Friends of Laurelwood Arboretum (FOLA) will host a free Native Tree Tour on Thursday, August 20, at 4 p.m. The tour will begin at the Knippenberg Center for Education at the arboretum, which is located at 725 Pines Lake Drive West in Wayne.
“This is an excellent opportunity for children and adults to learn about the native trees in Laurelwood on this new educational walking tour,” said Bonnie Joachim, FOLA’s program chairperson. The tour will be led by FOLA’s plant idenitifcation team. For more information, send an email to email@example.com or call 973-202-9579.
The Native Tree Tour is one of a series of educational programs and activities sponsored by FOLA.
Friends of Laurelwood Arboretum (FOLA) will host a family program led by Rick Mikula, known as “The Butterfly Guy.” The program will begin on Saturday, August 15 at 4 pm in the new Knippenberg Center for Education at Laurelwood Arboretum, 725 Pines Lake Drive West in Wayne. The cost is $15 per person, but the program is free for FOLA members and children accompanied by an adult. Non-members can join on the day of the event.
“Rick Mikula has been breeding and sharing his love of butterflies for over 35 years,” said Bonnie Joachim, FOLA’s program chairperson. “Both children and adults will enjoy his humorous and informative walk through the Sensory Garden and beyond in the arboretum.” Continue reading →
More than 85 people gathered at Laurelwood Arboretum on Sunday, July 19 to celebrate the dedication of the Knippenberg Center for Education. Officials from Wayne Township, Passaic County and the Tri-County Chamber of Commerce joined Alice Moskowitz, president of Friends of Laurelwood Arboretum (FOLA), vice president Jim McHugh, and Michael Rubin, Trustee of the John F. and Dorothy Knippenberg Charitable Trust, in cutting the ribbon for the opening of the new facility.
Cutting the ribbon for the dedication of the Knippenberg Center for Education are, from left, Passaic County Freeholders John Bartlett and Terry Duffy; Kathleen Alexander, a director of the Tri-County Chamber of Commerce; Alice Moskowitz, president of Friends of Laurelwood Arboretum (FOLA); Wayne Mayor Christopher Vergano; Barbara Schroeder, a director of the Tri-County Chamber of Commerce; Michael Rubin, Trustee of the John F. and Dorothy Knippenberg Charitable Trust; Jim McHugh, vice president of FOLA and immediate past president; and Councilwoman Nadine Bello.
A large and enthusiast group that included a brownie troop joined renowned herbalist Robin Rose Bennett for a medicinal weed walk through Laurelwood Arboretum. The young brownies were very attentive and asked excellent questions.
Master Gardener Dr. Edith Wallace shared her experiences with a group of tour guides in training at Laurelwood Arboretum. To volunteer as a guide, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 973-202-9579. Friends of Laurelwood Arboretum offers training and information to anyone who is interesting in volunteering as a guide.
Mrs. Elizabeth Alves (front row, right) and her Student Council from the Benway School in Wayne recently volunteered at Laurelwood Arboretum. They pulled weeds, planted annuals and perennials and mulched to beautify an area near the arboretum’s pond. Friends of Laurelwood Arboretum welcomes volunteers who are interested in helping maintain this extensive property.
Laurelwood Arboretum has a handsome new sign marking its entrance, thanks to the generous donations of the Pines Lake Garden Club and the Pines Lake Woman’s Club. Pictured at the sign are, on the left, Nancy Fadynich, president of the Pines Lake Garden Club and Rosa Ruffini, on the right, vice president of the Pines Lake Woman’s Club.
Winners of the Container Plant Raffle sponsored by Friends of Laurelwood Arboretum (FOLA) at Wayne Day were, from left, Cat and Sheryl Olson. The planter was designed by FOLA board member and volunteer Sara McHugh. Members of the organization were on hand at the FOLA booth to tell Wayne Day visitors about the beautiful 30-acre Wayne Township public park, which is open daily from 8 am to dusk.
Renowned herbalist Robin Rose Bennett will lead a Medicinal Weed Walk through Laurelwood Arboretum on Thursday, June 11 at 4 pm. She will show participants how to identify commonly found plants that can be used as herbal medicines or are delicious and nutritious to eat.
Laurelwood Arboretum is located at 725 Pines Lake Road West in Wayne. Participants will meet in the Knippenberg Center for Education. Admission to the program is $15. but free for FOLA members.
Russell Schubert, Wayne Township’s Director of Parks and Recreation, (at left) hosted a meeting of the New Jersey Recreation and Parks Association District 1 at the new Knippenberg Center for Education at Laurelwood Arboretum. Before and after the meeting, volunteers from Friends of Laurelwood Arboretum (FOLA) took guests on tours of the 30-acre park, which is owned by Wayne Township and managed by FOLA.
Bonnie Joachim (at right) of Friends of Laurelwood Arboretum took several groups from the New Jersey Recreation and Parks Association District 1 on tours of Laurelwood aboard the park’s motorized vehicle.