Lambertville Goes Wild to hold native plant sale Sept. 22

(Photo: Mary Anne Borge)

Volunteer group Lambertville Goes Wild will sponsor a native plant sale on Saturday, Sept. 22, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Cavallo Park on Mount Hope Street in Lambertville.

Wild Ridge Plants and Toadshade Wildflower Farm will be selling plants at the event, including perennials, shrubs, trees and vines. Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve and the Hunterdon County chapter of the Native Plant Society of New Jersey will have representatives and information available. And Lambertville Goes Wild will provide experts available to help identify mystery plants from your property.

The group is promoting the wider use of native plants to help achieve its goal of certifying the City of Lambertville as a Community Wildlife Habitat recognized by the National Wildlife Federation, a plan supported by Lambertville City Council.

For Lambertville to become a Community Wildlife Habitat, several public spaces, such as parks and schools, and about 100 private properties, need to support native species such as butterflies, birds, and bees by providing food, water, cover, and places to raise young. Native plants are the critical foundation for meeting all these needs, says Lambertville Goes Wild.

The group is working to identify, enhance, and certify select public spaces, and is reaching out to the residents of Lambertville to encourage and assist them in certifying their properties. More information is available at their website, on Facebook, and at the plant sale Sept. 22.

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