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Duke Farms

Invasive Plant Foraging Workshop

Duke Farms 1112 Dukes Pkwy W, Hillsborough, NJ

Successfully manage invasive plants while enjoying their nutritional value. Course Overview Join professional forager and New Jersey backyard gardener, Tama Matsuoka Wong, in a workshop on foraging invasive plants. She will discuss how many of these plants are used culinarily and medicinally in their cultures of origin, particularly in Asia. This skills based workshop will […]


2023 New Jersey Invasive Species Conference

Duke Farms Coach Barn 60 Dukes Pkwy E, Hillsborough, NJ

We are pleased to host our 16th annual New Jersey Invasive Species Strike Team Conference! Widely considered the most comprehensive state-wide forum on invasive species and continues to evolve to address new and emerging issue, the conference has typically involved nearly 150 participants and speakers, representing academia, industry, government agencies, NGOs, the general public, and […]


Amphibian Naturalist Workshop

Duke Farms 1112 Dukes Pkwy W, Hillsborough, NJ

Learn important background information about amphibians, then gain environmental education experience to teach about them! Course Overview Naturalist workshops are hands-on professional development opportunities to provide educators with the scientific background of environmental phenomena followed by resources to effectively teach meaningful and impactful place-based education to a variety of age groups. Each workshop is first […]


Spring Dendrology Workshop

Duke Farms 1112 Dukes Pkwy W, Hillsborough, NJ

In this course, we will explore the trees of Duke Farms through the lens of biology, ecology, and biodiversity. Course Overview Lecture material on how trees fit into our local ecosystems—both today and into the future—will contextualize the strong focus on tree identification necessary to understand these complex organisms. Some background in basic tree identification […]


Spring Invasive Species Workshop

Duke Farms 1112 Dukes Pkwy W, Hillsborough, NJ

Learn spring season-specific invasive management techniques Course Overview The Spring Invasive Species Workshop is designed for land stewards or property owners who want to manage their natural resources more effectively. This expert-led short course will provide you with the essential background knowledge to further develop an understanding of safe stewardship practices. Additionally, a follow-up Fall […]


Map & Compass Navigation

Duke Farms 1112 Dukes Pkwy W, Hillsborough, NJ

Learn the techniques and importance behind map and compass navigation. Course Overview Have you ever gone off-trail to relieve yourself and wondered what you would do if you got turned around? Maybe you need to get back to your vehicle before a thunderstorm rolls in but you aren’t sure you trust yourself to take an […]


Wilderness First Aid

Duke Farms 1112 Dukes Pkwy W, Hillsborough, NJ

Emergencies can happen anywhere and at any time, but in the woods we’re more limited in what we can do. Course Overview WFA students will learn practical wilderness first aid skills and gain the confidence to step up, make decisions, and ultimately create positive outcomes from unpredictable situations. We don’t have all the medical resources […]


Advanced Field Botany

Duke Farms 1112 Dukes Pkwy W, Hillsborough, NJ

This 4-day course will focus on advanced techniques in plant identification, plant ecology, and the flora of New Jersey. Course Overview A brief review of basic identification topics will be covered, but attendees will be expected to have prior experience with identification of vascular plants. This course will be geared toward environmental consultants, educators, land […]


Designing the Environmentally Responsive Landscape

Duke Farms 1112 Dukes Pkwy W, Hillsborough, NJ

This full-day, hands-on workshop is for individuals wishing to create landscapes that are stunning and earth-friendly Course Overview The class focuses on weaving ecologically sound concepts into traditional residential design. It also includes graphics instruction to communicate ideas efficiently and boldly on paper. Content centers on the paradigm of curvilinear drift design and encourages the […]