Sustainable, Local, & Loyal: The Native Plant Opportunity for Independent Garden Centers


Thursday, September 7th, 2023

6:00-7:30 pm on Zoom

Co-sponsored by the Native Plant Society of NJ and the Rutgers Environmental Stewards Program

  • Learn about growing consumer demand and the value of offering native plants in your garden center.
  • Hear from experts in the native plant movement.
  • Collaborate with fellow business owners.
  • Get new information on recent native plant market research.

Register in Advance for this meeting:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

“New Jersey Invasive Species Bill and Native Alternatives”
with Michele Bakacs

Environmental and Resource Management Agent at Rutgers Cooperative Extension

“Preview of Research with Deer Resistant Natives”
with William Errickson

Agriculture and Natural Resources County Agent at Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Monmouth County

“Native Plant Consumer Buying Habits. Original research from NPSNJ”
with Kim Rowe and Bobbie Herbs of the Native Plant Society of NJ and Rutgers Environmental Stewards

Participant Q&A Session

Tell us what you need to support your native plant business, share your experiences, ask questions, and learn from other independent garden centers.