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Native Plant Sale – April 20, 2024

Free the Fern hosted our first ever Native Plant Sale for the public on Saturday, April 20, 2024. In an effort to encourage native planting in our local community, we ordered 416 native shade and sun plants from NATS Nursery.

On Friday, April 19, 2024, NATS delivered the truck load of plants to us! It was great to see the plants unveiled.

We had ordered:

Shade Plants

  • 50 sword fern (1 gal)
  • 50 dull Oregon grape (1 gal)
  • 54 woodland strawberry (3.5″ pots)
  • 54 redwood sorrel (3.5″ pots)
  • 54 fringecup (3.5″ pots)

Sun Plants

  • 50 goldenrod (1 gal)
  • 25 Douglas iris (1 gal)
  • 25 wild flag iris (1 gal)
  • 54 nodding onion (3.5″ pots)

On Saturday, April 20, 2024, the day began, bright and beautiful. 9 volunteers gathered at the Douglas Fir Teaching Garden to help us run our sale. Over the two hour sale, we had 50 transactions, sold 199 plants for $1821.50 and made lots of new connections in our community! More info and stats are available here.

The day finished with a lovely rainbow arching over the local trail.

Following the sale, we sold an additional 76 plants for $532, including a special order from the Everett Crowley Park Committe for their annual Earth Fest event.

Two days after our plant sale, on Earth Day, April 22, 2024, 5 volunteers gathered at the Douglas Fir Teaching Garden and helped us plant 73 of the remaining plants, including sword fern, Oregon grape, redwood sorrel and fringecup.

Thank you to our amazing volunteers! At the Plant Sale: Andrea, Anne, Barbara, Catherine, Ellie, Grace, Jeannine, Robin, and Syvia. At the Earth Day planting: Barbara, Grace, Jeannine, Jeff, and Sylvia.