- 7 Ways Every Gardener Can Combat Climate Change from Gardener's Supply
- Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
- Vermont Climate Assessment
- Water Footprint Network
- Personal Water Footprint Calculator
- United States Drought Monitor – Northeast
- Northeast Drought Early Warning System
- Xerces Society – Maintaining Diverse Stands of Wildflowers Planted for Pollinators
- The Environmental Protection Agency – Water Conservation Tips for Residents: New England
- American Rivers – Water Conservation: Threats and Solutions
- Backyard Wildlife Habitat In Vermont from the Fish and Wildlife Department
- Xerces Society has a lot of great resources, all of which are excellent. A few selected examples:
- Notes from a 2017 Lecture by Dr. Alan Eaton
- Protecting Bees from Neonicotinoids
- US Forest Service Pollinator Gardens
- Pollinator Partnership
- A list of pollinator friendly plants for the northeast from the USDA.
- The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center has a great resource of native plants in Vermont
- Vermont Invasives has great lists of native alternatives to common invasives and native perennials and shrubs
- The Nature Conservancy also has a great list of native plants
- Cornell Botanic Gardens presentation on growing native plants from seed
- Cathy Neal has some great information about establishing wildflower meadows and sourcing native seed from the UNH Extension
- A resource from the New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station ranking landscape plants by their deer resistance
- Some local greenhouses and nurseries to acquire native plants:
Champlain Valley Native Plant Restoration Nursery
PO Box 209
Poultney, VT, 05764
Wholesale. The mission of the nursery is to produce high quality container-grown seedlings from local seed stock for restoration and buffer plantings in the Champlain Valley.
The Intervale Center
180 Intervale Road
Burlington, VT 05401
Founded in 2002 and is dedicated to growing native, locally sourced trees and shrubs for throughout Vermont. Our plants are grown in an ecologically sound manner without the use of synthetic fertilizers, herbicides and pesticides. The Nursery works with landowners, farmers, watershed organizations and government agencies to restore and protect Vermont’s waters.
Miller Hill Farm
2127 Rte. 73 E.
Sudbury, VT 05733
A Vermont Family Farm & Native Plant Nursery. A diverse farm and nursery specializing in Vermont native, locally sourced trees, shrubs, and perennials.
Vermont Wetland Plant Supply
P.O. Box 153
Orwell, VT 05760
Wholesale. Grows plants for the stormwater and ecological restoration industries. In two greenhouses and 14 trench ponds in clay-plain soils at the southern end of Lake Champlain, we grow 97 native species of trees, shrubs, and herbaceous plants for wetlands from Lake Champlain to the heights of the Green Mountains.
- Champlain Valley Native Plant Restoration Nursery
- These nurseries sell native and nonnative plants. Not all of their plants are native, and most of these nurseries do not specify which plants are native to Vermont on their websites. Choose wisely, ask a lot of questions, and don’t purchase anything you’re not sure of.
Cady’s Falls Nursery
637 Duhamel Rd.
Morrisville, VT 05661
A family-operated, retail nursery in northern Vermont. Some of the distinctive plants we propagate include dwarf and weeping conifers, native ladyslippers, native ferns, bog plants, aquatics, alpines, cacti and Itoh hybrid peonies.
E.C. Brown’s Nursery
3782 Route 113
Thetford Center, VT 05075
A “mom and pop” operations that supplies interesting and hardy plants to the Upper Valley. They grow, sell and plant an ever-increasing selection of native and nonnative ornamental trees, shrubs, evergreens and herbaceous perennials, with a focus on rarer and underused plants.
Elmore Roots Nursery
631 Symonds Mill Rd.
Elmore VT, 05680
Nursery and Fruit Grove Displays. With our 30 years of testing what does well in our Northern Vermont climate (and what doesn’t), we only sell varieties that have proven themselves to do well here. We propagate many of our plants from our own orchards.
River Berry Farm
191 Goose Pond Road
Fairfax, VT 05454
A family owned organic small fruit and vegetable farm operating on the Lamoille River Passionate about garden design for enhancing pollinator habitat and is determined to help gardeners make plant and design choices by providing information and plants at River Berry Farm.
Vermont Wildflower Farm
3488 Ethan Allen Highway
Charlotte, VT, 05445
One of the largest seed companies in the U.S. Wildflower seed mixtures comes from within the United States with warehouses across the country. All Wildflower Seed products are open- pollinated, GMO and chemical free. Flower Bulbs, both spring and fall, are premium, high quality product imported directly from the most respected grower in Holland. Perennials, Berries, Ornamental Grasses, Bare roots, Rhizomes etc. come from a partnership with a U.S perennial grower in business for decades known for their outstanding quality.
- Cady’s Falls Nursery
- Native seed sources:
- A series of informational brochures prepared by the Norwich Conservation Commission:
- Glossy Buckthorn (Frangula alnus) and Common Buckthorn (Rhamnus carthartica)
- Burning Bush or Winged Euonymous (Euonymus alatus)
- Garlic Mustard (Alliaria petiolata)
- Goutweed (Aegopodium podagraria)
- Bush Honeysuckles (Lonicera tatarica, Lonicera morrowii, Lonicera x bella, and Lonicera mackii)
- Japanese Barberry (Berberis thunbergii)
- Japanese Knotweed (Fallopia japonica)
- Common Reed Grass (Phragmites australis ssp. australis)
- Wild Chervil (Anthriscus sylvestris)
- Wild Parsnip (Pastinaca sativa)