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2018 Redbud Fall Plant Sale
Native Plants for Healing the Land

Saturday, October 27
2:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Saturday October 13th, 2018
North Star House, 12075 Auburn Road, Grass Valley
10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. General Public
9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Member Appreciation Sale
Come early and become a Redbud member!
Our Sale Features Native Plants that Heal the Land
At the 2018 sale we'll have almost 200 locally native or locally adapted native species of trees, shrubs, perennials, and grasses, including hard-to-find species.
How Native Plants Heal the Land
Native plants are beautiful, resilient, and essential to to the health of our ecosystems, plant communities, and soils. They purify water, enhance the ability of soil to hold water, and restore aquifers; reduce and prevent run-off and erosion; sustain native wildlife; and enrich our soils through complex interactions with mycorrhizae and other micro-organisms.
Because native plants are adapted to local conditions, they require less water, and little or no chemical fertilizers, pesticides or herbicides. (MORE…)
Get involved, volunteer for the Redbud Plant Sale!
Our sale is possible only with the help of many dedicated volunteers who love native plants. Whether you have time for just one shift tallying plants or monitoring parking, want to help care for plants, or help with setup, we appreciate your help! If you have already volunteered, thank you! If you haven't, you can sign up at Redbud's page.
Or, if you prefer, you can contact Diane at
You don’t have to be a member or have special knowledge to be a volunteer. To show our appreciation, volunteers who sign up in advance and work at least 2 ½ hours receive a free one-gallon plant.
Time to Get Ready…
Before the Sale
  • If you haven't already, it's time to plan and identify plants you want for your garden.
  • Check out Redbud’s online publications on gardening with natives.
  • See Redbud’s Guide to Using Calscape and then use Calscape to discover 100s of plants native to your area and make your “wish-list” of plants.
  • Join Redbud or renew your membership online (bring a copy of your receipt to the sale)   --   you can also join at the door on Oct. 13th.
On Sale Day
  • Bring your CNPS Membership Card or receipt for online membership
  • If a member, arrive early so you can shop during member appreciation hour, 9:30 to 10:30 am, for the best selection
  • Bring your own (or borrowed) garden cart or child’s wagon and boxes to make it easier to gather and move your plants.
Experts Available
Expert native-plant gardeners will be available throughout the sale. Get advice on choosing plants for specific needs or locations, and about pollinator-friendly, drought-tolerant, fire-resistant, and lawn-alternative plants. Our native plant "Sages" can help you choose the right plants for your garden from a wide selection of healthy, beautiful plants. In addition to selections from wholesale nurseries, we will also offer plants grown by Redbud members, all tended with special care.
The 2018 List of Plants for the Sale
Not Just Plants -- Books, Posters, T-Shirts, Garden Signs, and Gardening Aprons!
Redbud Books. Members receive a 15% discount when they purchase Redbud’s comprehensive guidebooks to our local flora: Wildflowers of Nevada and Placer Counties, 2nd Ed., and Trees and Shrubs of Nevada and Placer Counties. This discount is available only for in-person purchases at Redbud events. Redbud books are also available from your local bookseller, without the Plant Sale discount.
Other Books. We will also have selection of other books on California native plants and gardening with natives. Members receive a 10% discount on these books when purchased at the sale.
Posters, T-Shirts, Garden Signs,, and Gardening Aprons will be available at the sale, also with a 10% discount for members.
Location: North Star House, 12075 Auburn Road, Grass Valley - in the Parking Lot, before you reach the Farmers' Market - Follow the signs to the Farmers' Market and turn right at the signs for the Native Plant Sale Parking entrance. Directions: from Nevada City and from Auburn.
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Join Redbud and CNPS in restoring nature, one garden at a time!

New Video! "How Native Plants Heal the Land"
This new video explores how California native plants help heal the land. It highlights specific plants for their beauty, value for pollinators, and drought tolerance. You’ll also learn about the Redbud Chapter — who we are and what we do. Please share this link with a friend.
Many thanks to video creator Lisa Redfern. Check out her blog "Following Deer Creek" and the associated blog post: