Planting for Pollinators
Have you always wanted to plant a garden that attracts butterflies and other pollinators? Join us for a special workshop at the NJSOC to get you started. We’ll begin with a short slideshow to teach you the basics of gardening with native plants and their benefits to butterflies. Then, we’ll take a walk to look for interesting plants on campus and discuss some keys for identification. The final part of the workshop will be a hands-on session where you’ll practice an inexpensive and fun technique called “Winter Sowing” to start native plants from seed. All participants will receive a variety of native plant seeds and will create mini-greenhouses to take home.
This workshop will be faciliated by Barbara Rosenberg a longtime Master Gardener and Tanya Sulikowski an enthusiastic educator and ecologist.
The Friends of the New Jersey School of Conservation is a U.S. tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization. When NJSOC closed in July 2020, the Friends launched a campaign to save it. This ultimately led to negotiations with the NJ Department of Environmental Protection, owners of NJSOC, to obtain an interim management agreement for the School. This agreement was finalized in April 2021, and the Friends of NJSOC are proud to offer limited programming at NJSOC with the help of dedicated and talented volunteers. We are pleased to register you for one of our programs!