Oct 05 2012

To Boil or Not To Boil, that is the question! Collection and Proper Treatment of Native Plant Seeds


Join us and Dr. Randi Eckel owner of Toadshade Wildflower Farm on Sunday October 28th at 11 a.m to learn how to save native seeds in Randi’s “To Boil or not to Boil, that is the question! Collection and Proper Treatment of Native Plant Seeds” workshop.

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Oct 05 2012

Capturing Hunterdon’s Scenic Beauty with Dwight Hiscano


Capturing Hunterdon’s Scenic Beauty with Dwight Hiscano

Grab your camera and join the Hunterdon Land Trust and noted Nature Photographer Dwight Hiscano to celebrate the scenic beauty of Hunterdon County

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Aug 22 2012

Farm to Table Dinner at the Historic Dvoor Farm, September 6


Farm to Table Dinner at the Historic Dvoor Farm, September 6

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Aug 20 2012

Explore Hunterdon, Hiking Day at the Farmers’ Market August 26


Join us at the Hunterdon Land Trust’s Farmers’ Market at the Historic Dvoor Farm for a special say highlighting hiking on Sunday, August 26, 9 am to 1 pm. We’re very lucky to live in a county with so many parks and so much preserved land. The variety of hikes, from an easy stroll to a challenging work out, and the different types of terrain you can find here in Hunterdon are a real gift.

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Aug 20 2012

61 Acre Farm Preserved in East Amwell


61 Acre Farm Preserved in East Amwell

East Amwell Township is a rural haven tucked away in the southeast corner of Hunterdon County. The township has worked for many years to make East Amwell a place where farming comes first. That commitment has paid off, and the township is home to many preserved farms, including a 61 acre farm on Wertsville Road recently preserved by the township with the help of the Hunterdon Land Trust.

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Jul 27 2012

July 29th at the Farmers’ Market, Water – keeping it clean (and fun!)


July 29th at the Farmers’ Market, Water – keeping it clean (and fun!)

This Sunday, July 29th, at the Farmers’ Market we’ll be taking a look at some of the many ways water is crucial to our well being. Delaware Riverkeeper will be on hand to talk about their work to maintain, monitor, and restore the River and its tributaries. And Paddle Creek of Frenchtown will be at our Community Corner tent to fill you in on the many ways you can get out and enjoy the Delaware.

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Jul 09 2012

Guest Post by Michael Heffler Cycling and Open Space – A Natural Alignment


Lately I’ve been educating myself on the open space around Lambertville.  A major reason that I moved to Lambertville was to get away from the ever- growing traffic and population in the suburbs.   If someone had asked me “Do you enjoy the open space around here?”  Up until recently I would have said: “I don’t know.”  That answer, like my youthful one, was out of ignorance.  The concept of open space wasn’t one I was familiar with.  As much as I appreciated seeing them, the farms, the woods and fields were just there.   For someone who has led rides with titles like “More animals than cars”, you would think that the preserved land in this area would be something I knew about.  The area is beautiful.  There are scenic vistas, open fields, and forests. More open space means less traffic, less traffic means more enjoyable cycling.  It took a while for me to find out that open space organizations are working to make sure this area retains its beauty and rural character. I’m not sure that ignorance is bliss but I am sure that knowledge provides the ability to appreciate our blessings and act wisely.   I have never heard a cyclist say: “If only there was more traffic where we cycle!”  More open space creates better cycling.  I’ve cycled in France, Italy, the Berkshires and Oregon the last few years.  Each time I came home, I realized our area is just as beautiful.  We can help keep it this way. There are problems in the world that don’t impact most of us directly and there are problems that affect us.  We don’t always know what we can do to solve some difficult problems like a broken tax system and climate change.  There are other problems we have to solve, like paying the bills. Keeping our area beautiful, for our selves and our children, is a problem with a ready solution, much like taking care of our health and the health of our families.  With some action and forethought, we can all contribute to preserving open space.  There are local open space organizations whose staff and volunteers steward the open space and keep our area beautiful.  This work benefits everyone, but it’s mostly invisible to us.  When open space gets developed we notice.  Developed land tends to stay developed. There is a natural alignment between open space and the enjoyment of cycling.  Giving your support to the local open space organizations is a great way to make sure we keep the area beautiful.  Support your local open space organizations.  It’s a great way to make sure you continue to live in a place where you want to keep pedaling.  See you on the road!

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Jul 05 2012

Kids Explore Dvoor July 8th!


Are you looking for a fun, interactive way to teach your kids about the importance of local food and healthy eating habits? Come to the Hunterdon Land Trust Farmers’ Market this Sunday for Kids Explore Dvoor.  Children ages 7 -11 are invited to a special tour of the market. From 10:00 to 11:30 kids will help shop for and take part in a cooking demonstration. Space is limited to the first 20 children, so stop by the land trust’s booth early and let us know if your child wants to participate! After the cooking demonstration, there will be an art project and scavenger hunt under the central market tent, so come and make a day of it! 111 Mine Street, Flemington – right on the Route 12 Circle. The market is open Sundays 9 am to 1 pm.

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Jul 02 2012

Welcome Patricia Ruby, Executive Director


We are very excited that Patricia Ruby has joined the land trust as the new Executive Director. “Patti’s background in environmental conservation and sustainability are an excellent match with the land trust’s work to preserve the natural beauty and resources of Hunterdon County” said Ron Monaco, President of the Board of Trustees. Patti comes to the Hunterdon Land Trust from the Sustainability Institute at The College of New Jersey where she served as program manager of the award-winning Sustainable Jersey program. “I am very excited to join the land trust team” Patti said. “I grew up close to Hunterdon County and always enjoyed the family farms and beautiful landscapes that define the area and make me feel that I truly belong to this place. I am very fortunate that my career allows me to help communities maintain a high quality of life so that our children and grandchildren continue to enjoy the rural and historic character of Hunterdon.” In addition to working with the Sustainable Jersey Program, Patti worked with the Lamington Conservancy and the Raritan Headwaters Association (formerly the Upper Raritan Watershed Association). She holds a Master’s Degree in Environmental Management from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, where she focused on planning, policy and sustainable development. Patti loves to travel but feels lucky to have great outdoor adventures just outside our front doors. “I am so happy to join the land trust to ensure that we and future generations always have such opportunities.”

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May 31 2012

Land Trust Celebrates ‘A Day on the Land’ June 9


Land Trust Celebrates ‘A Day on the Land’ June 9

Explore Horseshoe Bend Park, a spectacular new preserve in Kingwood Township.

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