3260 Eagle Park Drive NE  Grand Rapids MI   49525  616-942-4111 x100   administrator@kentconservation.org

The mission of the Kent County Conservation District is to protect and enhance the natural resources of Kent County. 

OFFICE HOURS:   Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.   Closed on Federal Holidays

We had hoped to have a new website for the Fall 2014 "Plant Everything" Sale.  Time goes quickly however, and it is not quite ready.  Please view this site in compatibility view if you are having difficulties.

SALE DATE IS OCTOBER 11  from 9am to 1pm.  Come early for Browse N Buy extras! 

Please note the later start time for the pickup date!

Where did the summer go?  It was a marathon year for growing plants, nice cool weather and plenty of rain.  In the Fall, our sales are combined into one event to jump start your planting for spring.  We have some favorites back, and a few new selections for you to try.  Notably, we are offering an American Cranberry Vine which would be a great ground cover for those difficult areas that don't get much sun.  Also available is Snowberry, give both a try!  For those of you new to ordering, our plants are sold bare-root, saving peat and plastic. Pick your site carefully, check the Specues Information below to make your choices.  Plan to plant ASAP after receiving your order, and keep the seedlings moist and out of the direct sun.  Read our newsletter (below) for more details, and if you have any questions, please feel fry to call or email.  

We are again offering a Native Plant workshop with our grower, Vern Stephens, presenting.  Vern is a great resource and is happy to answer your questions.  His presentations are colorful and informative, join us on October 1 from 6:30-8pm at our offices at 3260 Eagle Park Dr. 

Please RSVP for this workshop to reserve your seat by calling 616.942.4111 x 4 or emailing administrator@kentconservation.org.  There is a nominal $5 workshop fee, payable at the door.  The office will be busy preparing for our sales, so please leave a message with your contact info and number of people attending if you are unable to reach us personally.  Thank you for everyone’s support, it is exciting to see this important gardening trend grow and grow!  

FALL 2014 Newsletter 

TREE AND SHRUB ORDER FORM    due in by September 19

NATIVE PLANT ORDER FORM  due in by October 3

PICK UP FOR BOTH ORDERS IS THE SAME DATE:  October 11, 9a. to 1p.  Come early to Browse n Buy the extras available.  Stay tuned for more details! 




  • District Conservationist, Matt Soehnel
  • Katie Droscha, Soil Conservationist
  • Aaron Wohlfeil, Engineer