When: Saturday, October 06, 2012
Time: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Where: OVaL Shed
The Poultney-Mettowee Natural Resources Conservation District with the Nature Conservancy and Green Mountain College announce an open house for the public at the native plant restoration nursery on Saturday, October 6 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
The public is welcome to visit the nursery located on the west side of the campus behind Sage Hall and the Waldron Athletic Complex. Staff will be on hand to conduct tours and answer questions. Select seedlings will be available for sale.
The nursery was created out of the need to provide native plants grown from local seed sources that would be available for restoration and vegetative buffer plantings in the Lake Champlain Basin. Some of the goals of the native plant nursery are to increase participation of residents, farmers, and municipalities in the effort to reduce phosphorus and contaminants while increasing ecological diversity and improved water quality.
Come increase your knowledge of planting techniques, plant sustainability, ecology, soils, water quality, and land use management. By participating you become more aware of being a steward of Lake Champlain in your own backyard! Admission is free.