MAP to Nursery
Nursery Site Map
Nursery Location: 2140 Chase Drive , Rancho Cordova , 95670 on the American River Parkway at Soil Born Farms' American River Ranch.
When you drive in, follow driveway to the designated Parking Area (please park here unless you are picking up or delivering materials to the Nursery). Walk past the Farm Stand, then past the duplex. The Nursery is just beyond and behind the duplex. (The Nursery is on your left.)
BIKING DIRECTIONS from the American River Parkway bike path. Soil Born Farms is adjacent to the bike path between mile markers 15 and 15.5. Turn off the bike path into Hagan Park, and exit Hagan Park by the parking kiosk. Turn immediately into the driveway on the right and enter Soil Born Farms. Then bike/walk to the Nursery. BUS ROUTE The nearest Bus Line: 21 Coloma Rd & Dolecetto Dr (EB), then walk to 2130 Chase Drive.
Elderberry Farms Native Plant Nursery
The mission of Elderberry Farms Native Plant Nursery is to promote awareness of the benefits of native plant habitat, encourage community involvement, and provide a source of local native plants for restoration projects as well as gardeners.
NEXT Sunday Workday - December 15th, 10:00 - 2:00
Propagation Work at the Nursery Every Wednesday
10:00 - 2:00
(except: no Workday on Dec. 25th or Jan.1st)
Rain - We all LOVE the Rain! If the rain is steady, we may cancel a Workday. If the rain is very light or intermittent, we will have a workday - likely in our Greenhouse! Phone Chris to see if weather has cancelled our Workday: 916 812-2876.
Join a Propagation Workday during the winter is often in our cozy Greenhouse. We pot up seedlings and learn various propagating techniques under the excellent direction of Robin Rietz, Propagation Manager. We treat volunteers to Peanut Butter & Jelly sandwiches (you're also welcome to bring your own lunch)! RSVP to Chris, via email: cnpschris(AT)gmail.com.
The nursery is operated entirely by volunteers from Sacramento Valley Chapter of the California Native Plant Society (CNPS). Volunteers are always encouraged to become members of CNPS (of course!) but membership is not required to volunteer.
Our plants are sold at at the Fall Plant Sale in McKinley Park each September, Soil Born events and at Wildflower Wonders in the Spring. We also sell plants as time permits during our weekly Wednesday Workdays and our once monthly Sunday Workday (checks preferred).
We are located on the American River Parkway at Soil Born Farms' American River Ranch, 2140 Chase Drive in Rancho Cordova. Winter workdays are often inside our Greenhouse so that we can work rain or shine! Try us out! - Chris Lewis, Robin Rietz, Betsy Weiland, Jim Wadsworth, Alex Morton, Nursery Leaders
We also work in our demonstration gardens on Wednesdays. These are small sized landscapes that show others how to effectively use native plants in their own landscape. We need the help of community volunteers to maintain them. Please bring gloves and water. Tools and Snacks will be provided. Also Soil Born Farms’ wildlife-friendly hedgerows in the crop fields are an example of conservation-based agriculture. These require special attention sometimes. Let me know if this interests you.
A BEAUTY IN THE NURSERY (Nov 20, 2013) What is on these lupine roots?
Do you know?
email your guess here
On Dec 18, we'll draw a winner from all the correct answers submitted. The winner will be given a choice of a one-gallon plant from Elderberry Farms! All entrants will receive notice of the winning answer and of the winner!
Starting in January, there will be an Orientation for Volunteers, the first of each month.
• Includes tour of Nursery and Demonstration Gardens
• Understanding of our relationship with Soil Born Farms
• Nursery operations - overview of jobs in Nursery
NOTE: Friday Walks have moved to their own page on this website - under Events & Field Trips.