We are a not-for-profit, volunteer-powered nursery.

  • photo: NPS
    California Poppy
  • photo: Laura Lovett
    Propagating starts
  • photo: Marc Kummel
    Wooly Blue Curl
  • photo: Laura Lovett
    Garden Crew
My Home Ground

As a propagator, I often try different approaches to germinating seeds of certain species. Sometimes I get such a definitely positive response to one pre-treatment method, that it becomes the one I’ll always use—like soaking toyon seeds for just one hour before sowing. This treatment results in vigorous germination. I won’t bother with a hot coffee soak of these seeds again. We pot native shrub seedlings into tube-style pots that are designed with internal ridges running the length of the...

Our Mission

Our mission is to be the North Bay Area’s leading habitat-focused landscaping resource. We are a nonprofit, volunteer run growing grounds and educational center, committed to engaging, promoting, and supporting sustainable, California-appropriate landscaping.