Seed Talk and Swap

Cooper Environmental Center 1170 Cattus Island Blvd., Toms River, NJ, United States

To Boil or Not to Boil, That is the Question! Learn About the Collection and Proper Treatment of Native Seeds, with Randi Eckel Different types of seeds require different treatments to get them to grow. (Hammers? Drills? Boiling water?) Join us on October 5, from 5:00pm-8:00pm for a discussion of how to properly collect, store ... Read more

Self-Drive Trip to Duke Farms

Duke Farms 1112 Dukes Parkway West, Hillsborough, New Jersey, United States

Join us for a self-drive trip to Duke Farms in Hillsborough, NJ. We will meet our guide, Lisa Davies, at the Farm Barn Orientation Center at 9:45 am for a 90-minute tour, which will finish in time for lunch. Lunch will be on your own. There is a small cafe on site, you may bring ... Read more

Join the Hudson Chapter’s Potluck Lunch & Plant Swap

Canco Park 47 Dey Street, Jersey City, NJ, United States

Canco Park 57 Dey St @ Senate PL, Jersey City, NJ Plug GiveawayBring an invasive plant to swap RSVP Here or email Bring Your Favorite Dish or Beverage to Share!


Where do Butterflies go in Winter? The Critical Role of Proper Winter Garden care with Dr. Randi Eckel.

Gardeners spend the growing season working hard to create gardens of beauty that attract butterflies, birds, and other wildlife. We often forget how crucial late fall, winter, and early spring care of our garden spaces is to overwintering creatures large and small. Randi will discuss how (and where!) wildlife overwinters in our gardens, and how to manage ... Read more

Flat Rock Brook Great Fall Festival

Flat Rock Brook 443 Van Nostrand Avenue, Englewood, New Jersey, United States

Join the Native Plant Society at the Great Fall Festival at Flat Rock Brook. Stope by our table for a fun activity. Flat Rock Brook will be live blue grass music, canoe rides around Quarry Pont, guided hikes, nature crafts, raptor presentations as well as new attractions like archery, Englewood's own K9 unit and seasonal ... Read more

Ann-Marie Woods, “Life With Moths.”

Stockton University 101 Vera King Farris Dr, Galloway, New Jersey, United States

Take a sweeping ride and discover moths living in the NJ pinelands, along the bayshore, and on barrier islands. Moths live everywhere and perform crucial, seldom-recognized roles in the ecosystem. An evolving tale of discovery and nurture – it’s a changing tide in terms of how gardeners interact with nature. This will be an in-person ... Read more

History In The Leaves: Field Clues to Land Use History

The North Branch Library 65 Halstead Street, Clinton, NJ, United States

with Jared Rosenbaum The plant communities found in wild areas are as much indicators of prior human land use as of “natural” conditions. How can we decipher clues to prior land use as we work in the field? Join botanist Jared Rosenbaum of Wild Ridge Plants as he describes methods for interpreting the history of ... Read more

Invasive Plants and Their Impact on Our Environment. Are they Growing in Your Back yard?

East Brunswick Library 2 Jean Walling Civic Center Drive, East Brunswick, New Jersey, United States

We are delighted to announce the following lecture by Hubert Ling, PhD, former NPSNJ president, at the East Brunswick Public Library or on zoom. Invasive Plants and Their Impact on Our Environment. Are they Growing in Your Back yard? Invasive plants, decrease the ecological health of our world, decrease available food and nesting areas, reduce biological diversity, and ... Read more

Hudson County Chapter “Garden Open Day”

Peace Care St. Joseph's 537 Pavonia Ave, Jersey City, New Jersey, United States

Join us for a tour of a restoration garden in progress. Through the help of the NPSNJ Hudson Gives fundraiser and the Xerxes Society grant, members of the Hudson Chapter of NPSNJ spent the summer creating a pollinator garden for the residents and staff at the Peace Care St. Joseph's Healing Garden to find respite. ... Read more

Hoboken Islands Fall Volunteer Day (RESCHEDULED)

The Hoboken Islands 11th St between Washington St and Park Ave, Hoboken, New Jersey, United States

Take part in an annual Hoboken guerrilla gardening tradition, dating back to 1999! Join the Hudson County chapter, the Hoboken Islands Association, and the Hoboken Garden Club for fall clean-up and bulb planting, with native plants provided through Hudson Gives. Due to weather on Saturday, this event will now take place on Sunday, October 22 ... Read more

Seed Swap in Glen Rock

In preparation, please label seeds with the name of the plant (both common and scientific name if possible. Look up the scientific or common name by entering either into the Search field of Jersey-Friendly Yards). Seed envelopes will be provided for seeds. Also, you are welcome to collect seeds from my yard. If you plan ... Read more

Planting Native

Delanco Public Library 1303 Burlington Avenue, Delanco, New Jersey, United States

Co-sponsored by Delanco Environmental Advisory Board & Native Plant Society of NJ The Native Plant Society of NJ’s Mike Jacob and Bobbie Herbs will discuss how they started and maintain their native plant gardens. Learn the benefits of native plants and how to use them in your home landscaping. They will share how they got started, ... Read more

Free but Seating is Limited!

Hudson Gives Community Garden Tour: Western Slope

Check out the next stop on our tour of Hudson Gives community gardens: Western Slope Garden in Jersey City Heights! We'll be gathering for a casual tour of the garden, featuring a new native plant bed. Meet at the corner of Terrace Avenue and Bleecker Street - you can't miss the sunflowers.

Great Native Trees & Shrubs

The North Branch Library 65 Halstead Street, Clinton, NJ, United States

Making a difference in your garden with Randi Eckel President of Native Plant Society of New Jersey Trees are shrubs are such a critical element in any landscape – providing ... Read more

Sussex November Meeting

The Sussex Chapter's regular monthly meeting is moved back one week due to the library setting up for Election Day 11/6/23. The meeting will take place at the Sussex-Wantage branch ... Read more

Somerset County Chapter Meeting

Clarence Dillon Public Library 2336 Lamington Rd, Bedminster, New Jersey, United States

Dr Randi Eckel will present: The Role of Native Plants in the Landscape Design: Landscaping with a Purpose RSVP to


Patchwork for Wildlife with Jon Gibbons

Brick Branch of Ocean County Library 301 Chambers Bridge Rd., Brick, New Jersey, United States

The objective of Patchwork for Wildlife is to create a significant area of eco-friendly landscaping in a town by focusing on one yard at a time. Take a break from ... Read more

Evergreen Wreath Making at Well Sweep Herb Farm

Well Sweep Herb farm 205 Mt. Bethel Rd., Port Murray Rd, New Jersey, United States

Celebrate the holiday season with the Hudson Chapter! Create your own holiday classic style holiday wreath decoration – a beautiful fresh 16” evergreen wreath using various types of pine, cedar, cypress, and holly. These contrasting greens will be wire-wrapped onto a metal form; making a long-lasting attractive display. Add decorative pine cones and a colorful ... Read more