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Native Plant Nursery Event- Early Afternoon
Please join us for a nice afternoon with other like-minded people who are interested in native plants and caring for our watershed.
At this event, we are potting up bare root roses into containers where they will grow up to be sturdy nursery stock for upcoming restoration projects. California wild rose is a great habitat plant for native wildlife because it provides food and shelter for pollinators, birds, and mammals, is beautiful and drought tolerant, and helps protect other habitat plants - a pretty and prickly "keep out" sign.
Putah Creek Council, in partnership with Lower Putah Creek Coordinating Committee, grows a variety of native plants for use in our habitat enhancement project sites throughout the Putah Creek watershed.
All plants in the nursery are propagated from seeds and cuttings taken from plants growing in the Putah-Cache basin. All plants are propagated, transplanted, weeded, and otherwise cared for by community volunteers - just like you!
Nursery events are held at CALFIRE's Lewis Moran Reforestation Facility at 5800 Chiles Road in Davis. Registration link and map with directions are below.
Why are we growing the plants?
During the rainy season, December - April, plants from the nursery will be planted along Putah Creek and regional projects in hedgerows or mass plantings to create wildlife habitat, attract pollinators beneficial to agriculture, and improve water quality by preventing erosion and illegal vehicle trespass.
Volunteers age 14 and under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Volunteers must wear closed-toed shoes. No running, no dogs. Drinking water is provided in the potting shed, do not drink water from any tap or spigot.