Plant Fair, Native Here Nursery
20,000+ Native Plants and Much More!
Saturday, October 12 from 10 AM – 3 PM
Sunday, October 13 from Noon – 3 PM
Come celebrate native plants with the East Bay Chapter, California Native Plant Society. Over 200 species of local native plants will be on offer, over 20,000 individual plants from $5 to $30 each. Bulbs and ferns will be available. Vendors will be selling nature-themed items on Saturday and Sunday.
The list of available plants can be found online. Sales benefit the chapter and are a major support of the chapter’s activities. Visa, MasterCard, Discover and some debit cards are accepted. Cash or check will speed you through checkout. This is a free attendance event and all are welcome.
On Sunday, October 13 Noon
Bird Songs in the Native Garden
Theo Fitanides, naturalist
A talk focused on how to identify and appreciate the native bird songs you might hear in your garden and what local native flora you can plant to attract more native birds and their songs.
Talented vendors who offer nature-related items will enrich the 2013 Plant Fair. Dianne Lake will be back by popular demand offering jewelry and photographs of local nature scenes; Dianne is also the primary author of the East Bay Chapter’s publication on the East Bay’s rare and unusual flora. Susan Holtslander, an artist and potter in addition to being a Native Here volunteer, will offer her recently announced line of delightful pottery designed to hold native plants at home. Also returning this year to the Plant Fair is Angela Hunkler bringing a new set of pastels and watercolors based on plants and other nature subjects.
New to us this year are two artists from the Martinez area. Stephen Lao and friends will offer air plants and succulent arrangements as well as ceramic planters and garden decorations. Dorrie Langley will show her butterfly and dragonfly themed offerings. Jess Kolman will showcase t-shirts, bags, and cards that celebrate the joy of native gardening. Janice Bray will be selling her latest edition of East Bay Native Plants, a CD of plant information and beautiful photographs. David Margoles will be selling CNPS publications, books and botany floras from different areas of California.
About Native Here Nursery
Native Here is a non-profit nursery dedicated to growing plants for restoration of parklands and gardening projects. Conservation and restoration are at the heart of Native Here’s mission and the nursery is dependent on community engagement from volunteers to run efficiently. Native Here is a special project of the East Bay Chapter of the California Native Plant Society, which is a 501 c3 organization.
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