**Update - A second class has been added: February 4th @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm Randi Eckel, Ph.D, Toadshade Wildflower Farm, President NPSNJ Learn techniques and tricks for growing native perennial plants from seed. Randi will discuss seed dormancy, scarification, stratification, and other special seed treatments sometimes needed to coax seeds to grow. Each ... Read more
Soil is one of the most important components of your Jersey-Friendly Yard, but perhaps the least understood. We will explore the physical, chemical and biological processes of soil, and how they work together to create a healthy foundation for the native plants in your Jersey-Friendly yard. Don’t Treat Your Soil Like Dirt!
Speakers: Karen Walzer works as the Public Outreach Coordinator for the Barnegat Bay Partnership, a National Estuary Program working to protect and restore clean water and healthy wildlife habitat in the Barnegat ... Read more
Join us for a special Pruning Workshop with Duncan Welch, co-owner of Goshen Gardens, a permaculture farm and nursery in Cape May Court House, on Saturday, March 25 at 11:00am. Paid members of the Jersey Shore Chapter and Southeast Chapter are welcome to join us. Bring gloves, pruning shears (not hedge shears) and folding saw if you have one. Space is limited, first (paid member) responders confirm ... Read more
Join us on Saturday, April 29, at 10am at Edwin B. Forsythe deCamp Wildlife Trail, for a walk in the woods. We'll explore the bark, buds and blooms as we observe spring's awakening. We'll listen for the buzzing of bees and chorus of birds as the season begins to unfold. Our guide, Chris Claus, Chief Naturalist with Ocean County Parks ... Read more
Native plants are excellent choices for a container garden! The Jersey Shore chapter is planning a native plant container workshop on Saturday, May 6, with the location and time still to be determined. We will provide the potting soil and a selection of native plants. Bring your own container(s), potting tools, and garden gloves. Take home your own lovely, pollinator-friendly ... Read more
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