The Salish Seeds Project 2021 Fall Native Wildflower Sale

Posted August 30, 2021 at 9:29 am by

The Sal­ish Seeds Project’s pop­u­lar, twice-annu­al wild­flower sale is hap­pen­ing soon. Reserve plants online Sep­tem­ber 10 — 17, and pick them up on Sat­ur­day, Octo­ber 2 at loca­tions on Lopez, Orcas, and San Juan islands. All plants are pro­duced local­ly by the Sal­ish Seeds Project, a joint pro­gram of the San Juan Coun­ty Land Bank and the San Juan Preser­va­tion Trust.

The online plant sale will go live at 8am on Sep­tem­ber 10. To access the sale, click the WILDFLOWER SALE tab in the menu bar.

Local wild­flow­ers offer beau­ty, attract pol­li­na­tors and oth­er wildlife, and are per­fect­ly adapt­ed to our island habi­tats. This year’s fall sale fea­tures over two dozen species of pot­ted plants, includ­ing local favorites Cana­da gold­en­rod, red-flow­er­ing cur­rant, and nod­ding onion. Pack­ets of sea-blush seed will also be avail­able. A com­plete guide to the sale, includ­ing descrip­tions and pho­tos of the plants, is avail­able now on the Sal­ish Seeds Project web­page.

More plants than ever are being offered this year, but quan­ti­ties are still lim­it­ed. Ear­ly shop­ping is rec­om­mend­ed to avoid dis­ap­point­ment. The price per plant off­sets the cost of pro­duc­tion, allow­ing the Land Bank to pro­vide 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.

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