Buy Locally Grown Wildflowers From San Juan Land Bank

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From San Juan County Land Bank

The San Juan County Land Bank is offering a rare opportunity to purchase locally grown wildflowers native to San Juan County. Reserve plants online at sjclandbank.org, March 5-12, and pick them up on Saturday, March 20 at locations on Lopez, Orcas, and San Juan islands.

All plants are produced locally by the Salish Seeds Project. The sale begins online at 8 a.m. on Friday, March 5.

Local wildflowers offer beauty, attract pollinators, and are perfectly adapted to our island habitats. The following 10 species will be available, all in 4” pots: chocolate lily, common camas, death camas, great camas, Henderson’s shooting star, Hooker’s onion, Indian celery, prairie saxifrage, purple sanicle, and spring gold. Packets of a limited-edition deer-resistant wildflower seed mix will also be offered.

Quantities are very limited! The Land Bank hopes to offer more species and larger quantities in the future. The price per plant offsets the cost of production, allowing for this community service.

The Salish Seeds Project is dedicated to restoring native wildflowers and grasses in the San Juan Islands. Plants and seeds for habitat restoration are produced at a nursery located at Red Mill Farm in San Juan Valley. In a fruitful partnership, The San Juan Preservation Trust owns the property and the Land Bank runs the nursery. For more information contact Outreach/Volunteer Coordinator, Tanja Williamson at 360-370-7655 or email  tanjaw@sjclandbank.org.

Posted on March 4, 2021 at 5:30 am by

Categories: Community, Wildlife

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