Native Medicinal Garden Learn & Tend Days (Sustainable West Milford, Through October 2022)

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Douglass Memorial Garden, aka The Native and Wild Medicinal Plant Garden, offers free outdoor herbal medicine education. The medicinal garden began after Sustainable West Milford adopted a spot at the triangle intersection of Clinton Road and Warwick Turnpike. The garden has developed into a medicinal sanctuary free of fertilizers and artificial pest control.

The plot is home to an abundant number of medicinal herbs and native plants marked by handmade stone tiles describing each species and medicinal use for the plant. The tiles are accompanied by a map of the garden and a hand-crafted bench for hard-working volunteers and visitors alike. The 2010 installment of the water catchment system provides natural rain water for the plants, allowing the garden to thrive between volunteer events. Our partnership with Robin Rose Bennet, master herbalist and author, and Wise Woman Healing Ways has enabled us to maintain this property as an educational garden. Our current garden leader, Karen Longo, offers outdoor hands-on learning opportunities like this one.

The garden is located at the intersection of Clinton Road and Warwick Turnpike in Hewitt, NJ 07421.

For any questions or concerns, please email Luke Aaron at

The Learn & Tend Days take place on 11:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. on: 

  • May 15th

  • June 26th

  • July 17th

  • August 21st

  • September 18th

  • October 16th