A heartfelt thanks to all the native plant enthusiasts who came to the first of our three Fall Sale weekends and stocked up on trees. It was great to meet so many new visitors to Native Here and to see the familiar faces of folks who have supported the nursery over the years. An extra special thanks goes to all of our volunteers who helped us get the nursery ready for the sale and propagated the plants, and to our volunteer salesperson extraordinaire, Jane Kelly — we couldn’t have done it without you guys!

In October and November the nursery will have two more sale weekends with special plants available at each one:

Saturday, October 22nd from 10 am to 2 pm and Sunday, October 23rd from 10 am to 2 pm
Our October weekend sale will feature native bulbs as well as our regular selection of East Bay native plants. We’ll also have a special on grasses and sedges — buy one, get one free.

Saturday, November 12 from 10 am to 2 pm and Sunday, November 13 from 10 am to 2 pm
Several different East Bay Arctostaphylos species will be available at Native Here, along with our usual large selection locally native plants.

Native Here will continue to be open our regular weekday hours for volunteers and sales alike: Tuesdays from 12 pm to 3 pm, Fridays from 9 am to 12 pm and Saturdays from 10 am to 2 pm.

If you’ve volunteered at a plant fair in the past and have the time to help us out again this year please contact Steve Toby at plantfair@ebcnps.org. Even though the Fall Sale format is slightly different this year, the nursery still needs your help to put on these fun events that get native plants into the lives of a new audience each year.

The details of the early winter and spring 2017 Plant Sale schedule are still being sorted out, so check back in again next month for more information about when we’ll be setting out special plants like ferns and trillium.

Amy Leonard
Native Here Nursery manager