Friday March 29, 2013

In Brattleboro...

SPRING PLANTS: The Windham County Natural Resource Conservation District annual spring plant sale is under way. Proceeds from this event help the conservation district continue its mission of ensuring the wise use, protection and enhancement of Windham County’s farmland, woodland, water and related natural resources.

Nursery stock has been selected which are primarily native and non-invasive. Shrub and landscape plants have been chosen for their wildlife, erosion control and landscape value. Available are conifers, shrubs which include dogwoods, elderberry, arrowwood, nannyberry, hazelnut, hornbeam and this year’s hardwood trees are the Red and Sugar Maples and American Beech.

For the backyard fruit grower there are many trees to choose from including pears, apples, cherries, plum and peach. Blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, asparagus, rhubarb, kiwi and currants fill out the selection of fruits and vegetables.

A large selection of perennials will be offered as well as miscellaneous accessories and information on planting and care of plants.

The deadline for ordering is Friday, April 12, with pickup at the Windham Regional Career Center at the Brattleboro Union High School on Saturday, April 27.

For a flyer and order form, contact the District Office at 802-254-5323 ext. 104. The information is available at www.vermontconservation.org.

EASTER EGG HUNT: The Annual Easter Egg Hunt, sponsored by the Brattleboro Recreation & Parks Department and Price Chopper, will be held Saturday, March 30, at Living Memorial Park. Children must bring a basket or container to collect eggs.

There will be two age groups and times: 9:30 a.m., 4 and under; 9:45 a.m., ages 5 and up. Six stuffed animal prizes will be awarded in each age group. For more information, call 802-254-5808. This program is for Brattleboro residents only.

In Putney...

EARLY SPRING TREE WALK: An Early Spring Tree Walk will be held on Sunday, March 31, from 11 a.m. until noon. Participants should meet at the trailhead for Putney Central School Forest, 172 Westminster Road, in Putney, and park next to the Putney pool.

This will be an opportunity to learn to identify trees without their leaves with naturalist Gino Palmeri. The walk, limited to 15 people, is offered free of charge and sponsored by Putney Conservation Commission. For more information, call 802-246-7693.

In West Brattleboro...

WINTER RUMMAGE SALE: Mary’s Closet thrift shop, located at First Congregational Church, 880 Western Ave. in Brattleboro, will hold its final winter sale on Saturday, March 30, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

All clothing will be on sale by donation, and includes sweaters, slacks, jeans, blouses, shirts, skirts, dresses, outerwear, and footwear.

Mary’s Closet is run by volunteers of and sponsored by First Congregational Church and all proceeds go toward the church’s mission. It is open the last Saturday of each month. Starting in April, spring clothing will be offered for sale.