Native Plant Workshops

A bee nectars on one of many bright yellow flowers with red centers.

Native plants are all-important for the survival of our native and often endangered pollinators like bees, butterflies, and moths. We are excited to have partnered with the Native Plant Society of New Jersey to launch a free seed library where residents interested in planting pollinator-friendly gardens can pick up native plant seeds. So far, we have seeds from 16 different New Jersey native perennials and hope to grow the collection as the seed library matures.

We are also launching a series of gardening workshops designed to help new gardeners plan and plant their gardens. The first, to be held appropriately on Earth Day, will be led by members of the newly revived Morris County Chapter of NPSNJ.

Monday, April 22, 6 p.m.:
Earth Day Native Plant Workshop

The workshop introduces strategies for starting a native pollinator-friendly garden on any scale, best practices, planting seasons, and strategies to combat invasives. Registration is required, please. Reserve your spot here.

Monday, May 20, 6 p.m.:
Pollinator Insects and Their Favorite Flowers

Insects are essential for sustaining the planet’s natural food web and many are in danger of extinction. Megan Stipulsky of Sheephill Herbals reviews the habits and habitats of important insect pollinators and discusses the benefits of growing plants for their sustenance.