Tuesday, July 16, 2013

July Board Meeting - Today!

Board Meeting July 16, 2013 at 4:00pm
Conte Federal Building, 78 Center Street
Suite 2016, Pittsfield, MA 01201
1.    Call to Order
2.    Secretary’s Report
3.    Treasurer’s Report   
4.    Bills to Pay
5.    Old Business
a)    FY2013 Budget Review
b)    Bulb Sale/Holiday Sale
c)    District Development – mission statement, Administrator’s position
d)    Viridian RFP
e)    Partner Organization Updates
6.    New Business
a)    FY2014 budget draft – voting item
b)    Supervisor Opening on the Board
c)    FY2013 Annual Meeting
d)    District Summer Recess – voting item
e)    Local Working Group
7.    NRCS Report
8.    Administrator’s Report
9.    Announcements
a)    Friday, July 19th – State Commission/MACD Joint Meeting, 4H Camp Marshall, 92 McCormick Rd., Spencer, MA, 9:30am – 3:30pm, lunch provided. RSVP required for lunch.

Minutes are available upon request made to aimee.annichiarico@ma.usda.gov or call (413) 443-1776 ext. 102

Friday, July 5, 2013

2013 Fall Bulb Sale Preview

2013 Bulb Sale
Coming Soon!

Our 2013 Bulb brochure will be in your mail boxes and inboxes soon! Brochures are scheduled to be mailed late next week. Please be patient with us as it will take a little more time to get the sale up on our website.

Here is a preview of our selection this year:

Tulips - "Orange Emperor", "Apricot Beauty", "Purple Prince", "Abba" double, "Pink Impression", "Blushing Girl", "Golden Apeldoorn"

Narcissus - "Exception", "Dutchmaster", "Holland Sensation"

Allium - "Violet Beauty", "Graceful" and "Drum Sticks"

Iris - Dutch "Tiger" mix,  "Orange Harvest" reblooming bearded iris

A variety of crocus, muscari, and other specialty bulbs!

Several bulb varieties are deer and rodent resistant but for those that are not, we highly recommend dipping your bulbs in all-natural Plantskydd deer repellant or sprinkling the rodent repellant around your plant beds. Plantskydd, nature guides, and nature note cards will all be available for purchase at your pick-up location.

Orders will be taken through August 31st. Any late orders will be accepted only as supplies last. If you have a large order please call ahead to check on availability.

Pick-up your order on Saturday, September 28th between 9am and 12pm at Lakeview Orchard in Lanesboro, or Monument Mountain Regional High School in Great Barrington.

Please direct questions to Administrator Aimee V. Annichiarico by calling (413) 443-1776 ext. 102 or sending an email to aimee.annichiarico@ma.usda.gov.

Proceeds from our annual sales help support our environmental scholarships and environmental education and conservation programming throughout Berkshire County, MA.