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1st Annual Women and Their Woods Workshop - SOLD OUT!

  • Hardwick, NJ 07825 (map)
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“Connecting, Educating and Empowering Women to take better care of their woods.”

This event is sold out. Please be sure to contact us to get on the mailing list for next year.

Registration is $35 and includes full day of programming, continental breakfast and luncheon.


Join us for our first annual workshop for women landowners interested in learning more about why and how to take care of their forests. This women-only workshop will be held at private property with 142 acres of land in Hardwick NJ. Some outdoor exploration will be included, please wear appropriate clothing and footwear.

Topics and Presenters:

Your Connection with Your Woods

Susi Tilley, Executive Director RVC
What is a Healthy Forest? Stewardship and Restoration for Biodiversity
Sara Webb, Professor Emeritus Drew University
Wonderful Things That Live in Your Woods
Sharon Wander, Trustee, RVC / Partner, Wander Ecological Consultants
Restoring the Forest Understory with Edible and Medicinal Native Plants

Rachel Mackow, Partner Wild Ridge Plants
Adventures of a Land Steward: A Personal Tale of Property Stewardship

Christine Hepburn, Ph.D., Trustee RVC
Organic Strategies for Management of Invasives
Rachel DeFlumieri, Horticulturalist and Arborist Consultant
Managing Your Forest in the Face of a Changing Climate
Leslie Sauer, Author of The “Once and Future Forest”, pioneer in the field of restoring and managing native landscapes
Farmland Assessment on Woodlands – A Guide to Management Alternatives for New Jersey Forest Landowners
Lori Jensen, Executive Director of NJ Forestry Association
Sharing the Costs: Stewardship Assistance Opportunities
Kara Hasko, NRCS
Legal and Financial Opportunities
Liz Marshall EsqTrustee, RVC

Topics will address forest health, best management practices, financial benefits of protecting the forest, including forestry stewardship plans and stewardship assistance programs. Learn about native woodland plants, holistic restoration, butterflies and insects, alternate treatment for invasive plants, practical applications and more.

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Check out this great video from our friends at the Delaware Highlands Conservancy from their event (www.DelawareHighlands.org/watw). Still have questions? Call us or email. This event is about creating community and connection. Let's begin today.