Highway 66 in Neptune, adjacent to the Home Depot and across the street from Walmart.  This new office of Monmouth County government offers a variety of services including passports, passport photos, free notary public, veterans’ IDs, election/voter information, senior and veterans’ services, public access computers and more.


The office is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Tuesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The County Connection is under the direction of County Clerk M. Claire French and is supported by the Board of Chosen Freeholders.