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Fall Native Plant Sale2014 FallPlantSale Final HIBISCUS 200x129

Sat & Sun, Sept 27 & 28, was a great sale! 

FREE PLANT if you join CNPS or renew your CNPS membership, then choose a plant from Elderberry Farms Native Plant Nursery!

Native Gardening Workshops   ( Download full-sized poster)   (Google Map link)   


11:00 - 11:45 Creating Bird and Pollinator Friendly Gardens, Bernadette Balics, Ecological Landscape Design  

12:15 - 1:00 Native Plant s & Grasses in Home gardens, Jeff Quiter, Hedgerow Farms


12:00 - 1:00 film of: Water Harvesting and How to Repurpose Your Lawn, Chris Lopez, Co-founder, Certified Water Harvesting Practitioner and Permaculture Designer 

We are BEE friendly: All plants at the SacValley CNPS Fall Plant Sale are Neonicotinoid Free! Bee symbol

What’s a Neonicotinoid? Neonicotinoids are a class of neuro-active insecticides chemically similar to nicotine. The use of neonicotinoids was linked in a range of studies to a number of adverse ecological effects, including honey-bee colony collapse disorder and loss of birds due to reduction in insect populations. Increased scrutiny eventually led to restrictions and bans on the use of different neonicotinoids in several countries.  Give BEES a Chance!


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED                             

Join the fun by volunteering for either a Full Day shift or Half Day shift!  The Plant Sale Hours are 10-3 on Saturday and Sunday when we’ll need help with Plant Advice, Customer Help, and Cashiers. Friday set up will be from 8:00-3:00 and the jobs include transporting plants from Elderberry Farms Native Plant Nursery to the Plant Sale on Friday and returning them on Sunday after 3:00. THIS YEAR we will also need help taking unsold plants home on Sunday after 3:00 AND THEN returning them to Cornflower Farms on Monday morning. This is a critical new job for us. Because of this new responsibility we MUST have these volunteers lined up when we order the plants!   If you can help, please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Chris 


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Elderberry Farms Native Plant Nursery Plant Sales

We also sell plants during our Chapter Nursery's Wednesday Workdays, 10am - 1pm.  Elderberry Farms Native Plant Nursery is located on the American River Parkway at Soil Born Farm's American River Ranch - 2140 Chase Drive, Rancho Cordova, CA 95670. Want to learn more about native plants?  Join the workparty and earn a Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwich any Wednesday!  Learn more about Elderberry Farms Native Plant Nursery and email Chris if you plan to come out to buy plants. (cnpschris(AT)


Next year’s SPRING Native Plant Sale will be at Wildflower Wonders on Sat, April 18, 2015 10:00-3:00.  

(Plan to help us set up Friday, 9:00 - 3:00!)