Local Plants for Your Yard and Your Pantry

Spring has sprung, and it’s time for the Strafford County Conservation District’s 2010 Annual Conservation Plant Sale! The Strafford County Conservation District (SCCD) holds this sale, its largest fund-raiser, to provide landowners with trees, shrubs, and plants at discounted prices with a few goals in mind. “The goals of the [SCCD] are to offer plants for sale to land owners for controlling erosion, wind/sound breaks, bird/wildlife food/shelter/nesting sites, evergreens that are ideal for growing your own Christmas trees, fruits for your own use, starting a business, or for making the natural world more enjoyable.” 

Another benefit is that these plants are grown in Farmfield Greenhouses, Lebanon, ME, and Wentworth Greenhouses, Rollinsford, NH. So this sale supports local conservation, local greenhouses, and gives people a more affordable way to plant their own decorative and edible plants. Wondering just what they’re selling? A lot! The main types of items are evergreens; deciduous trees; fruit trees; shrubs; wildflowers, ground covers, vines, and ferns; small fruits and roots; and perennials, herbs, vegetables, annuals, and flower baskets. The SCCD has produced a six-page document of all the options, which is packed full with information about each item, like what type of soil the plant flourishes in or if it’s native to the area. SCCD Plant Sale Info

Orders are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Orders should be placed by March 25, 2010. Fill out the SCCD Plant Sale Order Form and send, along with your payment, to the Strafford County Conservation District, 259 County Farm Road Unit #3, Dover, NH 03820-6015.

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  1. […] we mentioned in March, the Strafford County Conservation District is holding its annual plant sale. For those of you who preordered plants, pickup is at the Rochester Fairgrounds […]

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