Resources

Our Podcast!

Listen to the Wild Plant Culture Podcast, where we’ll explore ecological restoration and cultural connections to nature in wide-ranging conversations. Features monthly interviews with ecological restorationists, primitive skills practitioners, ethnobotanists, and others. Hosted by Wild Ridge Plants’ Jared Rosenbaum. Listen online at the Wild Plant Culture website or download from your favorite podcast app.


Videos

Visit our growing collection of videos on Wild Ridge’s YouTube channel.


New to gardening?

Download our step-by-step instructions for successful native plantings.

 


Get more pollinator action

More Butterflies & Moths NOW! We love Lepidoterans… beautiful and showy winged butterflies and moths that nectar at wildflowers.

What do their larval life forms eat? Native plants!

Use this 21 page pdf to select host plants for your restoration project or garden. Organized by plant species.


Read more about the native plants we grow

Our 2020 Native Plant Catalog features nearly 100 native species, including forbs, graminoids, and woody plants. More simply, tons of wonderful wildflowers, grasses, sedges, shrubs, and trees!

Grown at our nursery from local provenance wild seed. Grown in an organic potting mix.


Rachel’s Blog

The Shagbark Speaks features Rachel Mackow’s writing and photography. Her tone is humorous, heartfelt, and, at times, salty and peppered with curses. She explores motherhood, creativity, nature restoration, and relationships.


Links to Partners and Friends

We work with and/or support a variety of organizations and entities that offering essential resources and services related to wild plants and environmental stewardship. Follow the links below to learn more about their missions and for educational resources.

Practical Primitive offers wonderful, small group, hands on workshops on ancestral skills. Eddie and Julie of Practical Primitive are knowledgeable – their name says it all! Visit their online Trading Blanket for books, videos, and herbal preparations. Recommended.

Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve provides the opportunity to visit a deer-excluded forest in Bucks County, PA. Also offers Plant Stewardship Index, plant sales, and educational programming.

Chrysalis Center & Pat Chichon RN, APN C is a whole care provider based in the Lambertville area.

Duke Farms offers natural history & stewardship programming, and hiking & biking trails. The preserve is deer-excluded and has undergone extensive restoration.

Ecological Solutions LLC offers comprehensive ecological restoration planning and monitoring services.

Fields Without Fences is a local permaculture farm and certified organic producer focusing on native fruits and berries, specialty vegetables, wild edibles, culinary and traditional herbs, and wild flowers.

Friends of Hopewell Valley Open Space offers the innovative Private Land Stewardship Program to residents of the Hopewell Valley.

Hunterdon Land Trust protects and stewards land in Hunterdon County.

Musconetcong Watershed Association protects the watershed that Wild Ridge Plants is nestled in.

Native Plant Society of New Jersey is dedicated to the appreciation, protection, and study of the native flora of New Jersey.

New Jersey Conservation Foundation preserves, stewards, and advocates for nature throughout New Jersey.

New Jersey Invasive Species Strike Team is dedicated to cooperative invasive species management, focusing on the detection and eradication of emerging invasive species. Publishes a Do Not Plant List.

Northern Woodlands is a magazine and education center dedicated to expanding forest stewardship, economic productivity, and the appreciation of forest ecology.

Return to Nature provides classes on medicinal and edible plants and survival.

Sourland Conservancy works to protect and steward the ecology and heritage of the Sourland Mountains – central New Jersey’s largest contiguous forest. Sourland Stewards provides educational programming and resources to residents.

Sourlands is a documentary by Jared Flesher that weaves together the stories of ecologists, farmers, and inventors to portray the fight for resilience and sustainability in our neck of the woods.

Weatherwood Design is a landscape architectural consulting firm specializing in native plant-based garden design and sustainable rustic furniture.

United Plant Savers protects native medicinal plants through education, plant sanctuaries, and conferences. Publishes the “At-Risk” and “To-Watch” Lists of plants susceptible to over-harvesting and habitat loss.