Learn about saving nature’s seeds on May 18

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– Filling your yard and garden with native plants doesn’t have to be expensive if you know how to collect and propagate your own seeds.

Lauren Theis, education director for watershed watchdog Raritan Headwaters, will present a workshop on seed stewardship from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, May 18, at the Fairview Farm wildlife preserve at 2121 Larger Cross Road, Bedminster.

Participants will learn how to save and propagate seeds from nature and create their own heirloom seed collection. Theis will also discuss organic gardening techniques to help participants become more “River-Friendly” at home.


The seed stewardship workshop is the latest in a series of educational programs being held at Fairview Farm in conjunction with the “River-Friendly” program, which teaches local residents, businesses and schools how to protect clean water.

The program fee is $20 per person for the general public, and $15 for certified “River-Friendly” residents. Advance registration is required. To register, go to http://ow.ly/yLnO30bxu3q.


Raritan Headwaters and its partners – the Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association and the New Jersey Water Supply Authority – won the Governor’s Environmental Excellence Award in 2016 for the River-Friendly program.


Future River-Friendly workshops offered by Raritan Headwaters include:

  • Meet the River on Saturday, June 24;
  • The Power of Pollinators on Saturday, July 22;
  • Water Conservation at Home on Wednesday, Aug. 16.

For more information on the River-Friendly program and how individuals, schools and businesses can become certified, visit www.njriverfriendly.org or contact Lauren Theis atltheis@raritanheadwaters.org.

About Raritan Headwaters

The largest watershed organization in New Jersey, Raritan Headwaters has been working since 1959 to protect, preserve and improve water quality and other natural resources of the Raritan River headwaters region through efforts in science, education, advocacy, land preservation and stewardship. RHA’s 470-square-mile region provides clean drinking water to 400,000 residents of 38 municipalities in Somerset, Hunterdon and Morris counties and beyond to some 1.5 million homes and businesses in New Jersey’s densely populated urban areas.

Raritan Headwaters won the Governor’s Environmental Excellence Award in 2015 and 2016 in the category of Water Resources.

To learn more about Raritan Headwaters and its programs, please visit www.raritanheadwaters.org or call 908-234-1852.