Gardeners’ Day 

Wednesday, April 10, 2019
at the Old Paramus Reformed Church 
660 East Glen Avenue, Ridgewood, NJ 


“Gardening as if the World Depends on Us”

A Lecture by Award Winning Horticulturalist and Author 

Tovah Martin 


Doors open at 11 am – Start with shopping for vintage jewelry and treasures

At 11:30 am enjoy a light lunch prepared by our members

Lecture at 12:30 pm followed by Q & A and book signing

After the lecture, shop for a variety of Spring plants from Goffle Brook Farm 


Reservations are recommended, as seating is limited.
All reservation information will be held at the door


Reservations: $25 in advance, $30 at the door on the day of the Event

Reservations can be purchased via PayPal

(photo: Kindra Clineff)


Gardening as if the World Depends on Us

A lecture by Tovah Martin

            Worried about the world? Take action! Actually, just by being a gardener, you are already making a big difference. Want to do more? Gardens offer so many opportunities to link with nature and rescue the world. What can you do to help? Everything! This lecture is filled with ideas from gardeners who rallied their acreage in backyards large and small to make a difference. From 21st Century versions of Victory Gardens to pollinator plants, native shrubs, and bird forage with scenic excursions into cover-the-earth density plantings, lawn alternatives, herbs, and drought-tolerant suggestions, we talk about how you can ally with nature to make the world a better place for all creatures. The results are ravishing—these gardens bristle with beauty and overflow with pride. With a trowel in hand, you can save the earth.

About Tovah Martin

            An avid (verging on obsessed) gardener indoors and outside, Tovah Martin is the author of many gardening books – Her newly published title, The Garden in Every Sense and Season hit the bookstores in April, 2018. That book follows The Indestructible Houseplant, The Unexpected Houseplant, and The New Terrarium as well as Tasha Tudor’s Garden. A freelance writer, her articles have appeared in publications throughout the country including Country Gardens, Garden Design, Traditional Home, Martha Stewart Living, Cottage Journal, Milieu, Yankee, Connecticut Cottages & Gardens as well as Gardens Illustrated and The Daily Telegraph in Europe. She is an accredited Organic Land Care Professional through NOFA, an honorary member of the Garden Club of America and the recipient of their medal for outstanding literary achievement. In 2013, she received the Gustav Mehlquist Award—the highest honor bestowed by the Connecticut Horticultural Society. She has appeared on the Martha Stewart Show, PBS television series and the CBS Sunday Early Show as well as many other television and radio broadcasts. She speaks throughout the country and has lectured aboard the QE2. Tovah can be found at and she posts on Facebook at Plantswise by Tovah Martin.


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The Women Gardeners of Ridgewood, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, was founded in July 1925 with a long tradition of community service.


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