The San Juan Islands Conservation District is hosting an Expo of educational exhibits and vendors at the same time and location as the Master Gardeners Native Plant Sale. 4-H will be serving coffee and delicious baked goods. The Expo and Native Plant Sale takes place from 9 a.m. to 12 noon Saturday, March 24, 2018 at San Juan County Fairgrounds in Friday Harbor.
Pre-order your plants now. Orders are due March 12. Order early for best selection, as quantities are limited and often sell out before the sale date.
This year’s selections include 18 species of evergreen and deciduous trees, shrubs and perennials like the ever-popular Red Flowering Currant and Blue Elderberry. Natives supply important food sources and shelter for birds, insects and mammals, enhance biodiversity, and require less water once established. This year’s selections include several drought-resistant choices. There will be more options available at the sale, including locally grown plants from Salish Seeds.
Full descriptions, cultural requirements, and the pre-order form are located here.
Orcas and Lopez islanders: Pick up your orders at the Orcas Island Grange and at Sunset Builders, from 9 am to 12 noon.
The WSU Master Gardener Program is a nationally recognized program that trains volunteers to serve their communities through horticultural education and outreach. Once volunteers receive training, they provide research-based, educational information to the public on vegetable and fruit gardening, native plants, lawn and landscape maintenance, composting, plant problem diagnosis, pest control, and many other concerns. For more information about San Juan County Master Gardeners visit http://sanjuan.wsu.edu or call 360-378-4414
Reasonable accommodations will be made for persons with disabilities and special needs who contact the WSU San Juan County Extension office at 360-370- 7663 or [email protected] at least two weeks prior to the event.