Wednesday, September 24, 2008

D&R Greenway Plant Sale Thursday

The D&R Greenway is having an exhibit opening tomorrow that will include the first selling of native plants from the nursery they're developing. The plants have been propagated from local genotypes, meaning that these plants carry genetic material from plants that have grown in the Princeton area for millenia. Some characteristics of a native species can vary across its range. Selling local genotypes preserves these special characteristics.
Below is information on the event, and also a list of plants being sold. Most are trees, but there are a couple wildflowers, most notably boneset (see recent posts).


From http://www.drgreenway.org/:

"The Land That Feeds You, Celebrating Farms and Farmers"
- a mixed media art exhibition celebrating agriculture in the Garden State

Join us for the Opening Reception on Thursday, September 25th, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
featuring art, local foods and wines.

Featured Speakers: Charles Kuperus, Secretary, NJ Dept. of Agriculture, "Import of Agriculture to the Garden State" and Michelle Mulder, Counsel to Congressman Rush Holt, on the Congressman's New Community Supported Agriculture Bill.

Purchase the first specimens from D&R Greenway's Native Plant Nursery! This event is free, but reservations are requested. Music by Bill Flemer Riverside Bluegrass Band. Art is available for purchase, 35% of the purchase price is a tax-deductible contribution to D&R Greenway's land preservation mission.
RSVP requested: 609-924-4646



Plant List for the plant sale:

Spicebush
Arrowwood
Winterberry
Serviceberry (A. Laevis)
Persimmon
Shagbark Hickory, White Oak, Chestnut Oak, N. Red Oak (all one-year old as they are deep tap-rooters)
Black Birch
Tuliptree
Boneset
Golden Ragwort

3 comments:

  1. Steve, it means so very much that you honor D&R Greenway's preservation and stewardship mission with these notices of upcoming events.

    You are doing a beautiful job, not only politically in our town; but also in preserving blooms along the towpath otherwise mowed; and especially in the excellence of your writing on nature in our midst! And the breadth and depth of your teaching is so heartening - especially for the environmentalists of tomorrow.

    Carolyn

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  2. Thanks for writing this.

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  3. There are many perennials that can add to the beauty of any place in a few months, if due care and attention is paid while choosing and growing them.

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