D&R Greenway Land Trust

Public Programs, Exhibitions & Events

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See current art exhibitions at the
Marie L. Matthews and Olivia Rainbow galleries at the Johnson Education Center

For directions to the Johnson Education Center, please click here.







Create New Habits for Healthy Eating

September 30, October 7
5 - 7 pm
at the Johnson Education Center
Led by Judith Robinson


$55 for 2 sessions (September 30 & October 7)
$30 for one session (September 30 or October 7)
Click here to register

Click here for more detailed information about the workshops.

Special on October 7: Meet one of your local farmers!

Swiss Chard

Learn the "why" and "how" of introducing healthy choices into your present diet in a step-by-step simple and delicious approach. The sessions cover a full range of topics including a daily menu plan, cooking techniques, resources, and tastings of local fresh produce.

About Judith Robinson:
Judith Robinson had her first organic garden in 1974 and has been teaching and researching healthy eating habits and organic growing ever since then. In 2009 she created the flourishing Princeton Farmers’ Market.  Her company, Our World Our Choices, combines her theatre/film background and her many years of environmental advocacy to produce videos about healthy living choices, sustainable farming, and environmental concerns.


John H. Rassweiler Annual Lecture

The Rockefeller Legacy of Preservation
Friday, October 23
at the Johnson Education Center
Speaker: Mary Louise Pearson, sixth generation Rockefeller

Doors open: 5 pm; Lecture: 5:30 - 6:30 pm
Reception to follow

Click here to RSVP

John D. Rockefeller, Jr.

John D. Rockefeller, Jr. was instrumental in creating Acadia National Park - the first national park east of the Mississippi. The Great Smoky Mountains, Grand Teton, and Shenandoah Park, all benefited from his generosity. Vermonter Mary Louise Pearson will share how the family continues this spirit of preservation through the generations, helping to preserve the beauty of the planet for all.


Think Pink, Live Green

Thursday, October 29
at the Johnson Education Center
Speaker: Joan Ruderman, Senior Biologist,
Princeton Environmental Institute (PEI)

Doors open: 6:30 pm; Lecture: 7 - 8 pm
Reception to follow
Co-sponsor: PEI, Princeton University

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Dr. Joan Ruderman

Past President of the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, Dr. Ruderman focuses her work on hormonally active pollutants in the environment known as endocrine disruptors, which mimic or interfere with the actions of hormones and can adversely affect human health and reproductive fitness in wildlife. Her talk will address what to avoid what to do to maintain health and wellness.


Songs on Fire: A Concert by VOICES

Sunday, November 22
at the Johnson Education Center
Lyn Ransom, Music Director

Doors open: 2:30 pm; Program: 3 - 4:30 pm
Includes wine & cheese reception with singers and musicians

Tickets: $30 per person
Please call 609-924-4646 or click here to purchase tickets
Registration required; audience is limited to 125.

A benefit concert for D&R Greenway on aspects of fire: lightning, fire for comfort, fiery hearts, stars. Music by Mozart, Mendelssohn and contemporary composers will be interspersed with poems. Concludes with a Ceremony of Fire for the Earth.

NJ Trails Association / D&R Greenway / Princeton Photography Club photography project

Calling all photographers!

Photographs of our state’s preserved trails are requested by a partnership of the New Jersey Trails Association (NJTA), D&R Greenway Land Trust and Princeton Photography Club (PPC). We're looking for photographs of the trails that appear on the New Jersey Trails Association website. Beginning immediately, effective seasonal photographs are called for to fill an increasing need for knowledge of nature trails in our region.  The pictures will appear, with credit, on the NJTrails association web-site, as well as in D&R Greenway’s electronic and print releases and newsletters.

Please visit njtrails.org for trail information.
For an updated chart detailing photographic needs please visit
the Princeton Photography Club website

Submission Requirements:

  1. Images are to be 4x6 (vertical or horizontal) at 150 pixel/inch in JPEG format
  2. The file name should include the photographer's first initial and last name, the property name and photo number. (Example: R_Grant_Carson_Road_Woods_1)
  3. Photographers should submit digital high resolution JPEG images via email to: ppcnjtrails@gmail.com
  4. Only the property name is to be noted in the subject line
  5. In the body of the email list:
    1. The photographer's name
    2. Photo number with subject description (name of trail, animal, plant, etc...) and date image taken
      1. Examples:
        1. Photo 1 Red Fox Kit 4/27/2014
        2. Photo 2 View from Peach Orchard 4/26/2014
  1. A limit of four photos per submission is requested
  2. There are no age or residency restrictions

Questions regarding the submission requirements should be sent to Richard Grant at: ppcnjtrails@gmail.com

Landowner Forum: Creating a Meadow in Your Own Backyard

If you were unable to attend the talk, or you would just like the presenters' slides for reference, we are providing some of them here in PDF form:

"Residential Habitat Restoration: A Focus on Meadows" by Diana Raichel,
Conservation Biologist

"The conservation and ecology of native bees" by Dan Cariveau, Rutgers Postdoctoral Research Associate

(Please be patient when downloading these files. They are very large.)


Video of George Dyson on Princeton's Christopher Robin -
Oswald Veblen and the Six Hundred-Acre Woods

Did you miss George Dyson's talk on March 21, 2013 at the Johnson Education Center? You can watch it online below:


Video credit: Kurt Tazelaar and Sally Curtis


Video of Professor Kenneth Hiltner on "From Shakespeare's London to Urban Gardening - The Literature of Human's Relationship with the Land"

Filmed at the Johnson Education Center on April 4, 2013.


Video credit: Kurt Tazelaar and Sally Curtis


Walk the Trails In And Around Princeton

Visit Blue Ridge Mountain Sports [BRMS], at the Princeton Shopping Center or D&R
Three area women collaborated to publish, "WALK THE TRAILS IN AND AROUND PRINCETON." L-R: Maria Lindenfeldar, Sophie Glovier and Bentley Drezner enjoy a walk at Coventry Farm
Three women collaborated to publish a new trail guide bout places to walk in Princeton, NJ

Greenway Land Trust for a popular guide to area trails entitled, Walk the Trails In & Around Princeton.  This compact and trail guide, --covering 16 trails on preserved land in our region--, is now in its third printing.  It has sold over 1,100 copies.  Its profits are being divided among three local non-profits: D&R Greenway Land Trust, The Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association, and Friends of Princeton Open Space.   For further information, call 609-921-6078.   Walk the Trails In & Around Princeton has been available at BRMS since its launch.  Former manager, Scott Morris, asserts, “It is absolutely fitting that we should have it.  Being in the industry of the outdoors, we cater to people who hike trails in our region.  It’s in our interest, of course, to call attention both trails and preservation.  Frankly, we can’t keep the book in the store!”   D&R Greenway reports new visitors nearly every day to purchase Walk the Trails.  The particular artistry of this guide reflects the “deep connection with the natural world” of local free-lance photographer, Bentley Drezner.  Maria Lindenfelder designed the slender volume, which fits smoothly into a cargo pants pocket without hindering a hiker’s stride.  Images are in the form of postcards, which can be removed and mailed to convince others of the beauties of New Jersey.  Guide-Michelin-like icons reveal each walk’s duration, canine welcome, whether or not the trail is jog-stroller-friendly, and/or suitable for all ages.  Detailed maps accompany each preserved trail, courtesy of NJ Trails Association.

David Allen Sibley guided D&R Greenway supporters on an early morning bird walk through the Hamilton - Trenton - Bordentown Marsh
Author David Allen Sibley guided a group of bird watchers through the Marsh


Partner Programs

  • D&R Greenway Land Trust and Princeton Environmental Institute
  • D&R Greenway Land Trust and Garden State Preservation Trust
  • Princeton Township Polling Location
  • Ann Reeves Foundation
  • D&R Greenway Land Trust and Mercer County Green Table
  • Sustainable Education
  • Bat Conservation International
    Native plants can be incorporated into all size properties.
    See D&R Greenway's Native Plant Nursery
    Arrowwood Viburnum Dantatum

Community Organizations and Meetings

  • Contemporary Garden Club
  • Community Without Walls - House III
  • Garden State Preservation Trust
  • Housing Initiative of Princeton
  • Isles
  • Mercer County Master Gardeners
  • Montgomery Friends of Open Space
  • Nathanael Greene Fellowship - Montgomery Township Schools
  • New Jersey Trails Association
  • Princeton Artists Alliance
  • Princeton Garden Club
  • New Jersey School-Age Children's Care Coalition
  • Princeton Photography Club
  • Princeton Pro-Musica
  • Princeton Singers
  • Princeton, Trenton & Stony Brook Garden Clubs
  • Rhododendron Society
  • Wheaton College Alumni Art Show

Corporate Programs

  • Glenmede Trust
  • Mercer County Bar Association
  • PNC advisors


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