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See upcoming events hosted by the NJ Gateway chapter, as well as events hosted by other organizations that may be of interest to our members.

Upcoming Chapter Events

Events Archive: 2022 | 2023 | 2024 | 2025 | Upcoming Events

January 2024

Jan
25

"Cultivating Change" with Lorraine Johnson

Hosted by Wild Ones National
This event has ended
Thursday, January 25th, 2024
to (Central Time)
Online/Virtual

Public Welcome Will be Recorded Free Event Program/Speaker Presentation

Explore how native gardening can address climate challenges in our next Wild Ones national webinar, “Cultivating Change” with author and activist Lorraine Johnson. Johnson has been researching and writing about environmental issues for three decades. Learn about the pivotal role of gardening as an act of stewardship in the face of climate and ecological challenges. Discover the profound connections between individual gardens and the broader world and learn how these green spaces can serve as catalysts for positive ecological and social change.  Join Wild Ones for a practical and insightful discussion on gardening's positive impact on the environment and our future. 

Virtual registrants will receive a link to watch the talk live as well as a link to the recording. The recording will only be available for a limited time. 

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March 2024

Mar
19

"Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants" with Robin Wall Kimmerer

Hosted by Wild Ones National
This event has ended
Tuesday, March 19th, 2024
to (Central Time)
Online and in person at Reeve Union, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, 748 Algoma Blvd, Oshkosh, WI, 54901 Map
Live Stream Available

Public Welcome Limited Access Recording Paid Event Program/Speaker Presentation Wheelchair Accessible Public Restroom Free Public Parking Drinking Fountains Assistive Hearing

Registration for this event is now closed, and registrants have been emailed about attending. Please contact [email protected] if you have any issues getting in.

This will be a paid event for both in-person and remote viewing. Virtual registrants will receive a link to watch Dr. Kimmerer's talk live as well as a link to the recording. The recording will only be available for a limited time. 

Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants
Ecological restoration can be understood as an act of reciprocity, in return for the gifts of the earth. This talk explores the ecological and ethical imperatives of healing the damage we have inflicted on our land and waters. We trace the evolution of restoration philosophy and practice and consider how integration of indigenous knowledge can expand our understanding of restoration from the biophysical to the biocultural. Reciprocal restoration includes not only healing the land but our relationship to land. In healing the land, we are healing ourselves.

Wild Ones is excited to cohost this event with the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh's Earth Week 2024 and the Wild Ones Fox Valley Chapter. 

April 2024

Apr
13

North Bergen Earth Day

This event has ended
Saturday, April 13th, 2024
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Braddock Park, 9003 Bergenline Ave, North Bergen, NJ, 07047 Map

Public Welcome Family Friendly Public Restroom Free Public Parking Drinking Fountains

INVESTING IN OUR PLANET

Stop by and learn more about Hudson County Improvement Authority and initiatives to build a cleaner and more sustainable future.

Protecting Wildlife Through Eco-Friendly Living
Join us for our Earth Day festivities and enjoy a great day outdoors in Hudson County!

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Apr
20

Jersey City Earth Day

This event has ended
Saturday, April 20th, 2024
to (Eastern Time)
Lincoln Park, 1 County Rd 605, Jersey City, NJ, 07304 Map

Public Welcome Family Friendly Public Restroom Free Public Parking Drinking Fountains

INVESTING IN OUR PLANET

Stop by and learn more about Hudson County Improvement Authority and initiatives to build a cleaner and more sustainable future.

Protecting Wildlife Through Eco-Friendly Living
Join us for our Earth Day festivities and enjoy a great day outdoors in Hudson County!

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Apr
22

LG Earth Day

This event has ended
Monday, April 22nd, 2024
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LG North America Innovation Campus , 111 Sylvan Ave, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, 07632 Map

Public Welcome Family Friendly Hands-On/How-To Workshop Garden Installation/Maintenance Wheelchair Accessible Lots of Physical Activity

Our table will be full of fun activities for both children and adults to learn about the necessity of Native Plants! 

We also hope you join us to install the first ever front-facing native plant garden for a business in New Jersey!

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Apr
26

Liberty State Park Native Scavenger Hunt

This event has ended
Friday, April 26th, 2024
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Liberty State Park Nature Center, 275 Freedom Way, Jersey City, NJ, 07305 Map

Public Welcome Family Friendly Free Event Group Tour Nature Walk/Hike Public Restroom Free Public Parking Lots of Physical Activity Drinking Fountains

West New York class of students go on a scavenger hunt bingo with our Secretary! They will learn about native plants & species residing in Liberty State Park. Students must repeat back one fact about each bingo row in order to win a prize! 

Apr
27

Butterfly Garden Installation

This event has ended
Saturday, April 27th, 2024
to (Eastern Time)
Braddock Park, Riverview Dr, North Bergen, NJ, 07047 Map

Public Welcome Family Friendly Free Event Hands-On/How-To Workshop Garden Installation/Maintenance Public Restroom Free Public Parking Lots of Physical Activity

🦋 Butterfly Garden: Volunteers Needed! 🌱

Volunteer with us to plant a native pollinator garden next weekend!

🗓️ Saturday, April 27th, 2024
⏰ 9:30 AM - 1 PM
&
🗓️ Sunday, April 28th, 2024
⏰ 11:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Rain Dates: May 4th & 5th, same times 
📍Braddock Park (nearby the Nature’s Park Cafe and lake, location link in bio)

Create a sanctuary for our pollinators and a beautiful native garden for everyone to enjoy! 🌼🌿🐝

Come join us to learn what plants are native to Hudson County and how they can support wildlife. We will be putting down weed barriers & planting stunning native wildflowers. You can enjoy a day at the park and feel good knowing you’re supporting local wildlife! 🪴💜

We will be providing tools & gloves for our volunteers! 🛠️🧤

We are also looking for cardboard or newspaper for weed barriers 📰 Please bring some if you can! 🙌

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Apr
27

Laurelwood Arboretum Earth Day

This event has ended
Saturday, April 27th, 2024
to (Eastern Time)
Laurelwood Arboretum Knippenberg Center for Education, 725 Pines Lake Dr W, Wayne, NJ, 07470 Map

Public Welcome Public Restroom Free Public Parking

EARTH DAY CELEBRATION

A Free Community Celebration! Fun for the whole family!

Native Trees For Sale
Environmental Community Groups
Horticulture Experts on-site
Educational Displays
Children's Activities
Raffles, Seed Give-Aways
Tours and More!

SHUTTLE SERVICE AVAILABLE

Park at Pines Lake School

511 Pines Lake Dr. Wayne, NJ 07470

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August 2024

Aug
22

"Combating the Biodiversity Crisis with Native Plants" with Sarah Gray & Coralie Palmer

Hosted by Wild Ones National
Thursday, August 22nd, 2024
to (Central Time)
Online/Virtual

Public Welcome Will be Recorded Program/Speaker Presentation

Explore how native plants can enhance biodiversity and support ecosystems in our upcoming Wild Ones national webinar, “Combating the Biodiversity Crisis with Native Plants” featuring Sarah Gray and Coralie Palmer from the Indiana Native Plant Society.

Native plants are essential for maintaining biodiversity as they provide food and shelter for a wide range of wildlife, including pollinators, birds, and beneficial insects. By incorporating native plants into your landscape, you can create a thriving ecosystem that supports local fauna and flora. These plants are well-adapted to local environmental conditions, making them more resilient to climate change and reducing the need for chemical fertilizers and pesticides. Attendees will learn how native plants can improve soil health, enhance water retention, and contribute to a more sustainable and vibrant ecosystem.

Sara and Coralie are part of the Indiana Native Plant Society (INPS) Landscaping team, and they have collaborated on diverse projects across Indiana, including native planting schemes for schools, community gardens, the Eiteljorg Museum, and the Humane Society. Their new design for Indianapolis reflects typical sub-divisions in Indiana and considers future climate challenges, such as increased flooding and hotter, drier summers. The design features resilient, native Indiana plants that thrive in local soil conditions and contribute to the ecosystem.

Don’t miss this opportunity to gain insights from leading experts in native plants! Participants will gain practical insights into native garden designs and learn how tailored landscaping can support wildlife, promote ecological balance, and help restore natural habitats. 

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September 2024

Sep
19

"The Beauty and Benefits of Hedgerows" with Heather McCargo

Hosted by Wild Ones National
Thursday, September 19th, 2024
to (Central Time)
Online/Virtual

Public Welcome Will be Recorded Free Event Program/Speaker Presentation

Explore the ecological and aesthetic advantages of hedges and hedgerows in our upcoming Wild Ones national webinar, “The Beauty and Benefits of Hedgerows” with Heather McCargo, founder of Wild Seed Project.

Native hedgerows are diverse plantings of woody plants from shrubs to small trees along with herbaceous groundcovers at their base.  Learn how these low-maintenance and sustainable plantings of shrubs, trees, and groundcovers can enhance biodiversity, provide critical habitats for wildlife, and contribute to climate resilience. Discover practical tips for designing and implementing hedgerows in various landscapes, from farms to urban settings, and understand their role in supporting pollinators, birds, and soil health. 

 You will also learn about Heather McCargo and the Wild Seed Project's latest collaboration with Wild Ones on the new Native Garden Design for Portland, ME. Don't miss this opportunity to gain insights from a leading expert in native plant restoration and take your landscaping skills to the next level. 

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October 2024

Oct
24

"Matrix Landscape Design" with Benjamin Vogt

Hosted by Wild Ones National
Thursday, October 24th, 2024
to (Central Time)
Online/Virtual

Public Welcome Will be Recorded Free Event Program/Speaker Presentation

Learn how to use high-density plantings that replicate natural ecosystems in aesthetically pleasing designs, enhancing ecological functions while reducing maintenance efforts in our upcoming Wild One’s national webinar, “Matrix Landscape Design” with author, landscape designer, activist, and educator Benjamin Vogt.

Matrix planting is a landscape design approach that mimics natural ecosystems by closely planting and layering compatible perennials and grasses to cover the soil, provide more ecosystem services, and eliminate the need for wood mulch or aggressive weeding.  Join Wild Ones for a webinar to learn how author, educator, and landscape designer Benjamin Vogt applies this approach to create stunning native gardens. Learn the principles behind this method, its ecological benefits, and practical steps to implement matrix planting in your own garden. 

You will also learn about Benjamin’s latest collaboration with Wild Ones on the new Native Garden Design for Lincoln, NE. Don’t miss this opportunity to gain insights from a leading voice in natural garden design and take your gardening skills to the next level. Register now to secure your spot! 

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