Links, News, & Resources

Thursday, April 3, 2014
6:30pm to 8:30pm
Rutgers NJ Agricultural Extension
Garibaldi Hall
621A Eagle Rock Avenue, Roseland, NJ 07068
For adults. Rutgers Cooperative Extension staff will introduce the basics of organic landscaping. Advance registration is required; call 973.228.8776. Fee: $15 per person

Thursday, April 10, 2014
6:30pm to 8:30pm
Rutgers NJ Agricultural Extension
Garibaldi Hall
621A Eagle Rock Avenue, Roseland, NJ 07068
For adults. Rutgers Cooperative Extension staff will teach how to build and install a rain barrel at your home, as well as water conservation tips. Hands-on rain barrel assembl; all tools and equipment are supplied. Advance registration is required; call 973.228.8776. Fee: $60 per rain barrel

South Orange Maplewood Adult School
Parent-Child Gardening and Nature Classes
Landscape and Gardening Classes
Parent Child Class Descriptions

Rutgers Gardens Classes

Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station
Research and outreach arm of Rutgers University
Garden education, advice, resources, links

Master Gardeners of Essex County

Cora Hartshorn Arboretum & Bird Sanctuary, Millburn NJ

Dig It! Magazine
Gardening magazine with calendar of gardening events, original reporting, and resources

Toadshade Wildflower Farm
Native perennial plants and seeds

Saving the Monarch Butterfly

Farm & Fork Society
Millburn/Short Hills
Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)
Purchase shares in poultry, fruit, eggs, vegetables, pies, pasta, or cider

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
Native plant database for U.S. states and Canada


Public Gardens in New Jersey

Plant Sales!
Most of these sales are the only fund raiser for the organization. Bring cash or a check as credit cards may not be accepted

Master Gardeners of Essex County
at the Presby Memorial Iris Gardens
Friday, May 3, 2013, 10:00 AM-4:00 PM
Saturday, May 4, 2013, 9:00 AM-2:00 PM
Saturday, May 11, 2013, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
at the Essex County Environmental Center

Maplewood Garden Club
at Maplewood Pool, 187 Boyden Ave., Maplewood
Thursday, May 9, 2013, noon-8:00 PM
Friday May 10, 2013, 8:00 AM-8:00 PM
Saturday May 11, 2013, 8:00 AM-4:00 PM

Rutgers Gardens
Friday, May 10, 2013, 10:00 AM-5:00 PM
Saturday. May 11, 2012, 9:30 AM-4:00 PM
Sunday, May 12, 2013, 9:30 AM-3:00 PM

Trail side Nature and Science Center
Sunday, May 19, 2013 Noon-5:00 PM
Plant and book sale, clinics, soil tests, information and cafe.

Upcoming Workshops and Events

Maplewood Community Garden Hosted Events:

Other Workshops and Events of Interest



Naturalist “Wildman” Steve Brill, America’s go-to guy for foraging will lead one of his world-famous foraging tours on the grounds of Schiff Nature Preserve. Learn how to identify both native & invasive edible plants, and how to prepare them.
Registration: Suggested donation $20 per adult, $10 per child. Registration info coming soon.

Botanical Art in Watercolor Workshop
With Artist/Illustrator Ruth Tietjen Councell
Saturday, February 23, 2013 10:00AM – 2:00 PM
Arts Guild New Jersey in Rahway
For more information and to register go to: or call 732-381-7511

Organic Gardening Fair

Saturday, June 30, 2012
9:00 am to 1:00 pm

Essex Co. Environmental Center
621A Eagle Rock Ave.
Roseland, NJ
sponsored by the New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station,  Cooperative Extension, in cooperation with the Essex County Environmental Center
Click here for more information: Organic Garden Fair


Gardener Resources

The Friends of the Frelinghuysen Arboretum
353 East Hanover Ave.
Morristown, NJ 07962
Click here for maps and detailed directions

Master Gardeners of Essex County
621A Eagle Rock Avenue
Roseland, NJ 07068   (Directions)

The Master Gardeners of Union County

The Maplewood Garden Club

The Native Plant Society of New Jersey 

The Rutgers Gardens
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
112 Ryders Lane
New Brunswick, NJ 08901-8519
Phone: 732-932-8451  Fax: 732-932-7060
Directions to the Gardens

Slow Food Northern New Jersey &

Morris County Park Commission Present



DATE: Sunday April 15, 2012
Fosterfields Living Historical Farm

73 Kahdena Road

Morristown, NJ 07960

Commercial honeybee operations pollinate crops that make up one out of every three bites of food on our tables. This documentary about Colony Collapse Disorder examines the alarming disappearance of honeybees and the greater meaning it holds about the relationship between mankind and mother earth.

A Q & A session with a local NJ beekeeper after the screening will give you the opportunity to find out more about the challenges of setting up a local apiary, and the current ‘hot topics’ in the beekeeping world.  

1:00 pm   A honey-themed vegetarian/non-vegetarian lunch is available for $10, before the film*
1:30pm   Free Film Screening
call Amanda at 908-432-2269 to request vegan option.

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