North Coast CNPS

Native plant sales

Fall Native Plant Sale, Saturday September 22nd

CNPS Member only pre-sale: 9 a.m. - 10. a.m.

Open to the public: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Location: Freshwater Farm Reserve of the Northcoast Regional Land Trust, 5851 Myrtle Ave (Old Arcata Rd), Eureka, near Three Corners Market

Please follow the directions of our parking volunteers.

At the sale, we offer a wide variety of plants: perennials, shrubs, ferns, bulbs, grasses, groundcovers and sedums for our local gardeners to plant in their yards. Our plants compliment a variety of habitat types found here on the north coast, including sun, shade, part sun/shade and wet/moist. Come and find a wide assortment of plants for your garden such as; red columbine, California fuchsia & penstemons which provide nectar for hummingbirds; salvias, yarrow, and buckwheats for our butterflies and bees; strawberries and yerba buena for groundcovers; grasses to add year round interest and form to your landscape; and for those darker places in your garden, shade plants to provide flower and foliage color.

At the fall plant sale, we will have additional types of salvias, buckwheats, penstemons, mimulus and grasses that we did not have available at the spring sale. Other plants of special interest, which will be for sale, include Scarlet gilia (Ipomopsis aggregata) and, Pussy paws (Calyptridium monospermum).

 In addition to the plants that our local CNPS chapter propagates, 5 local native plant nurseries and plant growers (Samara Restoration, Lost Foods, Mattole Restoration Council, Brant Landscaping and Beresford’s Bulbs) will be there to add to the number of plant species available for purchase. As we get closer to the plant sale, an updated inventory list of the plants that will be for sale will be made available.

Experienced gardeners will be on hand to answer questions and help you make the best plant selections for your particular garden space and habitat type.

We accept cash, personal checks and credit cards at our fall plant sale.

Please bring your own box to transport plants home in.

Remember that fall is the best time to plant! By doing so, your new plants have the fall and winter rains to water them and the time to put in new roots before their spring growth starts.  


Plant list for the fall 2018 sale. (You will need Adobe Reader.)  Fall list will be here soon

You can help!   To volunteer, contact Chris Beresford at 826-0259 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

We need people to  move plants, label plants, advise customers, tally purchases, take money, and clean up.  Most tasks require no botanical knowledge.



The Kneeland Glen Farmstand

Currently, we have a wide variety of perennials for both sun, shade and in between available.  Please stop by and check out what we have for sale at the farm stand, open daily from 12-6. 

If you have questions about our plants or are looking for a specific variety, please do NOT phone the farm stand.  You can  contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we will get back to you.


 Native Plant Nursery Information

The chapter’s nursery is located at to the Old Freshwater Farms Nursery site, now owned by the Northcoast Regional Land Trust and renamed the Freshwater Farms Reserve, located at 5851 Myrtle Ave. (or Old Arcata Road). This recent move enables us to have the opportunity, for the first time, for year round sales of our plants on site thru the Kneeland Glen Farm Stand, open daily 12-6. 

Here's the list of what's at the nursery. We have many of these plants available for sale at the farm stand. But we can make sure that what you want is set aside for you at the farm stand if you email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

We continue to have regularly scheduled workdays at our nursery on Wednesdays from 10 - 1.  If you would like to help out at the nursery, please see the contact information below. Hope to see you at our  nursery location!


PLANT PROPOGATION PROGRAM AND NURSERY NEEDS VOLUNTEERS help propagate and grow native plants for our chapter's plant sale and farm stand sales. Our plant sales fund the majority of our chapter's activities; events such as the Wildflower Show; chapter meeting lectures and presentations; publications such as our quartetly newsletter and our page in EcoNews; provides scholarships for local botany students; supports statewide endeavours; conservation education and other worthy efforts.

The nursery volunteers work every Wednesday from 10 - 1ish at the nursery site.  We also work additional days, such as Sundays, as needed. On our workdays at the nursery we work on starting new plants from seeds or cuttings;, transplant seedlings into larger containers as they grow; trim, weed, water, feed and label all plants; update and make new signage as needed as well as other activities needed to get ready for the upcoming plant sales.  We also keepthe plants out on the Farm stand watered and looking good.   

The Chapter is always working on increasing the number of species of plants that we grow for our plant sales. In the fall, volunteers are needed to collect seed in the wild for the nursery crew to propagate and grow. If you can provide collected seed, please clean it, indicate where and when you collected it and either drop it off at the nursery location during our work time, or contact as Chris as below.

We have also been doing dig and divides from community members established landscapes and potting up seedlings or divisions from those landscapes that we obtain for later sales. If you have a landscape that can provide such plants, contact Chris.

If you have time to volunteer to help start seeds, to transplant seedlings or to help to keep our plants healthy and happy, you can contribute to our chapter's biggest fund-raisers! To help out contact Chris Beresford, Nursery Manager, at 707 826-0259 or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Please note: Please do not drop off containers at the nursery. We are unable to reuse containers at this time.  If you would like to provide cleaned and sterlizied 4" square pots or 1-gallons, please let Chris know.

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