Don’t put your shovels away yet! Kent Conservation District’s Fall 2013 Native Tree, Shrub and Plant Sale catalog is now available! Orders will be taken until September 16 for trees and shrubs and September 27 for native plants. Support our pollinators, birds and butterflies by planting the native species that make West Michigan a wonderful place to live. The pickup date and Browse N Buy extras sale is on October 5. Kent Conservation District is involved in many new efforts and we would love your support. For details about our sale and new programs at the District, follow this link. Tree, Shrub and Plant Sale for Fall 2013. Then order your choices by printing, mailing, faxing or emailing in the Order Forms.
To help with your selections, see this Helpful Guide. Please note the source of this information, it is a wonderful book. For even more help, register for the workshop with our grower, Vern Stephens, presenting on "Gardening with Native Plants" on September 25 from 6:00-8pm. RSVP by phone or email if you would like to attend, seats are limited and there is a nominal $5 fee. Bring your order form and check those you would like to order and bring home to your landscape. Vern is a great resource for any questions you may have.
Gardeners can help provide food, shelter and the sense of place that our unique Michigan soils and climate have made. Consider using Michigan Natives for your next planting. Doug Tallamy, author of Bringing Nature Home, urges gardeners to begin work on "Homegrown National Park" - a landscape linking urban, suburban and rural areas with resource corridors that provide food and shelter for insects, birds and all wildlife. It is a vision of healthy, active, buzzing life. Please do what you can by using Michigan Native Plants!
Our Native Plant Sales are Kent Conservation District's largest fundraiser. We hope, with your help, to maintain a focus on conservation and a presence in Kent County. We need your help financially, and can also use your donation of time to volunteer! Thank you so much.