Today is the deadline for Organic Native Plant Sale

By Belfast Co-op | May 07, 2012

The plants we choose to grow matter a lot to wildlife and the surrounding natural areas. Even modest increases in native plant cover significantly increases the number and species of breeding birds, including birds of conservation concern.

Julie and Peter Beckford of Rebel Hill Farm in Clifton, Maine, have raised certified organic, field-grown native perennials for over 20 years. Planting native perennials can help transform your yard into a wildlife preserve, sustaining native pollinators and animals they have co-evolved with.

The Belfast Co-op is sponsoring a month-long Native Plant Sale through Rebel Hill Farm with all proceeds going to the Farm. Catalogs are available at the Customer Service counter at the Co-op (straight ahead as your enter the store) and online at belfast.coop.

Pre-orders must be mailed to Rebel Hill Farm by Monday, May 7. Pre-ordered plants will be delivered to the Belfast Co-op on Saturday, May 12 between 9-11am in the Pendleton Lane side lot.

For more information about the ecological importance of planting native plants, visit: http://bringingnaturehome.net. For more information about the sale, contact Belfast Co-op's education coordinator Kate Harris at kate@belfast.coop or (207) 338-2532.

The Belfast Co-op, 123 High Street in downtown Belfast, is open 7:30am-8pm daily. All are welcome!

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