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NPSNJ Fall Meeting - Saturday November 5, 2016

Details will be coming later. 

At our meeting, we will be having our annual Seed Exchange

Please start collecting native plant seeds NOW for our seed exchange!!

Last year we had about 60 species of NJ native plants seeds available for NPSNJ members at the fall annual meeting. You do not have to bring seeds to participate in the seed swap but we strongly encourage everyone to make every effort to bring seeds to the next exchange.

We are particularly interested in collecting large amounts of cleaned, common, purple and any other milkweed to help in restoring butterfly populations; flying milkweed chaff is a nuisance so please provide cleaned seed whenever possible. Our Native Plant Society horticulturist: Hubert Ling, hopes to make 30-40 species available. If members can supply another 30-40 native NJ species we will have the best exchange ever.

Seeds should be labeled with scientific name, common name, original site of origin (if known). Growing conditions would also be appreciated: soil, flower color, height, sun tolerance etc. Start collecting seeds now and help restore NJ's biodiversity and ecological health.

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NPSNJ has a new store:

Introducing our NEW store through a partnership with The Wandering Fairy, a local small business. All items in our new store are sourced from environmentally and socially responsible manufacturers. All apparel items feature the NPSNJ logo on the front and our mission statement on the back. All of the profits benefit and support our mission. If you have ideas for other items you would like to see in the store, please email store@npsnj.org. Thank you for your support and all that you do to help our shared ecosystem.

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Find out everything there is to know about the native flora of New Jersey, learn from the experts on native plants, get the latest on interesting activities near you, or join one of the many opportunities to participate in the growing national native plant movement — right here in the Garden State.

The Native Plant Society of New Jersey is a statewide non-profit organization dedicated to the appreciation, protection, and study of the native flora of New Jersey. Founded in 1985, we have hundreds of members across the state, and are organized into county and regional chapters. Our members include gardeners, horticulturists, naturalists, landscape designers, students, and native plant enthusiasts from all walks of life.

We conduct regular lectures and presentations with featured speakers on topics ranging from introduction to native plants, gardening with natives, identification and appreciation of the beautiful flora and ecosystems of New Jersey, ecological landscaping, and much more. Our annual meeting is a must-attend event for anyone involved in the native plant movement in New Jersey. We organize nature walks and garden tours, dispense advice on design and maintenance of native gardens and landscapes, and have helped establish native plant gardens around the state.