WORKSHOPS
Registration Required: Workshops are held at our headquarters within Ramapo Mountain State Forest. The address will be provided via email upon registration. Maximum 10 attendees per program. If registration is filled, you will be put on a waiting list in the event of a cancellation. Suggested donation is due upon arrival: $30 for non-members and $20 for members . We accept cash and all major credit cards.

ALL ATTENDEES WILL RECEIVE ONE FREE NATIVE PLANT!

Please contact us at info@restorenativeplants.org with questions regarding the workshops.

Events may be canceled due to inclement weather. Participants will be notified via email
Milkweeds for Monarchs
Join the effort to help monarch butterflies by learning more about their life cycle, migration and the milkweed plants they need to survive. Take home a locally grown milkweed plant for your own garden.
  • Nancy Slowik
  • September 7th
  • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Food for Birds Spring Workshop
Learn how to help the birds where you live by planting native plants. Join afterwards for a short bird walk. Bring binoculars and field guides if you have them!
  • Jayson Hajek
  • TBD
  • TBD
Spring Invasive Species Identification, Removal & Native Alternatives
Participants will learn how to identify Invasive Plant species known as Garlic Mustard, Wineberry, and Chinese Wisteria. Unique to this program, we will also provide alternative native plant recommendations to replace these species with. There will be a hands-on activity where participants will remove Garlic Mustard and plant the native alternative species to restore habitat for wildlife.
  • Matt Simonelli & James Preisendanz
  • TBD
  • TBD
Late Spring Wildflower Walk
Learn more about our late blooming spring wildflowers and how to identify them in the field.
  • Nancy Slowik
  • TBD
  • TBD
Summer Wildflower Walk
Enjoy the longer days of summer and learn more about the many wildflowers that bloom at that time.
  • Nancy Slowik
  • TBD
  • TBD
Summer Invasive Species Identification, Removal & Native Alternatives
Participants will learn how to identify Invasive Plant species known as Japanese Barberry, Burning Bush, and Oriental Bittersweet. Unique to this program, we will also provide alternative native plant recommendations to replace these species with. There will be a hands-on activity where participants will remove Burning Bush and plant the native alternative species to restore habitat for wildlife.
  • Matt Simonelli & James Preisendanz
  • TBD
  • TBD
Food for Birds Fall Workshop
Learn how to help the birds where you live by planting native plants. Join afterwards for a short bird walk. Bring binoculars and field guides if you have them!
  • Jayson Hajek
  • TBD
  • TBD
Fall Invasive Species Identification, Removal & Native Alternatives
Participants will learn how to identify Invasive Plant species known as Japanese Knotweed, Tree-of-Heaven, and Multiflora Rose. In this unique program, we will also provide alternative native plant recommendations to replace these species. There will be a hands-on activity where participants will remove Multiflora Rose and the native alternative species to restore habitat for wildlife.
  • Matt Simonelli & James Preisendanz
  • TBD
  • TBD
Fall Wildflower Walk
Goldenrods and asters take center stage in the fall, but are just a few of the native plants to bloom at this time of year.
  • Nancy Slowik
  • TBD
  • TBD
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Please contact us at info@restorenativeplants.org with questions regarding the workshops.
Events may be canceled due to inclement weather. Participants will be notified via email.