UMass Extension’s 2016 Garden Calendar Now Available

2106 Garden Calendar cover

The 2016 UMass Garden Calendar is now available for single or bulk orders, with free shipping on nine or fewer copies until Nov. 1.

Each year, the UMass Garden Calendar presents a selection of plants chosen by the UMass Extension landscape, nursery & urban forestry staff for pest resistance, adaptability to specific growing environments and seasonal effectiveness. A brief description accompanies each photo to help explain these plant choices. Daily gardening tips provide information on garden pests and management strategies to help gardeners reduce pesticide usage. Also included are “how-to and when” tips, such as dates to plant peas, renovate lawns, prune and fertilize roses, conserve water in the landscape, and many more. As always, each month features daily sunrise and sunset times, phases of the moon, plenty of room for notes and low gloss paper for easy writing.

In addition, the 2016 UMass Garden Calendar highlights important information for pollinator stewardship. Details include the importance of pollinators, the phenomenon of pollinator decline, and best practices for attracting and supporting pollinators in your own garden.

Calendars are $12 each, with bulk pricing available on orders of 10 or more. Until Nov. 1, shipping is free on orders of 9 or fewer calendars.

Orders of 10 or more to campus addresses can save on shipping if you the order is picked up at the office in French Hall. Please call ahead.

Go to to see images from this year’s calendar, the chart for bulk discounts, and an order form, or call 413/545-0895.

Our perennial wish is that you enjoy this calendar as much as we enjoy producing it, and that it is helpful in all your gardening endeavors.