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Native plant sale postponed, arctic blast to blame

The annual native plant sale has been rescheduled for Saturday, March 5, because of difficulties associated with the recent arctic blast.

The plant sale, sponsored by the Master Gardeners Foundation, the Conservation District and WSU Extension, will take place at the county fairgrounds on San Juan Island, the Orcas Grange Hall, on Orcas, and at Sunset Builders on Lopez. 

It had been scheduled for this Saturday at all three locations. 

Plants will be available for pick-up and a select few special plants will also be on hand for purchase, including ferns and currants. The select bareroot plants can be purchased from 9 a.m. and noon. 

Proceeds from the annual plant sale help its sponsor to encourage conservation of natural resources and habitat restoration. 

The plant stock is provided by the Washington Association of Conservation Districts Plant Materials Center (PMC) wholesale nursery in Bow, Washington. The 60-acre bare-root nursery is located in Skagit County and produces over 70 species of conservation seedlings and cuttings.

For info, contact Kris Bayas at the WSU Extension at (360) 378-4414 or Danna Kinsey, SJI Conservation District at (360) 378-6621. 

 

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