To register for these or any of the other public events offered by Medford Leas’ Pathways to Learning program, you may download the registration form or call 609-654-3588.

Sep
29
Fri
Plant Swap – A Time to Refresh Your Garden
Sep 29 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

No fee. Registration Deadline: September 22. Rain or Shine.

What better way to learn about gardening than from fellow gardeners? A plant swap is a great way to share your extra plants, acquire some new ones and share knowledge and fellowship with like-minded gardeners.

The fall is a perfect time of year to divide plants and is a wonderful time to rejuvenate a
well-established clump of perennials, or dig up plants and make room for something new and interesting in your garden. But what do you do with the extra plant material?

You are invited to register and bring your favorite plants, and in return, you will leave the swap with plants for your garden. Perennials, small shrubs, and houseplants are welcome in this swap. Plants need to be in containers and if possible, should be labeled with their name and type of conditions for the plant to thrive, i.e. shade or sun.

You are also invited to bring your gently used garden books and garden tools for swapping!

Oct
11
Wed
Gardening Guru Series
Oct 11 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

This series of programs by local experts is back by popular demand. A guru is often thought of as a religious teacher and spiritual guide in Hinduism, but in everyday language, a guru can be a term often given to someone who is an expert in a particular field. In this context, we invite you to attend one or all of our series of programs focusing on different aspects of gardening.

Each speaker holds a wealth of knowledge regarding gardening and horticulture. You
will be encouraged to learn, have fun with plants, and test your boundaries in this series.
We invite you to learn first-hand from these knowledgeable and talented individuals. The series is a reminder that gardening and connecting with nature does not end with the
summer season.

SESSION ONE:
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Daffodil Planting Workshop
Meet in the Medford Campus Theater where Debbie Lux, Medford Leas Horticulturalist, will share basic tips for planting and cultivation of everyone’s favorite spring flower – the daffodil! After the program, you are invited to help plant bulbs on the Medford Campus, which is of course a component of the Barton Arboretum and Nature Preserve of Medford Leas.

Bulbs and tools will be provided – just bring your enthusiasm to learn, and join in this fun interactive program! We appreciate your help in further developing our daffodil collection, which is open for the public to enjoy.

Workshop Leader:
Debbie Lux, Medford Leas Horticulturalist, will lead this interactive “hands on” session.

Oct
18
Wed
Gardening Guru Series
Oct 18 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

This series of programs by local experts is back by popular demand. A guru is often thought of as a religious teacher and spiritual guide in Hinduism, but in everyday language, a guru can be a term often given to someone who is an expert in a particular field. In this context, we invite you to attend one or all of our series of programs focusing on different aspects of gardening.

Each speaker holds a wealth of knowledge regarding gardening and horticulture. You
will be encouraged to learn, have fun with plants, and test your boundaries in this series.
We invite you to learn first-hand from these knowledgeable and talented individuals. The series is a reminder that gardening and connecting with nature does not end with the
summer season.

SESSION TWO:
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Rain Gardens for Homeowners Workshop

Have you always wanted to learn how to select a site, install, maintain, and choose plants for your own rain garden? Then join in this workshop to learn.

Rain gardens are where form meets function, and the gutter meets the ground. Simply put, rain gardens are gardens that are specifically designed to soak up rain water, mainly from roofs, but also from driveways and patios. Rain gardens look like your everyday flower garden, but really are much more. When it rains, a rain garden fills with a few inches of water and allows the water to slowly filter into the ground, rather than running off to the storm drains. Compared to a patch of lawn, a rain garden allows about 30% more water to soak into the ground. These unique gardens add beauty to your landscape and provide wildlife habitat. This workshop will provide you with the skills needed to develop and maintain your very own rain garden.

Workshop Leader:
Mike Haberland is an associate professor and County Environmental Agent for Burlington and Camden Counties with Rutgers University Cooperative Extension. Through his position with Rutgers University, Mike works to conduct and evaluate a water resource management and environmental conservation program, using applied research, demonstration, teaching, consultation, and publication. He collaborates with various organizations to develop programs that assist in the development, promotion, and education of innovative environmental, sustainable community, and natural resource management practices and policies.

Oct
25
Wed
Gardening Guru Series
Oct 25 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

This series of programs by local experts is back by popular demand. A guru is often thought of as a religious teacher and spiritual guide in Hinduism, but in everyday language, a guru can be a term often given to someone who is an expert in a particular field. In this context, we invite you to attend one or all of our series of programs focusing on different aspects of gardening.

Each speaker holds a wealth of knowledge regarding gardening and horticulture. You
will be encouraged to learn, have fun with plants, and test your boundaries in this series.
We invite you to learn first-hand from these knowledgeable and talented individuals. The series is a reminder that gardening and connecting with nature does not end with the
summer season.

SESSION THREE:
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Deer in Your Garden? How to Make the Best of this South Jersey Phenomenon

So, you’ve chosen a wonderful plant or shrub to enjoy in your garden, worked to find the perfect spot, dug the hole, amended the soil, and planted it – but, the next day you come into your garden to see that it has disappeared before your eyes.

You see the tell-tale hoof prints of deer in your garden and recognize that you’ve had visitors who enjoyed your planting for dinner – so what do you do?

Attend this program to learn some friendly ideas to develop strategies to combat deer,
this sometimes ever-present visitor to your garden. Take home ideas that you can employ in your garden so that you can enjoy a lush and balanced landscape.

Workshop Leader:
Kathleen Salisbury is an experienced and award-winning horticulture educator, writer, and blogger, having provided programming at locations including the New York Botanical Garden, Mt. Cuba, and The Barnes Foundation.

Nov
27
Mon
Holiday Wreath Making
Nov 27 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Fee: $25. Registration Deadline: November 24. Space is limited – register early!

Make a beautiful holiday wreath to get into the holiday spirit! Live materials, including magnolia, boxwood, holly, and other evergreens, will be provided to make a beautiful, fresh holiday wreath for you to take home. Many of these materials will come from the Barton Arboretum and Nature Preserve of Medford Leas. Other decorative items will be available to include in your wreath, or feel free to bring personal items of your own to use.

WORKSHOP LEADER Debbie Lux, Medford Leas Horticulturalist

Holiday Wreath Making
Nov 27 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Fee: $25. Registration Deadline: November 24. Space is limited – register early!

Make a beautiful holiday wreath to get into the holiday spirit! Live materials, including magnolia, boxwood, holly, and other evergreens, will be provided to make a beautiful, fresh holiday wreath for you to take home. Many of these materials will come from the Barton Arboretum and Nature Preserve of Medford Leas. Other decorative items will be available to include in your wreath, or feel free to bring personal items of your own to use.

WORKSHOP LEADER Debbie Lux, Medford Leas Horticulturalist

Nov
28
Tue
Holiday Wreath Making
Nov 28 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Fee: $25. Registration Deadline: November 24. Space is limited – register early!

Make a beautiful holiday wreath to get into the holiday spirit! Live materials, including magnolia, boxwood, holly, and other evergreens, will be provided to make a beautiful, fresh holiday wreath for you to take home. Many of these materials will come from the Barton Arboretum and Nature Preserve of Medford Leas. Other decorative items will be available to include in your wreath, or feel free to bring personal items of your own to use.

WORKSHOP LEADER Debbie Lux, Medford Leas Horticulturalist

Holiday Wreath Making
Nov 28 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Fee: $25. Registration Deadline: November 24. Space is limited – register early!

Make a beautiful holiday wreath to get into the holiday spirit! Live materials, including magnolia, boxwood, holly, and other evergreens, will be provided to make a beautiful, fresh holiday wreath for you to take home. Many of these materials will come from the Barton Arboretum and Nature Preserve of Medford Leas. Other decorative items will be available to include in your wreath, or feel free to bring personal items of your own to use.

WORKSHOP LEADER Debbie Lux, Medford Leas Horticulturalist