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Grow Your Own Sweet Potatoes

Start your garden NOW! This fun, make & take class will focus on starting, growing, and harvesting sweet potatoes, and now is the time to begin. Attendees will start their own plants (slips) and learn how to grow them in straw bales or in the ground. Bring your own sweet potato (BYOSP) or use one that is provided. The South Jersey Seed Circle Library will be on hand with seeds that can be started now. It’s on March 3rd from 1 pm to 3 pm at the Collingswood Public Library, 771 Haddon Ave., Collingswood, NJ 08108. 

Free and open to the public.  Sponsored by South Jersey Seed Circle Library and GMO free NJ.

For more information call (856) 425-2221.

See the Facebook event page here.

Landscaping Architecture–Entryways and Front Yards

With nationally-known landscape designer, Joe DeShayes. Horticultural Society of South Jersey monthly meeting.  Learn how to design a more gracious and inviting front yard and entrance. A list of his favorite plants  will be available  Free and open to the public. For more information, check the website or call 856-287-5959.

Seed Swap and Donation Event

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


Plants for Sensory Stimulation (Fragrance, Touch and Sound)

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: or call 856-287-5959. Facebook event:

Soap from the Garden, Demo & Sale

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,


Oldmans Creek Preserve Workday – Gardening

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.

Members and Guest “Chance Auction”

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:

Seed Saving Demo with the South Jersey Seed Circle Library

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

Twitter: @GMOFreeNJ

Organic Yard Care and Vegetable Gardening

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: or call 856-287-5959. Facebook event:

2nd Annual South Jersey Community Garden Tour

Come join us on this free & family friendly event! We’ll begin the day at our Williamstown Organic Community Garden, head to the Gloucester Township Community Garden at the Gabreil Daveis Tavern, then to the Community Garden at Crows Woods, Haddonfield, and end our day at the amazing Plant-A-Patch Community Garden at the Barclay Farmstead, in Cherry Hill, NJ!
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