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Mon Feb 1, 2021

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PREVIOUSLY RECORDED EVENTS

The Friends have recorded a number of events over the past year which are available on our Pre-recorded Events page. Go there, follow the instructions and sit back and enjoy from our growing catalog.

Here is our list:

  • 7/14/20 - Summer Science: Composting and Eco-Friendly Yard Care
  • 7/22/20 - Dahlias
  • 9/22/20 - VIRTUAL COOKING DEMONSTRATION: Too Many Tomatoes
  • 1/1/21 - VIRTUAL COOKING DEMONSTRATION: James Beard's Oatmeal Bread
  • 2/1/21 - VIRTUAL COOKING DEMONSTRATION: Lentil Soup
  • 3/1/21 - VIRTUAL COOKING DEMONSTRATION: Rice and Peas
  • 3/6/21 - COMMUNITY GARDEN CONFERENCE RECORDINGS: Understanding Disease Management, Food Safety and Coordinator's Roundtable
  • 4/1/21 - VIRTUAL COOKING DEMONSTRATION: Lovely Leeks
  • 5/1/21 - VIRTUAL COOKING DEMONSTRATION: Brewed to Perfection
  • 5/13/21 - A VIRTUAL GARDEN TOUR OF IRELAND IN MAY
  • 6/1/21 - VIRTUAL COOKING DEMONSTRATION: Ruby Red Rhubarb
  • 6/3/21 - VIRTUAL TOUR OF GARDENS IN CORNWALL & DEVON IN JUNE
  • 6/13/21 - Growing Strawberries in the Home Garden
  • 6/13/21 - VIRTUAL COOKING DEMONSTRATION: Strawberry Spoon Cake
  • 9/30/21 - THE LATE SUMMER GARDENS OF THE COTSWOLDS with Judy Snow
  • 10/1/21 - VIRTUAL COOKING DEMONSTRATION - Winter Squash Risotto with Rosemary
  • 2/24/22 - FABULOUS GARDENS OF SOUTHEAST ENGLAND
  • 4-7-22 - WORLD CULTURES - BIBLICAL BOTANY, A VIRTUAL TOUR with Dr. Jon Greenberg

So, go to our on our Pre-recorded Events page to find out all about these.

Cost: See pre-recorded events page

Location: Pre-recorded

Sponsor: FOFA

Tue May 24, 2022

7:00 PM Eastern

SUSTAINABLE GARDENING: GROW A GREENER, LOW MAINTENANCE LANDSCAPE WITH FEWER RESOURCES with Vincent Simeone

VIRTUAL ZOOM PROGRAM

Vincent Simeone

With detailed, strategic timelines for both short-term and long-term gardening techniques, Sustainable Gardening lets you put your best foot forward in creating an efficient, sustainable home landscape. From composting and mulching to planting trees, author Vincent Simeone covers all the eco-friendly essentials in one straightforward handbook. Simeone makes the what, how and why of sustainable gardening unmistakably clear: why we should plant for the long-term, how to make the best plant selections possible, how to make the most of your lawn (regardless of its size), the importance of fighting insects and pests, how to conserve water with proper irrigation and more. Sustainable Gardening is your complete step-by-step personal roadmap for green gardening.

Vincent Simeone has worked in the horticultural field for over 30 years. He received an AAS degree in ornamental horticulture from SUNY Farmingdale, Farmingdale, New York and a BS in ornamental horticulture from the University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia. While at Georgia, Vincent studied under well-known professors Dr. Michal Dirr and Dr. Allan Armitage. For the past 23 years, Vincent has worked in public horticulture at Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park, Oyster Bay, New York, where he is the Director. He teaches horticulture classes at New York Botanical Garden and has appeared on several gardening programs including Martha Stewart Living and HGTV. Since 2005 he has published six books and in 2010, he contributed to a first ever textbook on public garden management.

Registration for this program will close at 4:00 PM on the day of the program.

This program is eligible for 1.0 Rutgers Master Gardener CEU.

This program will be recorded, but available only to people who register for it.

For questions, contact: mennist@arboretumfriends.net or lbencivengo@arboretumfriends.net

Cost: $10 member / $15 non-members

Location: VIRTUAL VIA ZOOM

Sponsor: FOFA

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Sun Jun 12, 2022

4:00 PM Eastern

FRIENDS ANNUAL MEETING - Highlights of the Chicago Botanic Garden with Fred Spicer

VIRTUAL ZOOM PROGRAM

Fred Spicer - photo by Robin Carlson

Join Fred Spicer for a virtual tour of the Chicago Botanic Garden, one of the world's great public gardens. Opened in 1972, the 385-acre site features nine islands, 28 gardens, and six natural areas. Fred will explain the sound planning basis for the garden, which features the work of some of the masters of 21st century landscape architecture and garden design. The Garden is a modernist masterpiece, and is known for eye-popping seasonal displays, dramatic views and vistas, and plant collections, now numbering over 14,000 different kinds of plants.

Fred Spicer has been the Executive Vice President and Director of the Chicago Botanic Garden since February 2017. In his role at the Garden, Mr. Spicer oversees horticulture, design, facility operations, maintenance and capital planning and projects. Most recently he served 15 years as the Director and then CEO of the Birmingham Botanical Gardens. Before his service at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens, he was Manager of Horticulture for the Morris County Park Commission in New Jersey, where he oversaw The Frelinghuysen and Willowwood Arboretums. Fred is a 1983 graduate of Rutgers University with a B.S. in environmental planning, design and landscape architecture.

This program is FREE for Members, but registration is required. Please register here: https://forms.gle/GebB2QSoa3Ly2QSM9

Non-Members who wish to attend, can register below in the Add to Cart box.

Registration for this program will close at 12:00 Noon on the day of the program

This program is eligible for 1.0 Rutgers Master Gardener CEU.

Questions, Contact: mennist@arboretumfriends.net or lbencivengo@arboretumfriends.net

Cost: Free for Members / $10.00 for non-members

Location: VIRTUAL VIA ZOOM

Sponsor: FOFA

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Tue Jun 21, 2022

7:00 PM Eastern

CREATING A POLLINATOR PARADISE IN YOUR OWN BACK YARD

VIRTUAL ZOOM PROGRAM

Heather Andrews

Join Heather Andrews, The Thoughtful Gardener, as she shares the secrets she learned from her Grandfather Andrews in his North Carolina garden, combined with pearls from garden research that will enable you to create an oasis for wildlife and your family. Heather will show us how to welcome the "royalty" of the butterfly kingdom into our own gardens by creating the perfect oasis for the Monarch Migration. 

Heather Andrews is an author, photographer, traveler and speaker who works with homeowners and businesses to create sustainable native pollinator habitats. During the growing season you will find her in her Monarch waystation, Cat-a-pillar Haven, video blogging on her YouTube Channel, Garden Thoughtfully. Heather is a two-time recipient of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society's "Garden of Distinction" Award for her Monarch waystation and for a pollinator garden she designed for the historic Craighead House in conjunction with the Master Gardeners of central Pennsylvania. Her proposal "The Resurgence of Pollinator Hedgerows - Using Science to Create a Pollinator Oasis in Your Own Backyard" was accepted at the 2021 International Master Gardeners Conference.

Registration for this program will close at 4:00 PM on the day of the program.

This program is eligible for 1.0 Rutgers Master Gardener CEU.

The program will be recorded, but available only to people who register for it.

For questions, contact: mennist@arboretumfriends.net or lbencivengo@arboretumfriends.net

Cost: $10 members / $15 non-members

Location: VIRTUAL VIA ZOOM

Sponsor: FOFA

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Sat Jun 25, 2022

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM (times to be confirmed)

JOIN THE BUZZ ON POLLINATOR DAY!

 

Bee on Flower

We're celebrating Pollinator Week with a family-friendly mix of activities and exhibits focused on those all-important insects and birds who pollinate the flowers. Without them there wouldn't be any seeds! There will be experts on hand to talk about butterflies, honey bees and their hive, birds, and other insect pollinators. Guides will lead walks to identify insects at work in the garden and explain the clever ways that flowers attract them. They'll be joined by horticulturists who can tell you what plants will bring pollinators into your own garden from early spring through the fall.

Activities will be based under the big tent at the top of the parking lot on the grounds of The Frelinghuysen Arboretum.

No registration required.

Questions? Contact: mennist@arboretumfriends.net or lbencivengo@arboretumfriends.net

Cost: Free

Location: THE TENT

Sponsor: FOFA