2021 Annual Meeting (Virtual)
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Saturday, Nov. 13, 9 am - 10:30 am

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Native Plant Nursery Bring it Home Sale!
All plants 20% off, 30% off for members
Oct. 2 - 31

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TNN Fall 2021 Native Plant Propagation hubert Ling

Oct. 28: Thursday Night Nature
Native Plant Propagation

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Nov. 4: Thursday Night Nature
Butterfly Gardening With Native Plants

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Oct. 7 - Nov. 11
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A Shinrin-yoku Experience

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Featured Events

2021 Featured
28Oct

Native Plant Propagation – Thursday Night Nature (Oct. 28)

Thursday, October 28 - 7:00 pm$15.00
This introductory lecture into plant propagation discusses traditional methods, provides a brief summary of modern tissue culture techniques and, additionally, looks into the world of fern propagation. The advantages and disadvantages of sexual vs asexual reproductive methods will be covered, and presenter Hubert Ling, Ph.D, will give you low cost tips on saving time and energy to procure as many plants as you can fit into your growing space. Hubert Ling, Ph.D., has been excited about nature starting since his youth when he had to pass a test to go to a nature camp. His interest led him to study biology and focus on microbiology, mycology, botany and general biology with many publications. Now retired from academia, Ling is the current sitting president and a former board member of the Native Plant Society of New Jersey. An avid native plant gardener, he has shared his expertise as consultant, speaker, and field trip leader for various organizations and is a monthly contributing writer for the “Gardener News”.
2021 Featured
04Nov

Butterfly Gardening With Native Plants – Thursday Night Nature (Nov. 4)

Thursday, November 4 - 7:00 pm$15.00
Butterfly gardening is a method used to protect the entire life cycle of butterflies. Whether you garden in sun or shade, there are many native plants that will attract these beautiful pollinators to your space. This talk explores the partnerships between butterflies and native plants while suggesting easy steps to enhance our local ecosystems, as well as your own garden. Trained as an agronomist and working for nearly two decades for the North American Butterfly Association (NABA), Jane Hurwitz has extensive experience observing and writing about the interface of gardens and insects, with a special interest in butterflies. In 2018, Princeton University Press published her most recent book, Butterfly Gardening: The North American Butterfly Association Guide, a lavishly illustrated volume that presents essential information on how to choose and cultivate plants that will attract a range of butterflies to your garden and help sustain all the stages of their life cycles. Jane is a frequent speaker on butterflies, native plants and gardening. She was executive editor of the NABA periodical Butterfly Gardener from 2011 to 2020.
2021 Featured
11Nov

Bring on the Bugs! The Importance of Native Plants & How to get your Neighbors Onboard – Thursday Night Nature (Nov. 11)

Thursday, November 11 - 7:00 pm$15.00
The conventional American landscape is almost devoid of native plants, with lots of land no longer performing its ecological function. Some folks have embraced using native plants at home but without the help of our neighbors our insects, wildlife, water, and plants are in trouble. What can we do to get more people on board? Fran and Tom have some tips to help get your neighbors on the native plant bandwagon. Tom Knezick is naturally inquisitive but his role as production analyst requires him to pull things apart and figure out how and why they work. Coupling this with growing up on a native plant nursery and his love of podcasts is what makes Tom a natural host for Native Plants, Healthy Planet. Fran Chismar likes to talk - and with over 30 years of nursery industry experience, Fran has a lot to talk about. He insists he is not an expert on anything, but knows just enough about everything to be dangerous. Fran brings his experience with music podcasting, and joins it with his industry knowledge in restoration and native plants, to help guide you through Native Plants, Healthy Planet.

Featured Events

2021 Featured
28Oct

Native Plant Propagation – Thursday Night Nature (Oct. 28)

Thursday, October 28$15.00
This introductory lecture into plant propagation discusses traditional methods, provides...
2021 Featured
04Nov

Butterfly Gardening With Native Plants – Thursday Night Nature (Nov. 4)

Thursday, November 4$15.00
Butterfly gardening is a method used to protect the entire...
2021 Featured
11Nov

Bring on the Bugs! The Importance of Native Plants & How to get your Neighbors Onboard – Thursday Night Nature (Nov. 11)

Thursday, November 11$15.00
The conventional American landscape is almost devoid of native plants,...

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