North Coast CNPS

Native plant sales

 

New site for our native plant nursery

The chapter’s nursery group is very excited to announce our move 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 make many improvements to our operation including: a much needed 1800 square foot hoop house in which to grow our starts; a protected space in which to work when it rains; additional outdoor space for our plants with an easier configuration for our volunteers who water and the opportunity, for the first time, for year round sales of our plants on site at the Kneeland Glen Farm Stand, open daily 12-6. In the event that you don’t see on our plant display a specific plant(s) that you are looking for, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with what plant(s) species you want and we will get back to you as to whether or not we have it or if it will be available at our next plant sale.

In the future, we will also be putting in display garden beds to showcase how to incorporate native plants in landscaping. We also hope to be able to offer workshops and classes on a variety of potential topics.

We continue to have regularly scheduled workdays at our nursery on Wednesdays from 10 - 1.  Hope to see you at our new nursery location!

 

 Chapter Plant Sales

The North Coast Chapter holds plant sales twice a year.  The spring plant sale is the first weekend in May held in conjunction with the Spring Wildflower Show at the Jefferson Community Center, 1000 B Street, Eureka. In 2018 it will be on May 5th and May 6th. The fall plant sale is held in September on the Saturday after the North Country Fair at our nursery location. We offer a CNPS member only pre-sale at our fall sale.

At our plant sales you can purchase a wide variety of native annuals (spring sale only), perennials, bulbs, grasses, ferns, shrubs and trees.  Plants are suitable for a wide variety of natural and human habitats as well as providing food and shelter for birds, insects and bees.

We provide experienced growers, gardeners and botanists to assist you in choosing plants to meet your gardening/landscaping needs and to help answer your questions. We have reference books available for use and educational materials on hand to further assist gardeners who want to incorporate native plants into their landscapes.

Bring the beauty of Humboldt's forests, meadows and dunes to your garden as well as other California native species! All proceeds benefit the North Coast Chapter and it's activities. For more information contact Chris Beresford 707 826-0259 or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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A plant list for the Spring 2018 sale. (You will need Adobe Reader.)   List will be posted as we get closer to the spring plant sale date.

CNPS thanks Mad River Gardens Nursery in helping us to keep our costs down by enabling us to purchase pallets of potting soil, pots and flats at reduced cost. Support them, because they support us.

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" PLANT PROPOGATION PROGRAM AND NURSERY NEEDS VOLUNTEERS"

...to help propagate and grow native plants for our chapter's plant sales.

The nursery volunteers work every Wednesday from 10 - 1 at the nursery site, other days as needed. On our workdays at the nursery we work on starting new plants from seeds or cuttings, transplant seedlings into larger containers, wash and sterilize all containers that we put the plant starts in, clean up the nursery site, trim and weed the plants, water and feed plants, as well as other activities to get ready for the upcoming sales.

The Chapter is always working on increasing the number of species of plants that we grow for our plant sales. 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 at our during our work time, or contact 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 help wash & sterlize 4" or 1-gallon pots, 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 continue to get sizes that we do not use and we then have to dispose of them, thanks!



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