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The Middlesex Conservation District helps landowners and municipalities identify natural resource concerns and plan solutions. We were founded in 1947 as a not for profit division of state government dedicated to the conservation of soil and water in Middlesex County. We are guided by an elected volunteer Board of Supervisors and work in partnership with federal, state and local agencies and organizations. The district's goal is to help people in the wise management of land and natural resources by offering technical assistance and information.
We receive no financial support from the government, so for over 40 years, our plant sales have supplied the funding to provide conservation assistance and offer environmental education programs. Some recent workshops we've held have been lessons in Hydric Soils, Environmental Adjudicatory Appeals, Nutrient Management and Erosion and Sediment Control. We also are very involved with the Massachusetts Envirothon, which challenges high school students to learn about and compete in an in-depth environmental topic each year.
Please note: we
do not sell or share mailing addresses or e-mail addresses of our customers
that we have in our database. We would appreciate you sharing our sale information
with gardening friends or neighbors! Additionally, if you could distribute our
brochures in your workplace or if there is a common area where they could be
displayed, call our office at 978-692-9395 and we will send you additonal copies.
You may place your order with payment anytime before March 31th, 2011 from this brochure. Pick-up dates are Friday, April 22, 2011 from 3 to 6pm and Saturday, April 23, 2011 from 8am to 12noon at the 4-H Fairgrounds, South Chelmsford Rd. in Westford. Plant availability is on a first-come, first-serve basis. We have reserved an estimated supply from our growers, all of whom we have used in the past and have found to be very reliable in supplying quality products. Occasionally, crop failures, freezes or shipping problems do occur. We do our best to fill orders so that everyone will have a good growing experience.
Please respect the "Handicapped and Volunteer Parking Only" parking signs at pickup.
Support Local Conservation! When you purchase plants from us, your money works twice. Your support allows the Middlesex Conservation District to:
· Partner with other agencies and organizations to
solve natural resource concerns
· Co-sponsor and help organize the Massachusetts Envirothon, an environmental competition challenging high school students with real-life natural resource problem-solving situations
· Offer erosion and sediment control review for municipalities
· Sponsor workshops
· Offer soil maps of Middlesex County cities and towns
· Assist residents with natural resource questions.
Volunteers! We staff this sale completely with volunteers and are always looking for people who would like to spend an enjoyable day working with plants and some fun plant people. Get a “behind the scenes” view of the sale, learn more about the plants themselves from other experienced gardeners, maybe even pick up your plants early! Please indicate on your order form if you would like to help on packing or pickup days (April 20-23). We also have some opportunities during other months for some light office duties or computer work that varies through the year. Contact us at 978-692-9395 if you could offer us any assistance.
Don't forget - we also have our Cash Sale of excess first quality stock, held on the two pick up days. We often bring in specialty items from local growers, or offer items that are in short supply that we can't list in our catalogue. Plan to spend a few extra minutes checking out our other selections and get some great deals!!
"The Middlesex Conservation District is extremely grateful to Horticopia, Inc. for allowing us to use their plant photos."