Celebrating 29 Years of Wonder
In case you missed it last week, following are the winners of this year's Gingerbread Wonderland virtual exhibit.
Thank you once again to everyone who submitted a gingerbread creation (they were all wonderful!) and to all who so generously voted for their favorites. We deeply appreciate your participation and your help in keeping this popular tradition alive during the pandemic - We couldn't have done it without you!!!
Gingerbread Winners (click a picture to open in website):
Summer in the She Shed (entry #10348)
Happy Horsey Holidays! (entry #10347)
Zomzop's New UFO for Christmas (entry #10319)
Save our Arctic Animal Habitats (entry #10299)
Special Needs Category
Impressionism at the Mendham Mudhole (entry #10296)
Congratulations to all the winners who will receive gift cards courtesy of ShopRite, this year's Gingerbread Wonderland sponsor.
Saturday, March 6 - 9:00 AM
VIRTUAL ZOOM MEETING
The Friends of The Frelinghuysen Arboretum and Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Morris County are teaming up to present their Annual Community Garden Conference for the eleventh year in a row. It's going to be virtual this year, but we have an impressive list of session speakers, all experts in their field who will cover topics relevant to community gardeners, garden managers, and those trying to establish a new community garden.
Some of the sessions will be recorded prior to the conference so you will be able to watch at your leisure and some will be live with a Q&A in real time on March 6.
The topics for the 2021 conference include:
- Keynote Speaker Ken Greene, founder of Hudson Valley Seed Company.
- Ask the Experts with County Agent and Rutgers Vegetable Expert Peter Nitzsche and Kris Holmstrom, Rutgers Vegetable IPM Expert on Understanding Disease Management in a Community Garden.
- Food Safety in Community Gardens by County Agent Meredith Melendez.
- Seed Starting by Rutgers Master Gardener Grace Tshanakas.
- The Pest Patrol: Discovering Pests and Diseases in Community Gardens by Rutgers Master Gardener Community Garden IPM Team.
- The Coordinator's Round Table moderated by Ned Gardner, Co-manager of the Ted Largman Community Garden.
- Vegetable Garden Planning for Community Gardens by Rutgers Master Gardener Brian Monaghan.
This program is eligible for 5.0 Rutgers Master Gardener CEUs.
COOKING DEMONSTRATION: JAMES BEARD'S OATMEAL BREAD
Anytime in January
A RECORDED PROGRAM
Join Chef Cynthia Triolo as she demonstrates how to make James Beard's Oatmeal Bread. The recipe and a list of bread cookbooks will be provided when you register.
Since this is a recorded program, you can register to receive a link and watch the program at your convenience.
RUTGERS COOPERATIVE EXTENSION - 2021 Gardening Education Series
Wednesdays, February 3 - May 12, 6:30 to 8:30 PM
Topics include botany, soils, entomology, plant pathology, composting,vegetable and fruit gardening, trees and shrubs. pruning and lawn care.
SHADES OF RED AT THE ARBORETUM
A stroll around the grounds of The Frelinghuysen Arboretum today provided a variety of red in the gardens, from leaves, to flowers to berries. Here's a sampling:
Ilex centrochinensis x aquifolium
'Centennial Girl', Hybrid Holly
Viburnum x bodnantense 'Dawn'
Leucothoe axillaris, Coast Leucothoe
Click any of the images to see these nice images from Margery Ennist enlarged in our website's picture gallery.
Once you have registered for "Composting and Eco-friendly Yard Care" or "Dahlias", you will receive a link to watch the recorded version.
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If you have not yet used this wonderful Member Benefit, you can view our full list of Retail Partners by clicking here.
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All our events can be found on our Events Page where, we are happy to say, you can register and pay on line -- just click on the "Add to Cart" buttons on our Events page and Membership page. Questions or need more information? Call 862-325-7754.