Seed Swap & Donation Event
Calling all gardeners, seed keepers, and heirloom enthusiasts! Join the SJ Seed Circle Library for an afternoon of seed swapping and saving.
Bring your own seeds and envelopes :some to swap with others and some to donate to the seed library. We encourage people to donate locally grown seeds to the seed library.
We will have seeds and envelopes for those without seeds to share.
MORE INFO: call (856) 425-2221
Horticultural Society of South Jersey presents Bruce Crawford, Director of Rutgers Gardens. Typically, we only focus on the sense of sight when designing a garden. However, in order to make a garden as “complete” of an experience as possible, elements that stimulate the remaining four senses need to be incorporated. Plants for Sensory Stimulation looks at a number of those plants that impact the senses beyond sight and how best they can be incorporated into the garden! Free and open to the public. For more information, check the website: www.hssj.org or call 856-287-5959. Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/209294506649945/
If you’ve ever been interested in cold process soap making, save the date for this event. Watch soap being made with calendula flowers and luffa sponges grown organically in NJ gardens. You will leave with a recipe and all the resources you need to make your own soap at home. A variety of soaps will be available for purchase, just in time for holiday gift giving.
Free and open to the public
MORE INFO: call (856) 425-2221, www.GMOFreeNJ.com/events
Calling all gardeners! We need help sprucing up the gardens around Oldmans Creek Preserve. Please volunteer with us for our October OCP Workday. No gardening experience required! All tools and gloves will be provided.
October 9, 2018, at 7 p.m. Members and Guests “Chance Auction” Presented by the Horticultural Society of South Jersey. Carmen Tilelli Community Center, 820 Mercer Street, Cherry Hill, NJ. Bring new or gently used items to donate. What a great way to pass along any unwanted gifts or items that someone else may treasure. Free and open to the public to donate or shop. Gardening items always wanted but not mandatory. Call Diane 856.287.5959 for more information or visit the website: www.HSSJ.org. https://www.facebook.com/events/340158189884870/
Thursday, September 13, 2018 — South Jersey Seed Circle Library
An educational evening on how to save seeds. Covered will be the three basic methods of processing seeds: dry, wet, & fermentation. If you’d like to get your hands dirty, please bring your own fruits and dried seed pods with you for processing. Collingswood Public Library 771 Haddon Avenue, Collingswood, NJ.08108. Call 856-425-2221
Presented by Keith Monahan, Master Gardener and Charles White, of SJ Organic Gardeners Club. Learn how to grow your own organic veggies and how to maximize the use of your yard, counter the threat of weed resistance and do your part to protect “Planet Home”. Learn methods of organic lawncare, permaculture, and alternate land cover at the Horticultural Society of South Jersey monthly meeting. Free and open to the public. Carman Tilelli Hall, 820 Mercer Street, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002. For more information, check the website: www.hssj.org or call 856-287-5959. Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/238177123466105/
“Nature abhors a vacuum”, so put your garden beds to work beyond the usual summer growing season. Join Master Gardener Keith Monahan to learn what (& when) to plant for harvesting into late fall, winter, and even the following spring & summer. Topics include: planting for fall & winter harvest, protecting plants from cold weather, plants that are improved by winter, over-wintering a beloved pepper plant, and planting garlic and shallots for summer harvest. The South Jersey Seed Circle Library will be on hand with seeds that can be planted in your garden now. At the end of the program there will be an opportunity to participate in a group order of seed garlic for planting in the fall.
MORE INFO: call (856) 425-2221,
Join Kelly Gill from The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation to learn about the diversity of native pollinators in New Jersey and how you can help protect these important insects. The presentation will cover how to recognize native bees, intro to native bee biology and habitat needs, best plants for pollinators, and how to make your yard or garden a sanctuary for bees, butterflies, and other beneficial insects. Kelly Gill is an insect expert and will be happy to answer all your questions. Registration is NOT required, but to help us plan please indicate your attendance on Facebook or Register Here.
Free Pollinator Plant Bonus: Mt Holly Environmental Advisory Committee/Green Team is providing free native pollinator plants to attendees!