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Rachel Mackow and Jared Rosenbaumof Wild Ridge Plants

About Us

Wild Ridge Plants, LLC is owned and operated by the wife and husband team, Rachel Mackow and Jared Rosenbaum.

We are located in Pohatcong Township, New Jersey where Warren County’s rolling farmland meets the rugged ridges of the Highlands. the Musconetcong River, and the Delaware River.

We combine our experience in restoration, stewardship, and botany with our passion for reconnecting people with the traditional uses of wild plants. We offer a comprehensive toolkit of services including a native plant nursery, habitat restoration design, botanical surveys, and ecological workshops. We take inspiration from a deep study of the natural world, and from ethnobotany, permaculture, herbalism, and foraging.

Rachel and Jared play dark, arty rock n' roll in the band Hollow Howl.

Portfolio of recent projects. More about our native plant nursery and consulting services.


Rachel Mackow is dedicated to the restoration of native plant communities that sustain both people and wildlife. On the farm, Rachel manages the nursery operation. Additionally, she is a member of the New Jersey Invasive Species Strike Team’s Technical Advisory Committee.

Rachel is also a photographer, writer, and musician. Her photographic work has been published and exhibited internationally. View more on her website. Listen to her music.

Jared Rosenbaum of Wild Ridge Plants

Jared Rosenbaum is a botanist with extensive experience in stewardship and monitoring of natural communities. He is a Certified Ecological Restoration Practitioner by the Society for Ecological Restoration.

He is the author of two books on native plants, including the children’s book The Puddle Garden. Jared’s podcast and blog about people, native plants, and restoration can be found at Wild Plant Culture.