Tag Archives : native plants


In the Dooryard: Essential Weeds at Our Feet — Presentation & salve-making workshop

The edges of our paths, gardens, and lawns are home to resilient plants…weeds like dandelion, plantain, violets, and others are often rogued out, though they have traditional uses as food and medicinal remedies. This presentation weaves together the ecology of common native and non-native plants with their modern and historical uses as food and medicinal […]


NOFA-NJ Autumn Celebration

We welcome you to have a lively and fun evening with the Northeast Organic Farming Association New Jersey community! The Autumn Celebration will feature live music, a contra dance, and an art exhibit showcasing the wonderful world of pollinators. Sue Dupre will be  our contra dance caller, known for her energy, enthusiasm, and good humor, […]


Wild Ridge Plants Fall Open GreenHouse – Friday & Saturday, Sept. 15/16

Join us for our third annual Fall Open GreenHouse in Pohatcong, NJ. We’ll have 10% off our chemical-free native plants both days, all day.     Friday, September 15 3PM – 7PM — Nursery open for sales. 6PM — Wild Edible and Medicinal Plants – free guided walk Saturday, September 16 10AM — How to […]


Field Botanist Six Day Intensive

Learn plant identification skills in a small-class format with botanist Jared Rosenbaum. In this multi-part field trip series, we’ll explore some of northern New Jersey’s characteristic habitats, immersing in the flora and discussing ID tips and tools. We’ll discuss the ecological niches of each plant and the cultural uses (food, medicine, craft) that link plants […]


Native Plants & Permaculture Design

Jared Rosenbaum, co-owner of Wild Ridge Plants, and Johann Rinkens of Fields Without Fences will offer a program on native plants and permaculture here at Wild Ridge. Explore the intersection of permaculture design, perennial agriculture, ecological restoration, and native flora with botanist Jared Rosenbaum of Wild Ridge Plants and farmer / designer Johann Rinkens of […]


Edible and Medicinal Plants of Musconetcong Gorge

Did you know that wild ginger makes an excellent tea? That Solomon’s seal shoots are an asparagus-like vegetable? Can you identify different wild greens in the forest, including the bicolored Virginia Waterleaf?  Explore the diverse mesic forest of Musconetcong Gorge while encountering the edible and medicinal uses of the many plant species found there.  Botanist […]


Rare Plants of the Sourlands

  The Sourland’s special geology and location make it a hotbed of rare plant species. Join botanist Jared Rosenbaum as he describes the rarest species of the Sourland region, weaving together personal anecdotes and ecology. Learn about state-listed rare species, their special niches, adverse impacts on them, conservation strategies, and what to look for. Suggested […]


Creating Meadows

Saturday July 18th, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Field Class & Classroom Total Time: 6 hours Led By Jared Rosenbaum (Wild Ridge Plants, LLC) and David Hughes, RLA (Weatherwood Design, LLC) Convert a lawn to a wildflower meadow or restore a field to a diverse, bountiful native habitat. This class will explore meadow ecology and […]


How to Identify Wild Plants

This class will teach you how to use Newcomb’s Wildflower Guide to identify nearly every common wildflower you encounter in New Jersey, even if you have no idea what it might be. The class will be held outdoors, learning botany fundamentals and identifying plants on a modest-paced hike. Recommendations for further study in wild plant […]


The Puddle Garden – Reading & Class

Join author Jared Rosenbaum for a dynamic reading of his new children’s book, The Puddle Garden. In this children’s story full of native plants and wildlife, learn how Bear Cub invited friends to his new house – by creating a Puddle Garden. Bear Cub plants cardinal flower, swamp milkweed, elderberry, and more. His garden quickly fills […]


How to Identify Wild Plants

How to Identify Wild Plants Saturday Aug 16, 9:30 – 12:00 Field Class Total Time: 2.5 Hours Led By Jared Rosenbaum This class will teach you how to use Newcomb’s Wildflower Guide to identify nearly every common wildflower you encounter in New Jersey, even if you have no idea what it might be. The class […]


Creating Meadows

Creating Meadows Saturday July 19, 10:00 – 4:00 Field Class & Indoor Class Total Time: 6 hours Led By Jared Rosenbaum (Wild Ridge Plants) and David Hughes, RLA (Weatherwood Design) Convert a lawn to a wildflower meadow or restore a field to a diverse, bountiful native habitat. This class will explore meadow ecology and creation, […]


Wildflowers of the Sourlands

Just added – Native Plant Sale prior to the talk!  PLANT SALE from 6:00 pm – 6:45 pm PROGRAM from 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Find a selection of native plants for sale prior to Rachel’s one-hour long talk on Sourlands wildflowers. Rachel will discuss the unique plants and abundant wildflowers of the Sourlands. The […]


Wildflowers of the Sourlands

  This program will be given as a part of Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve‘s Winter Lecture Series. The Sourlands is often described as central NJ’s last great wilderness. The 25,000 acre forest is home to an array of native wildflowers adapted to the region’s diabase geology. Many of these species are uncommon, rare, or are found […]