Register for ‘Jersey-Friendly Yard’ Event at Ocean County College

Sep 13, 2017

Entomology and wildlife ecology professor Doug Tallamy is the keynote speaker for an event titled “Bringing Nature Home to Your Jersey-Friendly Yard” scheduled for Oct. 14 at Ocean County College. Register now to reserve a spot.

“Fall is a great time to plant and prepare for next year’s growing season,” according to the Barnegat Bay Partnership, one of the event sponsors. “It’s also the perfect time to learn how to create a beautiful, healthy, low-maintenance and eco-friendly yard.”

Tallamy, who teaches at the University of Delaware, is the author of Bringing Nature Home and The Living Landscape, books that have, said the BBP, “sparked a national conversation about sustaining healthy communities by planting native species at home. Other speakers will talk about how to maintain healthy soil, reduce fertilizer and pesticide use, conserve water and provide valuable habitat for pollinators and other wildlife.”

The workshop will also feature the comprehensive “Landscaping for a Healthy Environment” resources and tools of Jersey-Friendly Yards, a website developed by the BBP with a grant from the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, as well as a native plant sale and eco-friendly exhibitors.

Visit to register for the event and to view the agenda. There is a $35 registration fee, which includes admission, morning refreshments and lunch.

The following organizations are sponsoring the event along with the BBP: the Native Plant Society of New Jersey, Pinelands Direct, Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey, the Ocean County Soil Conservation District and Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Ocean County. —J.K.-H.

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