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Assateague Coastal Trust 16th annual festival, May 9

(May 7, 2015) For the 16th year, Assateague Coastal Trust will offer a selection of native flowering perennials, heirloom tomatoes, herbs and local crafts at its annual festival.
This year, the event will again take place next to ACT’s office, steps from the corner of Old Ocean City Boulevard and North Main Street in Berlin on Saturday, May 9, the day before Mother’s Day.
The festival, which also features nature-inspired crafts, runs from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
“It is always a good idea, however, to place plant orders in advance,” said ACT President Ken Wolf. “That guarantees that gardeners (and moms) will get the best of the plants that come from our growers.”
Advance order forms are available at or by calling 410-629-1538. Orders may be placed directly through the website.
All plants are chosen because of their drought resistance and their natural ability to adapt to local gardening conditions. Native plant gardens require less herbicide, less pesticide and less fertilizer than exotic varieties, which is good for the environment and encourages habitat creation for native wildlife.
Since heirloom tomatoes were introduced to the festival four years ago they have grown in popularity. Heirlooms typically produce more flavorful tomatoes than hybrids.
Have questions about garden? Master Gardeners will be on hand to help solve garden problems.
To place plant sale pre-order or for more information about sponsorship and volunteer opportunities, visit or call 410-629-1538.