Sunday, October 20, 2013

NJ Native Plant Society South Jersey Chapter Has Formed

It is with great pleasure that I announce the creation of a South Jersey chapter of the NJ Native Plant Society. And its right here in Atlantic County. For several years I have wished to be able to start one as the monthly meetings were usually in north or central NJ, and pretty far away. But I knew, between work, the nursery and my volunteer work, I had too many irons in the fire and just w have stepped up to the plate and made this happen. However recently some fellow native plant enthusiasts from South Jersey have stepped up to the plate and formed two new South Jersey Chapters, The Southeast Chapter and the Delaware Bayshore Chapter. Now native plant lovers from all over South Jersey will be able to study, volunteer, educate and share to get more out of the plants we love so much. I don't have much information on the Delaware Bayshore Chapter yet. I will update once I do.

The Southeast Chapter has been organized by naturalists Jesse Connor and her husband Jack Conner and native plant enthusiasts Barbara Fiedler and Bert Hixon. The meetings will be eight held at Stockton State College in Pomona, Atlantic County, monthly excluding Nov, Dec, July and Aug. at 7pm in room L0115. Meetings an events will feature presentations on various native plant topics as well as field trips. This is very exciting! I will post updates as they become available on events and such. You may also want to go to the website of the NJ Native Plant Society and join so you will get updates on all the happenings.


  1. Hi Raven, I just stumbled on your wonderful site by a recommendation to list your nursery in my new resource I'm creating about finding native plants in North America. I love your philosophy and mission to create more wildlife habitat with native plants. And I share that mission with you. The NJ page doesn't yet have a lot of resources, and I know there's many more. Do you know of any other native plant resources I should add to this page: Thanks for your help! And thanks for the wonderful work you are doing to educate folks about the necessity of adding more native plants to our landscapes.

    1. Hi Carole,

      I checked out your website, what a wealth of information for folks to learn about native plants and wildlife. I also signed up for your online class, as one can never have too much knowledge and I feel we are all learning and working together. I would love to include your site as one of the references in my handouts when I give talks. Thank you for all you do.

  2. This is great news, and I just happen to know both Jack (assoc. of my wife at Stockton prior to retirement) and Barbara through the band and her husband i.e. Package Goods Orchestra. The link to the chapter did not work for me. I'm at so any further info provided would be so appreciated. Congrats on all you do. Also, I'd love to subscribe to your blog, bur do not see an RSS Feed option. Thanks