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Mass Garden Troopers

Jim H.
kodaiflow
Osaka, JP
Post #: 1
Hi, does anyone know how to contact the state garden police? I was looking through the rules and I need a permit to grow several types of Asian vegetables. They are considered an evasive species in the south so you are required to get a permit (it is a pretty hefty fine for not having the permit). But when I called the state they have no idea who can issue them. None of the people they referred me to returned my call.

Thanks
Iris W.
HerbIris
Wenham, MA
Post #: 91
Try contacting the ag program at UMass Amherst or Essex Aggie in Danvers. Try MA Hort, the master gardeners program. Is there still an extension service? What about contacting a reputable, privately-owned nursery or garden center, don't they need to know the regs?

I like the evasive species name. I know you meant invasive, but evasive makes you think.
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