Hampden & Hampshire
Districts Plant Sale!

2015 PLANT SALE. Think Spring! Think Conservation! Plant a tree! Grow your own food!

The Hampden and Hampshire Conservation Districts are tax-exempt, non-profit organizations working with the USDA/Natural Resources Conservation Service to protect natural resources and promote environmental education in Hamdpen and Hampshire counties. The annual spring plant sale is the major fundraising source which allows us to provide these services.

You may make a tax-deductible donation to help support the Districts.

Please check out our page on Facebook. http://www.facebook.com and search for: Hampden Hampshire Conservation Districts

NEW! The Conservation Districts are currently looking for new board members to join us in our mission. Meetings are held once monthly,and all are welcomed to attend. See the calender at pioneervalleyconservation.org/ for the next meeting.

Thank you for contributing to local conservation!

Order by Saturday, April 4th, 2015.

Many items come in bundles for discounted rates. Order in multiples of the minimum quantity specified.
You will receive a confirmation once we process your order. Refunds or exhanges are available in case of sold out items. You will be informed by phone or email in advance of the sale.

Bring your soil for testing- Western Massachusetts Master Gardeners will be available on the day of the plant sale to answer questions on pruning, composting, and bare-root planting methods. They will also be conducting soil testing for a $1 donation.

How to take a soil sample- Dig a hole 6-8" deep (3-4" for lawns). Using a clean trowel, take a thick vertical slice from the side of the hole. Place in a clean container. Repeat sampling in at least 5 test holes. Mix well in a container. Place 1/2 cup of the mixed soil in a small plastic bag, close tightly, and bring to pick-up.

Questions? Contact Elaine Williamson, 413treesale@gmail.com, 413-586-5440 x118 (Or between 9am and 6pm at 413-253-5041)

All orders must be picked up Saturday, April 25th, 2015, 9am-12 noon.

IMPORTANT NOTE: To reduce delivery costs to the Districts, we have combined our pick-up locations to Northampton. (There will be NO pick-up at the BIG E.)

Three County Fairgrounds (use the FAIR STREET Gate), Exhibition Hall, 41 Fair St., Northampton, MA. 01060 maps.google.com/maps

Any unclaimed orders will be donated to conservation groups. We regret that we cannot provide a refund if you miss the pick-up.
It is your responsibility to guarantee survival of plants after they leave the sale. Bare-root seedlings are vulnerable and can dry out in 15 minutes. Thus, keep roots cool, away from sunlight, and wrapped in moist newspaper. Do not soak in water for more than 2 hours. We recommend same-day planting for best viability. Heel into soil if you must wait to plant.