Garden Crew
A place for hands-on learning
photo: Laura Lovett

Organic Plant Nursery and Educational Center in Novato

Home Ground Habitats is located in Indian Valley, the ‘horse country’ area of Marin; large old ranchettes, open spaces, and networks of horseback and hiking trails all close by. On our nearly one acre we have gardens that are vibrantly alive and beautiful. Butterflies, bees, and birds abound, bringing the natural world to a landscape that also provides sustenance for humans.

The demonstration gardens at Home Ground showcase a sustainable, organic approach to creating a truly California-friendly landscape using native plants and drought-tolerant Mediterranean species to increase the bio-diversity. Winding gravel pathways lead to hedgerows, wildflower meadows, a small fruit orchard, a vegetable garden, edible and medicinal California natives, pollinator plants, a ‘Monarch Way Station, and numerous larval host plants for other common garden butterflies. The whole property is a ‘pesticide free zone’. Open by appointment only.

Fall Season Event at Home Ground Habitats

Fall Season Event at Home Ground Habitats

A short recap of the October 15, 2022 Fall Season Event at Home Ground Habitats Nursery. Select participants got to tour the nursery, and purchase various seeds and seedlings. Several participants got very excited about seeing a Gulf Fritillary Butterfly as well as...

Home Ground Habitats Virtual Tour

Home Ground Habitats Virtual Tour

Thank you to everyone who attended our Launch Tour on May 14, 2022. You can also enjoy this VIRTUAL TOUR of our gardens and nursery below. Home Ground Habitats is located in the ‘horse country’ area of Marin at 1875 Indian Valley Road Novato. From 101 take the De Long...

Directions to Home Ground for May 14 Launch

Directions to Home Ground for May 14 Launch

We're excited to invite you to visit Home Ground Habitats nursery on May 14, 2022! Our launch day tour is FREE, but all guests must REGISTER. Date & Time: May 14, 2022, from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM Location: Home Ground is located at 1875 Indian Valley Road in Novato,...

California Poppy
A habitat-focused landscaping resource for the North Bay
photo: NPS

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.

Propagating starts
A thriving native plant growing ground
photo: Laura Lovett