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 Redbud 2017 Fall Plant Sale

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Redbud CNPS 2017 Native Plant Sale, Saturday, Oct 14
North Star House,
12075 Auburn Road,  Grass Valley
10:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. general public
(9:30-10:30 a.m. Member Appreciation Sale --
Come early and become a Redbud member!)

Each year, dozens of Redbud members and volunteers go all out to bring you a great native plant sale!
Our 2017 sale will feature hand-picked, water-thrifty, locally adapted native trees, shrubs, perennials, and grasses, including hard-to-find species.  Check out the amazing variety offered last year
– for 2017, we will have these as well as new choices.


California Native Plants – California’s botanical treasure!

Over 2,000 plant species are native to Placer and Nevada Counties, a natural heritage bringing beauty, color, fragrance, shade, and wildlife to our communities and our homes. Most California native plants are well adapted to long, dry summers and many go dormant after blooming in Spring. When the rains return, plants reawaken, establishing strong roots. This makes Fall the perfect time for planting!  At the Redbud Native Plant Sale, we hope you’ll find just what you are looking for.

Get involved, volunteer for the Redbud Plant Sale!
The Redbud Native Plant sale is only possible with the help of many dedicated volunteers whose efforts are organized and coordinated by the Plant Sale chair in conjunction with the chairs of the Plant Sale committees (e.g., publicity, plants, set-up/take-down, exhibitors, food, finance).
Have fun, meet great folks, and help with Redbud’s 2017 Native Plant Sale.  You don’t have to be a member or have special knowledge to be a volunteer. To show our appreciation, volunteers receive a free one gallon plant.

Volunteer Opportunities:
Plant Sale Chair:  Are you organized?  Do you like planning and working with others to accomplish great things?  Redbud needs a Plant Sale Chair who can help experienced and new committee chairs and volunteers put on a successful Fall sale. The Plant Sale Chair works with the committee with committee chairs and volunteers to: acquire plants; recruit and organize volunteers; arrange for vendors and exhibitors; publicize the sale; and set up, hold, and take down the sale.  The Plant Sale Chair serves as a voting member of the Redbud Board of Directors. If you are interested in serving as the Plant Sale Chair, or as a Committee Chair, please email

Other Volunteer Opportunities:  Volunteers are needed for all kinds of jobs, from distributing flyers, to putting up signs and banners, to arranging the plant displays, to cashiering and tallying, to setting up (and taking down) the tents and tables, to monitoring parking, to staffing information and expert advice tables, to committee chairs, and more.   If you are interested in volunteering, please email

Experts Available
 At the sale, we’ll have expert native-plant gardeners available throughout the sale. Get information on choosing plants for specific needs/locations, as well as on pollinator-friendly, drought-tolerant, fire-resistant, and lawn-alternative plants. Choose from a wide selection of healthy, beautiful plants from specialty and wholesale nurseries, grown with special care.


Getting Ready…
It’s not too early to start researching, planning, and identifying plants you would like to add to your garden.  See to find out, for example, what plants are native to your area, what their needs are (sun/shade, water requirements, elevation), how fast they grow, and what are their plant communities.  Questions? Email

More Than Plants...Find Books, Posters, T-Shirts, Notecards, Garden Signs and Gardening Aprons!

Redbud’s new book – the second edition of Wildflowers of Nevada and Placer Counties, California -- is here!  Both Wildflowers and Redbud’s Trees and Shrubs of Nevada and Placer Counties, California can be purchased at your local bookstore. (More information coming soon.)

At the Plant sale, members can purchase Redbud books for a 15% discount (discount only available for in-person purchases at Redbud events).   We will also have a variety of other books available; members who buy non-Redbud books at the sale receive a discount of 10%.
Posters, T-shirts in new colors, garden signs, and gardening aprons will also be available at the sale (member discount available).

Some Tips to Get the Most Out ofthe Plant Sale:

North Star House, 12075 Auburn Road,  Grass Valley
  - in Parking Lot, Next to Farmer’s Market  -
Follow signs to Farmer’s Market.  Directions:    from Nevada City         from Auburn