Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Monmouth County
Master Gardener, Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Monmouth County
2:45-3:05 PM – LEARNING LECTURES (MAIN LOBBY / CENTER ATRIUM)
Tom Matulewicz is a 1999 graduate of the first Master Gardner class given in Monmouth County. Since then he has achieved the title of Master Composter, Rain Garden Specialist and Rain Garden Specialist Trainer and Rain Barrel Workshop Instructor. Tom has given many talks on Composting, Rain Gardens and Rain Barrel workshops throughout New Jersey.
Tom graduated from Rutgers University with a BA and has also earned credits towards an MBA from Monmouth University.
In 2001 Tom and his business partners started an alternative energy company located in New Jersey which specializes in solar electric, solar hot water panels, geothermal and high performance HVAC systems for residential and commercial properties. The company has installed hundreds of systems throughout New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
Tom and his wife Susan fell in love with Rumson during a Sunday drive; they discovered an old home (circa 1865) that was for sale and decided that it was perfect for them. The home was purchased in 1989 and lovingly restored to its original condition- along with the surrounding gardens. The addition of a small greenhouse allows Susan to raise and care for her collection of over orchids.