Friday, October 11, 2013

Viridian - October Rates

Grab your electricity bill and go to to switch!

Send us an email if you have questions:

Last Chance for the Holiday Sale!

It's your last chance to place an order for the Holiday Bulb Sale! Your order must be received by October 15th! (this sale is NOT available online).

If you are concerned your order will not arrive by that date, you may email your order to and then make a donation via our webpage ( for the amount you owe (click the "donate" button to pay by PayPal or credit card online) or let me know if you are sending a check in the mail.

Please be advised that because this is a fundraiser, items that do not sell well may be discontinued. You will be notified ASAP if this happens.

Items currently discontinued:

Athene white amaryllis
Inbal paperwhites
Cherry Nymph amaryllis

Thank You!


October Board Meeting Canceled

Fri. October 11, 2013 -- Due to the government shut down, Berkshire Conservation District's monthly meeting scheduled for Tues. Oct. 15th at 4pm at 78 Center St., Pittsfield is canceled. The office is closed until further notice. The district annual meeting and benefit dinner is scheduled for Tues. November 12th at Zucchini's Restaurant in Pittsfield beginning at 5:30pm, featuring a talk on biodiversity by Scott Jackson, professor of Ecology at UMass Amherst. Tickets are $28. Please register by November 1st. The district administrator can be reached by email only at this time:

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Government Shutdown Affects Conservation District

Because Berkshire Conservation District depends upon USDA resources such as office space and computer access, the government shut down has affected us as well. Currently Aimee, the administrator, is working from home and trying to keep the district moving forward. She is only available by email at the district's alternate email address:

We do apologize for any inconvenience or confusion this may cause but it is out of our hands. Hope for a quick end to this unfortunate situation!

If you forgot to pick up your bulb order last Saturday, Sept. 28th it will be available in the lobby of the Conte Federal Building, 78 Center Street, Pittsfield until the end of the week. Just ask one of the security guards for your order (and thank them for being so helpful!). After this week your order will be considered a donation to the district.

We will continue to accept orders for the holiday sale until October 15th by mail only! Payment may be made by check, money order, or using the donation button on our webpage Due to the shutdown, there may be a delay in processing your order and mailing your confirmation so we appreciate your patience.

Thank you!