Pre-Registration required for all programs unless otherwise noted

  • Star Hopping in the Winter Sky
    12/19/2014   5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
    Educational, Family

    The winter sky is the best sky to see the constellations of the night.  During this session participants will learn how to navigate or “star hop” the night time sky and will be able to identify the major constellations of the winter sky.  Highlights of the constellations and lore will be discussed.

    Cost: FREE!

    Eventbrite - Star Hopping in the Winter Sky

  • Up with the Birds: The New Winter Bird Community
    12/21/2014   7:30 AM - 9:30 AM
    Educational, Family, Wildlife

    Bring your binoculars for a guided bird walk before the property opens to the general public. 

    Meet at the Front Door of the Orientation Center and end somewhere in the core of the property where participants can choose to either return to the Farm Barn or continue to enjoy the day on their own.

    Open to anyone with an interest in birds, age 12 and up (or younger with approval of Leader).

    Cost: $5 per person.

    Eventbrite - Up with the Birds: The New Winter Bird Community

  • Up with the Birds: The New Winter Bird Community
    12/30/2014   7:30 AM - 9:30 AM
    Educational, Family, Wildlife

    Bring your binoculars for a guided bird walk before the property opens to the general public. 

    Meet at the Front Door of the Orientation Center and end somewhere in the core of the property where participants can choose to either return to the Farm Barn or continue to enjoy the day on their own.

    Open to anyone with an interest in birds, age 12 and up (or younger with approval of Leader).

    Cost: $5 per person.

    Eventbrite - Up with the Birds: The New Winter Bird Community

  • Getting to Know Orchids
    1/24/2015   9:00 AM to 12:30 PM
    Educational, Plants, Gardening

    Learn the basics of caring for orchids. This program is designed for those who are new to orchids and who would like to learn more about this amazing plant. Join the orchid specialists of Duke Farms as they share information about the exciting world of orchids and teach the basics of orchid care.

    Participants will get an introductory tour of the Orchid Range and Native Orchid Nursery Bed. There will be the chance to see some of the 1,500 orchid varieties grown here.

    In addition, each participant will learn, hands-on, how to repot an orchid that they may take home and enjoy!

    Cost: $35. Space is limited and advance registration is required.

    Eventbrite - Getting to Know Orchids

  • Creating Meadows: The Story of Landscape
    2/6/2015   8:45 AM to 4:00 PM
    Educational, Plants, Gardening

    “Creating Meadows”, is a practical, “how-to” workshop designed to explore the development of a meadow from site preparation through post-planting maintenance.

    Three top experts in meadow establishment and landscape restoration will talk about their successes and why meadows are a critical component of healthy landscapes. 

    Presenter Bios:

    Thom Almendinger is the Director of Natural Resources and Agroecology for Duke Farms. He has developed and to continues direct a large-scale landscape restoration program on the 2,740-acre property that includes a range of habitats fostering nearly 30 species of wildlife, listed as threatened and endangered in New Jersey.   Additionally, Thom has directed the transformation of over 200 acres of manicured lawns to vibrant meadows across the property. 

    Neil Diboll will present the keynote, ”Five Steps to Successful Meadow Establishment”. Neil is the President of Prairie Nursery and is recognized internationally as an expert in native community ecology. A proponent of the early prairie movement, Neil’s goal goes beyond growing native plants to preserve a diverse gene pool and the genetic integrity reflected in the variability and adaptability of Nature itself. His knowledge, commitment and enthusiasm for native plants are at the root of Prairie Nursery's mission and have sustained the nursery through the decades.

    Dr. Jeffrey Keller is principal for Habitat by Design and has 25 years of experience in restoration ecology including landscape design to control nuisance species, stream channel restoration design and the design of created wetlands to filter stormwater runoff. His diverse list of clients includes Walt Disney Company, T. Rowe Price, Johnson & Johnson, the City of Philadelphia and the Trump Organization.

    Cost: $50 per person ($25 for Stewardship Roundtable Members).

    Eventbrite - Creating Meadows: The Story of Landscape Meadows

  • Getting to Know Orchids
    2/12/2015   9:00 AM to 12:30 PM
    Educational, Plants, Gardening

    Learn the basics of caring for orchids. This program is designed for those who are new to orchids and who would like to learn more about this amazing plant. Join the orchid specialists of Duke Farms as they share information about the exciting world of orchids and teach the basics of orchid care.

    Participants will get an introductory tour of the Orchid Range and Native Orchid Nursery Bed. There will be the chance to see some of the 1,500 orchid varieties grown here.

    In addition, each participant will learn, hands-on, how to repot an orchid that they may take home and enjoy!

    Cost: $35. Space is limited and advance registration is required.

    Eventbrite - Getting to Know Orchids

  • Deeper Understanding of Orchids Series 1
    2/21/2015   9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
    Educational, Plants, Gardening

    This program is a three-part series for the more serious orchid grower, who has gone beyond the beginner’s stage.

    During It’s All in the Flower, features of orchid flowers and associations with pollinator partners are explored, as well as relationships between different orchid species and genera.

    Growing Orchids in Tune with Nature centers on how different orchids grow in their environments and how that translates into growing practices. Orchid partnerships with fungi, in addition to orchid pests and Integrated Pest Management are also discussed.

    At the Potting & Troubleshooting Workshop, participants who have a concern about their plants are encouraged to bring in one or two of their orchids for a diagnosis. Problems are addressed, including the need for repotting. After a repotting demonstration, orchids are supplied for the class to repot, which they take home.  Orchids which have particular issues in the greenhouse may also be examined.

    Cost: $45. Space is limited and advance registration is required.

    Eventbrite - A Deeper Understanding of Orchids Series 1

  • Getting to Know Orchids
    3/21/2015   1:00 PM to 4:30 PM
    Educational, Plants, Gardening

    Learn the basics of caring for orchids. This program is designed for those who are new to orchids and who would like to learn more about this amazing plant. Join the orchid specialists of Duke Farms as they share information about the exciting world of orchids and teach the basics of orchid care.

    Participants will get an introductory tour of the Orchid Range and Native Orchid Nursery Bed. There will be the chance to see some of the 1,500 orchid varieties grown here.

    In addition, each participant will learn, hands-on, how to repot an orchid that they may take home and enjoy!

    Cost: $35. Space is limited and advance registration is required.

    Eventbrite - Getting to Know Orchids

  • Introduction to Organic Gardening
    3/23/2015   6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Gardening

    Have you been wanting to transition to an organic garden but weren’t sure where to start?  Are you a new gardener in the Duke Farms Community Garden? This class is for you!  

    Learn the basics of organic gardening from pest and disease identification and control options to soils, compost, planting and harvesting. 

    Cost: FREE!

    Eventbrite - Introduction to Organic Gardening

  • Introduction to Organic Gardening
    3/28/2015   1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    Gardening

    Have you been wanting to transition to an organic garden but weren’t sure where to start?  Are you a new gardener in the Duke Farms Community Garden? This class is for you!  

    Learn the basics of organic gardening from pest and disease identification and control options to soils, compost, planting and harvesting. 

    Cost: FREE!

    Eventbrite - Introduction to Organic Gardening

  • Getting to Know Orchids
    4/9/2015   9:00 AM to 12:30 PM
    Educational, Plants, Gardening

    Learn the basics of caring for orchids. This program is designed for those who are new to orchids and who would like to learn more about this amazing plant. Join the orchid specialists of Duke Farms as they share information about the exciting world of orchids and teach the basics of orchid care.

    Participants will get an introductory tour of the Orchid Range and Native Orchid Nursery Bed. There will be the chance to see some of the 1,500 orchid varieties grown here.

    In addition, each participant will learn, hands-on, how to repot an orchid that they may take home and enjoy!

    Cost: $35. Space is limited and advance registration is required.

    Eventbrite - Getting to Know Orchids

  • Discovering Orchids for Kids and Parents
    4/18/2015   2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
    Educational, Family, Plants, Gardening

    Join us for a fun, hands-on exploration of orchids. Learn why orchids come in all shapes and sizes based on the wildlife that uses them for pollination.  

    This program is designed for kids 8-12 and their parents. It is sure to be fun for all, as we touch, smell and look into different orchid flowers and their landing pads, and check-out how and where they grow. After a repotting demonstration, each kid & parent team will repot an orchid plant and take it home to nurture.

    Each adult must accompany 1 or 2 children during this program, please no more than 2 adults per child.

    Cost: $10 per person. Space is limited and advance registration is required.

    Eventbrite - Discovering Orchids for Kids and Parents

  • Getting to Know Orchids
    5/16/2015   9:00 AM to 12:30 PM
    Educational, Plants, Gardening

    Learn the basics of caring for orchids. This program is designed for those who are new to orchids and who would like to learn more about this amazing plant. Join the orchid specialists of Duke Farms as they share information about the exciting world of orchids and teach the basics of orchid care.

    Participants will get an introductory tour of the Orchid Range and Native Orchid Nursery Bed. There will be the chance to see some of the 1,500 orchid varieties grown here.

    In addition, each participant will learn, hands-on, how to repot an orchid that they may take home and enjoy!

    Cost: $35. Space is limited and advance registration is required.

    Eventbrite - Getting to Know Orchids

  • NJ Native Orchids Series
    5/16/2015   2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    Educational, Plants, Gardening

    Are you aware that New Jersey is home to almost 60 species of orchids and over 35 of them are native to our own Piedmont region?

     During this program, you will learn about orchids native to NJ through a brief lecture and by exploring them in our Native Orchid Nursery Bed, Landscape Beds, and the Subtropical Southeast Coast Display. As many are threatened or endangered, we will also discuss how we can help them to survive, including the possibilities of cultivating some of them at home.

    This series of programs has been scheduled to coincide with blooming periods throughout the year so you can witness the beauty of all of our various orchids in person!  Take classes individually or as the whole series with a savings.

    Cost: $10 per class; $25 for the whole series. Space is limited and advance registration is required.

    Eventbrite - NJ Native Orchids Series - Entire Series

    Eventbrite - NJ Native Orchids Series - Individual Classes

  • Getting to Know Orchids
    6/11/2015   9:00 AM to 12:30 PM
    Educational, Plants, Gardening

    Learn the basics of caring for orchids. This program is designed for those who are new to orchids and who would like to learn more about this amazing plant. Join the orchid specialists of Duke Farms as they share information about the exciting world of orchids and teach the basics of orchid care.

    Participants will get an introductory tour of the Orchid Range and Native Orchid Nursery Bed. There will be the chance to see some of the 1,500 orchid varieties grown here.

    In addition, each participant will learn, hands-on, how to repot an orchid that they may take home and enjoy!

    Cost: $35. Space is limited and advance registration is required.

    Eventbrite - Getting to Know Orchids

  • NJ Native Orchids Series
    6/20/2015   2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    Educational, Plants, Gardening

    Are you aware that New Jersey is home to almost 60 species of orchids and over 35 of them are native to our own Piedmont region?

     During this program, you will learn about orchids native to NJ through a brief lecture and by exploring them in our Native Orchid Nursery Bed, Landscape Beds, and the Subtropical Southeast Coast Display. As many are threatened or endangered, we will also discuss how we can help them to survive, including the possibilities of cultivating some of them at home.

    This series of programs has been scheduled to coincide with blooming periods throughout the year so you can witness the beauty of all of our various orchids in person!  Take classes individually or as the whole series with a savings.

    Cost: $10 per class; $25 for the whole series. Space is limited and advance registration is required.

    Eventbrite - NJ Native Orchids Series - Entire Series

    Eventbrite - NJ Native Orchids Series - Individual Classes

  • Getting to Know Orchids
    7/18/2015   9:00 AM to 12:30 PM
    Educational, Plants, Gardening

    Learn the basics of caring for orchids. This program is designed for those who are new to orchids and who would like to learn more about this amazing plant. Join the orchid specialists of Duke Farms as they share information about the exciting world of orchids and teach the basics of orchid care.

    Participants will get an introductory tour of the Orchid Range and Native Orchid Nursery Bed. There will be the chance to see some of the 1,500 orchid varieties grown here.

    In addition, each participant will learn, hands-on, how to repot an orchid that they may take home and enjoy!

    Cost: $35. Space is limited and advance registration is required.

    Eventbrite - Getting to Know Orchids

  • Getting to Know Orchids
    8/6/2015   9:00 AM to 12:30 PM
    Educational, Plants, Gardening

    Learn the basics of caring for orchids. This program is designed for those who are new to orchids and who would like to learn more about this amazing plant. Join the orchid specialists of Duke Farms as they share information about the exciting world of orchids and teach the basics of orchid care.

    Participants will get an introductory tour of the Orchid Range and Native Orchid Nursery Bed. There will be the chance to see some of the 1,500 orchid varieties grown here.

    In addition, each participant will learn, hands-on, how to repot an orchid that they may take home and enjoy!

    Cost: $35. Space is limited and advance registration is required.

    Eventbrite - Getting to Know Orchids

  • Deeper Understanding of Orchids Series 2
    8/15/2015   9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
    Educational, Plants, Gardening

    This program is a three-part series for the more serious orchid grower, who has gone beyond the beginner’s stage.

    During It’s All in the Flower, features of orchid flowers and associations with pollinator partners are explored, as well as relationships between different orchid species and genera.

    Growing Orchids in Tune with Nature centers on how different orchids grow in their environments and how that translates into growing practices. Orchid partnerships with fungi, in addition to orchid pests and Integrated Pest Management are also discussed.

    At the Potting & Troubleshooting Workshop, participants who have a concern about their plants are encouraged to bring in one or two of their orchids for a diagnosis. Problems are addressed, including the need for repotting. After a repotting demonstration, orchids are supplied for the class to repot, which they take home.  Orchids which have particular issues in the greenhouse may also be examined.

    Cost: $45. Space is limited and advance registration is required.

    Eventbrite - A Deeper Understanding of Orchids Series 2

  • NJ Native Orchids Series
    8/15/2015   2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    Educational, Plants, Gardening

    Are you aware that New Jersey is home to almost 60 species of orchids and over 35 of them are native to our own Piedmont region?

     During this program, you will learn about orchids native to NJ through a brief lecture and by exploring them in our Native Orchid Nursery Bed, Landscape Beds, and the Subtropical Southeast Coast Display. As many are threatened or endangered, we will also discuss how we can help them to survive, including the possibilities of cultivating some of them at home.

    This series of programs has been scheduled to coincide with blooming periods throughout the year so you can witness the beauty of all of our various orchids in person!  Take classes individually or as the whole series with a savings.

    Cost: $10 per class; $25 for the whole series. Space is limited and advance registration is required.

    Eventbrite - NJ Native Orchids Series - Entire Series

    Eventbrite - NJ Native Orchids Series - Individual Classes

  • Getting to Know Orchids
    9/19/2015   1:00 PM to 4:30 PM
    Educational, Plants, Gardening

    Learn the basics of caring for orchids. This program is designed for those who are new to orchids and who would like to learn more about this amazing plant. Join the orchid specialists of Duke Farms as they share information about the exciting world of orchids and teach the basics of orchid care.

    Participants will get an introductory tour of the Orchid Range and Native Orchid Nursery Bed. There will be the chance to see some of the 1,500 orchid varieties grown here.

    In addition, each participant will learn, hands-on, how to repot an orchid that they may take home and enjoy!

    Cost: $35. Space is limited and advance registration is required.

    Eventbrite - Getting to Know Orchids

  • Getting to Know Orchids
    10/8/2015   9:00 AM to 12:30 PM
    Educational, Plants, Gardening

    Learn the basics of caring for orchids. This program is designed for those who are new to orchids and who would like to learn more about this amazing plant. Join the orchid specialists of Duke Farms as they share information about the exciting world of orchids and teach the basics of orchid care.

    Participants will get an introductory tour of the Orchid Range and Native Orchid Nursery Bed. There will be the chance to see some of the 1,500 orchid varieties grown here.

    In addition, each participant will learn, hands-on, how to repot an orchid that they may take home and enjoy!

    Cost: $35. Space is limited and advance registration is required.

    Eventbrite - Getting to Know Orchids

  • Getting to Know Orchids
    11/14/2015   9:00 AM to 12:30 PM
    Educational, Plants, Gardening

    Learn the basics of caring for orchids. This program is designed for those who are new to orchids and who would like to learn more about this amazing plant. Join the orchid specialists of Duke Farms as they share information about the exciting world of orchids and teach the basics of orchid care.

    Participants will get an introductory tour of the Orchid Range and Native Orchid Nursery Bed. There will be the chance to see some of the 1,500 orchid varieties grown here.

    In addition, each participant will learn, hands-on, how to repot an orchid that they may take home and enjoy!

    Cost: $35. Space is limited and advance registration is required.

    Eventbrite - Getting to Know Orchids

  • Getting to Know Orchids
    12/4/2015   9:00 AM to 12:30 PM
    Educational, Plants, Gardening

    Learn the basics of caring for orchids. This program is designed for those who are new to orchids and who would like to learn more about this amazing plant. Join the orchid specialists of Duke Farms as they share information about the exciting world of orchids and teach the basics of orchid care.

    Participants will get an introductory tour of the Orchid Range and Native Orchid Nursery Bed. There will be the chance to see some of the 1,500 orchid varieties grown here.

    In addition, each participant will learn, hands-on, how to repot an orchid that they may take home and enjoy!

    Cost: $35. Space is limited and advance registration is required.

    Eventbrite - Getting to Know Orchids

 
 
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