The Native Plant Society of New Jersey
Annual Fall Conference 2017 

SAVE the DATE:
November 4, 2017
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Raritan Valley Community College
Branchburg, NJ

The Conference will be held:
November 4, 2017
10:00 AM until 4:00 PM

Raritan Valley Community College
Main Campus, 118 Lamington Road, Branchburg, NJ
campus map
Conference Center near Lot 1  

Seed Swap:

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

Last year we had about 70 species of NJ native plants seeds available for NPSNJ members at the fall 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. Please note that the mints (Mountain Mints, Monardas, Hyssops etc.) drop their seeds rapidly so collect them when the heads are still half green! We could also use many seeds from South NJ and the Pine Barrens.

The Native Plant Society horticulturist: Hubert Ling, hopes to make 40 species available. If members can supply another 40-50 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: help restore NJ's biodiversity and ecological health, and have fun.

Remember to collect responsibly. Take seeds only where you have permission from the owner. Collection from plants in parks and other public areas is illegal. Also, take no more than ten percent of the seeds available. Leave some to repopulate the area and to feed local wildlife.

Hubert Ling, Horticulture@npsnj.org