North Coast CNPS

Sept 25 & 26, Saturday & Sunday

Fall Native Plant Sale

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We are excited to be hosting our Fall sale in-person at our beautiful outdoor nursery at Freshwater Farms Reserve! View our inventory list of over 200 species of pollinator-friendly beautiful California native plants. Stop by our demonstration garden during your visit for tips and ideas. 

Click here to sign up for the sale. Due to COVID, we are allowing a maximum of 18 attendees per time slot. Read more >

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Marvelous Mycoheterotrophs: The Beauty and Science of Floral-Fungal Freeloaders

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  October 13, 2021 Wednesday. 7:30pm


  Online via Zoom. Link will be added.




If you've ever been fascinated by a waxy, alien looking plant without green parts in the woods that doesn't even seem like it should be real, you may have been enchanted by a marvelous mycoheterotroph! Mycologist and teacher Leah Bendlin of Oregon Mycological Society will discuss the biology and associations of these strange-looking plants that depend upon fungi for survival, as well as some of the scientific discoveries that lead to the current understanding of how they function. She will also help you get to know and recognize some local species and learn how they might help in successful mushroom hunting!

Evening Programs are free, public presentations on the second Wednesday of each month, September through May. During covid restrictions and for non-local speakers programs will be held via Zoom, at 7:30 p.m. 

Check back later for the Zoom link to register for this program.

CNPS members may vote in our election of chapter officers using a Zoom poll during this evening's presentation.

Contact Us

Our Mailing Address

P.O. Box 1067, Arcata CA 95518

General Email

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Phone Numbers

You can find phone numbers for individual team members on the Team Members page. 

Our Nursery Location

5851 Myrtle Ave
Eureka, CA 95503

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Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteering is a great way to learn about gardening and native plants, while getting some fresh air and gentle exercise. It's a wonderful opportunity to connect with other volunteers with similar interests as we work together to restore and protect our precious local ecosystems. Come join us, everyone is welcome - whether you come weekly or occasionally! Together we can make a difference. 

** UPDATE: There will be NO volunteer work day on Sundays: Sept 19 and Sept 26 **

Nursery Committee

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Join the fun while helping to spread critically important native plants by volunteering in our nursery. Nursery work involves all aspects of growing the plants that we offer at our plant sales as well as maintaining our demonstration garden/living seed bank.

No prior experience necessary. All skill levels welcome. Training and tools will be provided.

Ready to get involved? Email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. New volunteers are always welcome!


Join us every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday for a volunteer work party from 10a- 1p. We work rain or shine! 

What to Bring:

Wear comfortable clothes that you don't mind getting a little dirty. Bring a water bottle and sun protection. 


Our nursery is located at Freshwater Farms Reserve. 5851 Myrtle Ave, Eureka, CA

Covid Update (Aug 2021):

Our nursery is primarily outdoors and offers an abundance of fresh air and elbow room for volunteers to work in a covid-safe environment. Our nursery leaders are fully vaccinated. Let us know if you have any questions! Your safety and peace of mind are our priority.

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