Dr. Randi V. Wilfert Eckel is the owner of Toadshade Wildflower Farm in Frenchtown, NJ where she has been propagating and promoting native plants since 1996. Randi frequently lectures and gives workshops on native plants and the interactions between plants and insects – her specialty while at college, graduate school and working at the USDA. Randi’s primary goal at Toadshade is to make little known plants available to the public and educate gardeners about the use of native plants and their important place in our world.
January 28: 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Everything Old is New Again: Perennial Native Plants for Garden, Field and Forest
An entertaining and beautiful presentation on native plants.
March 18:10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Incredible Edibles! Wild Foods for the Taking
From wild raspberries to dandelion fritters, an entertaining discussion of the good, the bad and the ugly of wild foods!
September 23: 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
To Boil or not to Boil, that is the Question! Collection and Proper Treatment of Native Plant Seeds
Different types of seeds require different treatments to get them to grow. A discussion of how to properly collect, store and treat seeds for maximum germination.
Small Fee, Check out the website at hartshornarboretum.org for more information.