Thursday, March 4 - 7:00 PM
Join us for the second of our free Zoom talks previewing plants we'll have for sale online this year. Click here to register. The Zoom link will be sent to you the morning of the program.
We're open online now for plant orders, so click here (or on the Plant Sale Banner, above) to check out the plants available, place your order and find out when and where you can pick your order up. Happy Shopping!
Help support our annual fundraiser by forwarding this blast to family, friends and other contacts, the more the merrier. The Friends appreciate your help!
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.
Saturday, March 20, 1:00 to 4:00 PM and Saturday, March 27, 1:00 to 3:00 PM
VIRTUAL ZOOM PROGRAM
ONLY THREE PLACES LEFT, SO HURRY AND REGISTER
Join Katy Lyness, passionate home gardener and teacher of Botanical Illustration at the New York Botanical Garden, as she returns with a new two-part Botanical Drawing class.
As Spring starts to appear around us, learn how to use colored pencils to capture the singular beauty of the Tulip flower. This two-day workshop will cover basic drawing skills and colored pencil techniques. The first day will cover instruction and demonstration; the second day will consist of constructive critiques of the students' work.
A list of materials to purchase will be provided at registration; the complete list can be seen on our website.
The workshop is limited to 16 participants, so please register early.
The registration fee covers both classes.
Anytime in March
A RECORDED PROGRAM
Chef Cynthia Triolo will make Risi e Bisi (Rice and Peas) a traditional Italian dish similar to risotto. It is best made in early spring when fresh peas and their tendrils are available.
Register now and receive the access link when the recording is available.
MORRIS COUNTY PARK COMMISSION PROGRAMS
Forest Bathing with Rich Collins, AMFT Guide
Sunday, March 21, 9:30 AM to Noon, The Frelinghuysen Arboretum and
Saturday, March 20, 9:30 AM to Noon, Willowwood Arboretum
Click on the 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!
Amazon, through the AmazonSmile Foundation will contribute 0.5% of your purchases on Amazon to a charitable organization you select. Please consider selecting The Friends of the Frelinghuysen Arboretum as your designated recipient from this wonderful program.
Click here and log in to your amazon account to designate the Friends as your charity.
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