Hampton - posted May, 29 2013
HAMPTON – On Saturday, June 1 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. , the Friends of Goodwin Forest will offer a sale of native and other landscape plants at the Goodwin Forest Conservation Education Center, 23 Potter Road, Hampton. The sale is being held in conjunction with the 21st Annual Connecticut Trails Day Celebration. At the Goodwin Center, you can choose from a line-up of seven different guided events including canoe rides, forest and wetland ecology interpretive walks, a children’s discovery walk, mountain bike rides and more. A native plant sale will also be ongoing on Saturday, and food is available. For details go to www.ct.gov/DEEP/Goodwin or call 860-455-9534. Many unique plants will be offered for sale, including some propagated on the Center grounds by volunteers who help maintain the Haley Native Plant Wildlife Gardens. In the Haley gardens one can find dozens of native trees, shrubs and perennials that are both beautiful in the landscape and have food and cover value for wildlife. All proceeds from the sale go to support the Center’s mission of providing forestry, wildlife and general conservation education to youth and adults.