2012 Plant Fair, Native Here Nursery:
20,000+ Native Plants and Much More
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. Check the chapter web site www.ebcnps.org after September 30 for the plant list. Bulbs, garden plant markers, CNPS caps and other items will be sold as well.
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.
On Saturday, October 27, poetry will join art and flowers.
1 pm until 3 pm
Deep Roots: Poetry and Plants Starting with an open reading for 30 minutes on native plant related themes (bring your poetry to read), followed by one hour and 30 minutes of readings by featured poets, including:
Kim Shuck, author of the collection Smuggling Cherokee and winner of numerous writing awards including the Native Writers of the Americas First Book Award, and the Mary Tall Mountain Award.
Lucille Lang Day is the author of eight poetry collections and chapbooks, most recently The Curvature of Blue. Chris Olander is a California Poetry In The Schools (CPITS) poet, eco-educator, and a California State Championship Poetry Coach for Poetry Out Loud.
Kirk Lumpkin is a poet, performer, lyricist, environmentalist, and cultural worker. He is the author of two books of poetry, In Deep and Co-Hearing.
On Sunday, October 28, noon – 3 pm
Native Plants for Butterflies in Your East Bay Garden
Liam O’Brien, lepidopterist
A talk focused on native plants female butterflies need to lay their eggs on that you can grow in your East Bay garden. Think about what you can serve the caterpillars to munch on and continue their life cycles. The talk will be illustrated by Liam’s beautiful paintings of butterflies.
Talented vendors who offer nature-related items will enrich the Plant Fair. Caitlin Blair Harvey will offer jewelry and sculptures inspired by the wild rivers and beaches of Northern California. Local artist/photographer Dianne Lake will bring photos of the Bay Area that capture its special beauty and light. Others vendors and volunteers will offer hard-to-find books, posters from numerous naturalist organizations, seeds to grow native plants, and much more
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.