Folks often ask us, where do you get your plants? Well, some we grow here at our homestead. Those are the ones we are able to offer at the cheapest price, and we hope to keep growing that capacity. Our eventual goal is to share, rather than purchase, all of our plants.
Meanwhile, we also shop locally. We shop anywhere the nursery can guarantee us that the plants are grown without the use of herbicides, especially neonicitinoids. Neonicitinoids are just what they sound like - a "new nicotine" chemical that confuses and kills insects, including native bees, honey bees, butterflies, and other pollinators. And it can be found in any of the following insecticide ingredients:
- Nasami Farm in Whately, Kohl Gardens in Wendell, Wing and a Prayer Nursery in Cummington
Other Excellent Local Nurseries (Not all of the plants sold at these nurseries are neonicitinoid-free, so please ask!)
- Hadley Garden Center, Greenfield Farmers' Co-op in Greenfield, Amherst Nurseries. The Amherst Nurseries Grow Bag Production System is awesome! It is a great place for larger trees and shrubs.