The Poultney Mettowee Natural Resource Conservation District (PMNRCD) has opened its annual plant sale fundraiser. This year it’s offering a variety of native trees and shrubs for landscaping, naturalizing and foraging including balsam fir, sugar maple, serviceberry, elderberry, and winterberry) as well as a variety of berries (blueberry, raspberry, and strawberry) and fruit trees (apple, peach, pear, and cherry).
There are many benefits to using locally grown, native plants in your landscape, PMNRCD stated in its announcement. “Native plants are more likely to thrive in our regional climate and they provide critical resources for wildlife. Consider these plants for backyard birds and pollinators, stabilizing stream banks and shorelines, or for use in rain gardens.”
Many of the native plants are locally grown at the Champlain Valley Native Plant Restoration Nursery located in Poultney. The Champlain Valley Nursery is a partnership between the Poultney Mettowee Conservation District and the Nature Conservancy, with support from the village of Poultney.
“We grow native species from local seed sources which are then used in conservation and restoration practices across the state,” the PMNRCD announcement continued. “Through the District, the Nursery also provides educational opportunities for local schools and the community. All funds generated by this sale are used to support District and Nursery educational and technical programming.”
Orders will be taken until April 14. Pick up is Saturday, May 6 at the Champlain Valley Native Plant Restoration Nursery. If ordering after March 24th, please inquire about availability before sending payment and mailing an order.
For more info or to view our catalog and order form, visit: pmnrcd.org/champlain-valley-native-plant-restoration-nursery or email email@example.com or call 802-287-6606.