News from the Nursery
Fall rains mean that we’ve entered the perfect time to plant, when the soil is moist and the temperatures are mild. Native Here Nursery has thousands of beautiful plants ready for your garden. Come find out how to make your garden a friendlier place with locally native plants.

We are always open during our regular hours—Tuesdays 12-3, Fridays 9-12, Saturdays 10-2. In addition, the last of our special fall weekend sales is coming up.

Plant Sale Weekend – November 12-13th
Native Here Nursery will be open on both Saturday, November 12th and Sunday, November 13th from 10 am to 2 pm for the last in the fall plant sale series. New releases this weekend – manzanitas and ceanothus will be available, but in limited quantities. Fall rains will have helped you identify those spots in your yard or garden where water collects. Wetland plants are great planting candidates for such wet spots, and they will be half-price during November. Grasses and sedges will also be on sale.

Expert plant people will be available to answer your questions and help you find what you need—trees, shrubs, perennial herbs, vines, all native to Alameda and Contra Costa Counties.

Weather permitting, Dianne Lake will be in attendance with her beautiful photographs and wares.

Seed Sowing Workshop
On Saturday, November 12th from 1 – 2 pm, Charli Danielsen will conduct a hands-on workshop on how to sow seeds of annual plants. Come find out about some of these wonderful plants and help sow seeds of plants that will emerge at the end of winter.

Volunteer Opportunities at Native Here Nursery
Native Here Nursery is a most exceptional place—tranquil, orderly, friendly, and full of people who share a love of native plants. Volunteering at Native Here is an extraordinary opportunity to learn, share, and serve. You can learn so

much from John and Charli Danielsen, the experts on all things native. We have lots of jobs—watering, potting, maintenance, outreach, sales, and coordination. Just a few hours per week makes a big difference. At present we are especially in need of someone who can help the Nursery manager with volunteer coord

ination and scheduling. If you just want to give it a try, contact Nursery manager Amy Leonard at nativehere@ebcnps.org .

Chevron’s Corporate Caring Day at Native Here Nursery
Chevron encourages its employees to engage in community service, and Native Here was the happy host to an afternoon of 20 dedicated volunteers one sunny September day. These Chevron employees helped raise 15 of our tables to reduce the risk of water-borne pathogens splashing onto our stock. They were fabulous—hard-working, friendly, and interested in Native Here’s mission. We hope they will join us again! If you or your employer would like to arrange a service day, we would love to have your help. Please contact Nursery manager Amy Leonard at nativehere@ebcnps.org .

Barbara Leitner
President, East Bay Chapter
California Native Plant Society

Amy Leonard, Nursery manager and a satisfied customer. Photo by Barbara Leitner.

Amy Leonard, Nursery manager and a satisfied customer. Photo by Barbara Leitner.

Gudrun Kleist, bulb specialist, with her wares. Photo by Barbara Leitner.

Gudrun Kleist, bulb specialist, with her wares.
Photo by Barbara Leitner.

 

Chevron workers during Corporate Caring Day, raising benches.  Photo by Barbara Leitner.

Chevron workers during Corporate Caring Day, raising benches. Photo by Barbara Leitner.