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July 2017

Meadow Walk – How to Identify Wild Plants

July 15, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Kay Environmental Center, 200 Pottersville Rd.
Chester, NJ 07930 United States
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$15

Join botanist Jared Rosenbaum for an engaging hike at the Kay Center's beautiful wildflower meadows. We'll immerse in the midsummer meadow flora and explore ecology, edible and medicinal species, and more. As we walk, we'll hone the skills to use Newcomb's Wildflower Guide to identify nearly every common wildflower in New Jersey-- even if you have no idea what it might be. Register at www.arboretumfriends.org or by calling 973 326 7603.    

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Field Botanist Six Day Intensive

July 20, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Jared on a botanical survey 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 with us. Emphasis will be placed on knowing and understanding plants in a field setting using our senses and the…

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August 2017

Wild Edible Plant Walk

August 17, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Schiff Natural Lands Trust, 339 Pleasant Valley Rd.
Mendham, NJ 07945 United States
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Explore the summer landscape for wild foods including berries, wild spices, and tea herbs with Rachel Mackow. This gentle-paced hike will traverse the preserve's trails as we learn about safe and ethical foraging, cook methods, and storage of wild foods. Register: http://schiffnaturepreserve.com/calendar.cfm or (973) 543-6004

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September 2017

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

September 15, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - September 16, 2017 @ 4:00 pm
Wild Ridge Farm
Free

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 Identify Wild Plants - free program 10AM - 4PM -- Nursery open for sales. Rachel Mackow & Jared Rosenbaum, owner-growers at Wild Ridge Plants will…

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October 2017

Save the Date! Fall Foraging at Baldpate

October 14, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Ted Stiles Preserve at Baldpate Mountain, Fiddlers Creek Road
Hopewell, NJ United States
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Explore the forests and fields of Baldpate Mountain in search of primal sustenance -- the fruits, nuts, and other vegetable products in our local flora. Jared Rosenbaum will lead the hike and highlight edible and medicinal species. We'll also cover plant identification, conservation priorities, and preparation techniques. Program Host: Sourland Conservancy Registration will open closer to the event. Please check back!      

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November 2017

Native Plant Society of NJ Fall Conference

November 4, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Raritan Valley Community College, 118 Lamington Road
Branchburg , NJ 08876 United States
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$60

The NPS-NJ Fall conference will feature Dr Chris Martine, Dr John Dighton, and Sharon Wander followed by a speaker TBD. Bio and descriptions of the speakers and their presentations TBA. Wild Ridge Plants and other fine native plant growers will have their plants for sale.  

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NOFA-NJ Autumn Celebration

November 5, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Stony Brook Millstone Watershed Association, 31 Titus Mill Rd.
Pennington, NJ 08534 United States
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$50

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, Sue loves to work with crowds of new dancers.  Her repertoire of dances are easy to learn and fun for all ages!  No partner or…

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

November 18, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Frelinghuysen Arboretum, 53 East Hanover Avenue
Morristown, NJ 07962 United States
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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 remedies. Learn which common weeds are high in healthy fats, and where to find the plant called "nature's bandage". The presentation will be followed by…

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February 2018

Design With Nature: Wild Ones Annual Conference

February 17 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
University of St. Thomas, Minnesota Anderson Student Center, 2115 Summit Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55105 United States
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DESIGN WITH NATURE CONFERENCE February 17, 2018 Anderson Student Center, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul Campus Featuring... Jared Rosenbaum and Rachel Mackow of Wild Ridge Plants and... Catherine Zimmerman of The Meadow Project, and director of Urban & Suburban Meadows and Hometown Habitat: Stories of Bringing Nature Home.  

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April 2018

2018 New Jersey Invasive Species Conference

April 11 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Duke Farms Coach Barn, 80 Rte 206 South
Hillsborough, NJ 08844 United States
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$69

The 10th annual New Jersey Invasive Species Strike Team Conference is widely considered the most comprehensive state-wide forum on invasive species and continues to evolve to address new and emerging issues. In recent years the conference has typically involved over 130 participants from all over New Jersey, representing academia, industry, government agencies, NGOs, the general public and other stakeholders involved in the issues. Many are seeking opportunities for cooperation and collaboration to address invasive species from a state-wide perspective. This…

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Musconetcong Watershed Association Native Plant Sale

April 28 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Musconetcong Watershed Association River Resource Center, 10 Maple Avenue
Asbury, NJ 08802 United States
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Free

Join Musconetcong Watershed Association at the River Resource Center in Asbury, NJ and beautify your garden! MWA staff and volunteers as well as Master Gardeners and experts from Wild Ridge Plants can help you choose the perfect plants for your yard. Read more about Musconetcong Watershed Association and their efforts to protect the river!

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May 2018

Wildflowers of the Sourlands

May 2 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Hopewell Theater, 5 S Greenwood Ave.
Hopewell, NJ 08525
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Free

From spring ephemerals to the final blooms of autumn—Rachel Mackow’s presentation features her photographs of the native flowering plants of the Sourland ridge. She will focus on wildflowers that thrive in the Sourland’s mature forests - touching on plants of both upland and wetland habitats. Rachel will discuss plant life cycles, pollinators, medicinal and traditional uses, and native plant conservation. One hour slide show. Hosted by the Hopewell Public Library and held at the Hopewell Theater.

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Plant Expo

May 5 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Mercer Educational Gardens, 431A Federal City Rd.
Pennington, NJ 08534
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Free

Wild Ridge Plants is a featured grower at the Master Gardeners of Mercer County's annual Plant Expo. Our plants are chemical-free!

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Into the Garden / WDVR 89.7 FM

May 9 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Free

Tune in to WDVR 89.7 FM's radio show Into the Garden. Rachel Mackow of Wild Ridge Plants will be on the airwaves. Hosted by Carl Molter. Call in with your questions about native plants: (609) 397-1620 Ext 5 Listen on your old fashioned radio or stream it here - https://www.pennjerseyradio.org/

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Spring Open GreenHouse

May 11 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Wild Ridge Farm
Free

Spring Open GreenHouse at Wild Ridge Plants! Two days - Friday May 11 3:00 - 6:00  and Saturday May 12 10:00 - 3:00 FREE Wildflower ID class on Saturday at 10:00am taught by Jared Rosenbaum. Our native plants will be available for sale and we'll be on hand to discuss plantings and answer questions. We’re located in rural Pohatcong Township, Warren County. Register for directions: nursery@wildridgeplants.com Here's a catalog of the species we'll have available: Spring Sale 2018 Catalog Wild…

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Spring Open GreenHouse

May 12 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wild Ridge Farm
Free

Spring Open GreenHouse at Wild Ridge Plants! Two days - Friday May 11 3:00 - 6:00  and Saturday May 12 10:00 - 3:00 FREE Wildflower ID class on Saturday at 10:00am taught by Jared Rosenbaum. Our native plants will be available for sale and we'll be on hand to discuss plantings and answer questions. We’re located in rural Pohatcong Township, Warren County. Register for directions: nursery@wildridgeplants.com Here's a catalog of the species we'll have available: Spring Sale 2018 Catalog Wild…

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June 2018

Native Plant Sale: Lambertville Goes Wild

June 2 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Calvallo Park, 2 Mt Hope St.
Lambertville, NJ 08530
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Free

Native Plant Sale Saturday, June 2 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cavallo Park, 2 Mount Hope Street, Lambertville, NJ Wild Ridge Plants and Toadshade Wildflower Farm will be offering plants for sale, Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve will have representatives and information available, and Lambertville Goes Wild will have experts on hand to help identify mystery plants from your property.

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Allies for Plants and People Symposium

June 9 @ 7:30 am - June 10 @ 6:30 pm
River Valley Waldorf School, 1395 Bridgeton Hill Road
Upper Black Eddy, PA 18972
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We're participating as vendors at this herbal conference. Featuring: David Winston Christopher Hobbs Phyllis Light and much more Learn about using, identifying, preparing and growing botanicals for yourself, for your family or to help others on their healing path. Let internationally-acclaimed presenters inspire you to learn about plant medicine and stewardship. Connect with like-minded teachers and attendees and be part of a weekend long community that supports and honors both science and tradition of natural medicine. Over 12 workshops on…

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Breaking Bread with Wildlife: Edible Native Plants for Your Garden

June 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Hunterdon North County Branch Library, 65 Halstead Street
Clinton, NJ 08809 United States
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Free

SAVE THE DATE! Breaking Bread with Wildlife: Edible Native Plants for Your Garden Registration now open! Native plants can be restored into our gardens and natural areas. Can they be restored deeply into our culture by using them for food and medicine? Join native plant grower Rachel Mackow as she offers portraits of her favorite sustaining species - delicious, nutritive, and healing wildflowers, fruits, and roots.  Rachel will explore the uses of native plants like bee balm, wild leek, Solomon's…

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Pohatcong’s 3rd Annual Garden & Wine Tour

June 23 @ 11:00 am - 4:30 pm
$65

Tickets are now available for the 3rd Annual Garden & Wine Tour. Tour a selection of Pohatcong Township's gardens, including those at Wild Ridge Plants! visit www.warrencountywinerytrain.com for tickets

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