Charlotte teaching EFM Biodiversity Class at the Home Ground Habitats outdoor classroom in Novato.
We now sell our seeds online!

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. Our Education Center offers Plant Propagation Classes.

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’. Our garden and nursery sells seeds and seedlings and is open by appointment only.

Online Seeds Sales

Online Seeds Sales

Online Seed Sales are here! Home Ground Habitats is excited to announce that our seeds are now available for purchase online.   Stop by our SHOP page to purchase your favorites.

The Fall Harvest Event at Home Ground Habitats

The Fall Harvest Event at Home Ground Habitats

We had perfect weather for our Fall Harvest and Plant sale event on October 23rd. Many guests noticed all of the butterfly activity in the garden. The Echinacea, covered with Painted Ladies, was a favorite among the photographers. Thank you to our guests who shared...

Vote for Home Ground Habitats!

Vote for Home Ground Habitats!

Vote For Home Ground Time to vote once again… in the 2024 Marin IJ Readers’ Choice Awards. Vote for your favorite businesses in Marin County. Don't forget to vote for Home Ground too! You can vote for us as BEST GARDEN/NURSERY SHOP Thank you for supporting...

PLANT OF THE MONTH

 

Cultivating Milkweeds: Vital Habitat Plants for Monarch Butterflies

Cultivating Milkweeds: Vital Habitat Plants for Monarch Butterflies

Just about everyone loves the Monarch Butterfly – and by association with this iconic insect, knows about Milkweeds (Asclepias species). Milkweeds are the only host plant for the larvae (caterpillars) of the Monarch Butterfly, and therefore essential to the species,...

California Salvia Species

California Salvia Species

Exploring the Vibrant Diversity of Salvia Species in California There are many California native Salvias – and most of them have very fragrant foliage and flowers which can perfume a whole garden and also make the plants deer-proof! Salvias are hardy and very...

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