Celebrating 29 Years of Wonder
Thank you once again to everyone who submitted a gingerbread creation (they were all wonderful!) and to all who so generously voted for their favorites. We deeply appreciate your participation and your help in keeping this popular tradition alive during the pandemic - We couldn't have done it without you!!!
The winners of this year's Gingerbread Wonderland contest are listed below. Click any of the pictures to go to our website for browsing all of our wonderful entries:
Summer in the She Shed (entry #10348)
Happy Horsey Holidays! (entry #10347)
Zomzop's New UFO for Christmas (entry #10319)
Save our Arctic Animal Habitats (entry #10299)
Special Needs Category
Impressionism at the Mendham Mudhole (entry #10296)
Congratulations to all the winners who will receive gift cards courtesy of ShopRite, this year's Gingerbread Wonderland sponsor.
Sunday, January 10 - 4:00 PM
Join the Friends for a Virtual Tour of the Flora and Fauna of Costa Rica
Phil and Becky Witt are volunteer associate naturalists at New Jersey Audubon's Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, where they help lead photography workshops. Becky and Phil started as birders while in graduate school and have continued pursuing their love of nature by traveling from Antarctica to Tanzania to photograph the world's wonders.
This program will be a composite of a number of their trips to Costa Rica, a mecca for birders and nature photographers. Because of its diverse habitats, ranging from tropical lowlands to chilly 13, 000-foot-high mountains, the flora and fauna of Costa Rica are equally diverse. Please join Phil and Becky on this virtual journey of some of Costa Rica's natural wonders - You won't regret it!
Please note that registration for this event will close at 12:00 Noon on Friday, January 8, 2021.
Saturday, March 6 - 9:00 AM
VIRTUAL ZOOM MEETING
The Friends of The Frelinghuysen Arboretum and Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Morris County are teaming up to present their Annual Community Garden Conference for the eleventh year in a row. It's going to be virtual this year, but we have an impressive list of session speakers, all experts in their field who will cover topics relevant to community gardeners, garden managers, and those trying to establish a new community garden.
Some of the sessions will be recorded prior to the conference so you will be able to watch at your leisure and some will be live with a Q&A in real time on March 6.
The topics for the 2021 conference include:
- Keynote Speaker Ken Greene, founder of Hudson Valley Seed Company.
- Ask the Experts with County Agent and Rutgers Vegetable Expert Peter Nitzsche and Kris Holmstrom, Rutgers Vegetable IPM Expert on Understanding Disease Management in a Community Garden.
- Food Safety in Community Gardens by County Agent Meredith Melendez.
- Seed Starting by Rutgers Master Gardener Grace Tshanakas.
- The Pest Patrol: Discovering Pests and Diseases in Community Gardens by Rutgers Master Gardener Community Garden IPM Team.
- The Coordinator's Round Table moderated by Ned Gardner, Co-manager of the Ted Largman Community Garden.
- Vegetable Garden Planning for Community Gardens by Rutgers Master Gardener Brian Monaghan.
This program is eligible for 5.0 Rutgers Master Gardener CEUs.
IN PERSON - MORRIS COUNTY PARK COMMISSION PROGRAM
Winter Plants at the Kay Center
Wednesday, January 20 - 2:30 to 4:00 PM
Get some fresh air and learn the science of winter plant identification.
Click on flyer for more information and to register.
Once you have registered for "Composting and Eco-friendly Yard Care" or "Dahlias", you will receive a link to watch the recorded version.
When shopping at our fine Retail Partners, please remember to present your Membership card at the beginning of your check out transaction. Our Retail Partners need to enter the discount at the beginning of that process.
If you have not yet used this wonderful Member Benefit, you can view our full list of Retail Partners by clicking here.
Don't forget to "SMILE!"Amazon Smile, that is!
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All our events can be found on our Events Page where, we are happy to say, you can register and pay on line -- just click on the "Add to Cart" buttons on our Events page and Membership page. Questions or need more information? Call 862-325-7754.