Help protect our species by gardening with native plants! AFFEW will offer a variety of native plants for sale in early June. These important plant species provide nectar, pollen, and seeds that serve as food for insects, birds and animals. Native plants also require minimal maintenance and their deep root system absorb more water than a traditional lawn. With the continuous decline of the Monarch butterfly population you can make a difference by creating a habitat for these beautiful and important orange butterflies!
2021 preorder information will be available by April. There will be a LARGE selection of individual quarts and gallon plants available the day of the sale and a representative from Birdsfoot Native Nursery will be there to answer any questions. We are excited to announce that this year we will also have a limit supply of woodland wildflowers and ferns! As we get closer to taking orders a list of species will be posted below.
Garden and Single Species Flats
Each Garden Flat comes with 38 organic plugs and a design plan with a mixture of plants. They include instructions and layout for a 4’x10’ garden. These one year plants are grown without chemical fertilizers or pesticides. They typically do not bloom or reach full maturity until the second year.
Thank you everyone for your support of AFFEW’s Native Plant Sale! It was a huge success again this year. We added just under 1000 native plants to our community! We’ll be back again next summer on June 12, 2021.
Help protect our species by gardening with native plants! AFFEW will offer a variety of native plants for sale in early June. These important plant species provide nectar, pollen, and seeds that serve as food for insects, birds and animals. They also require minimal maintenance and the deep root system of native plants absorb more water than a traditional lawn. AFFEW will partner with Birdsfoot Native Nursery to bring these amazing plants to YOU!
On the day of the sale a variety of safety procedures will be observed to assure the safety of volunteers and attendees. The day will be split between preorders and those purchasing that day. All volunteers will wear face masks while working the event. Hand sanitizer will be available for volunteers and the public. Individuals attending the event are strongly encouraged to wear a face mask for their safety and that of others. Social distancing will be required throughout the event. Thank you for your understanding and support of these necessary safety procedures.
Many Native Plants to choose from…
Over 50 species of native plants will be available the day of our sale! Choose from shrubs, grasses and a large variety of beautiful flowers.
The butterflies, birds and insects will appreciate you adding this to your landscape! We’ll have experts at the sale that can help you choose the right variety for your garden.
AFFEW is pleased to have Sarah Pregitzer with the Newaygo Invasive Plant Project present on native garden transformation.
Many stewards long to transform their personal landscapes with pollinator gardens, rain gardens, and meadow areas to replace traditional landscapes. Most can’t afford to hire a professional. In this hands-on workshop, we will explore methods of propagating and planting natives that are cheap, easy and highly successful . We will learn about native seed collection and storage, site preparation, winter sowing and making seedballs. All of these techniques can be adapted to schools or church groups that want to make a difference on their own land .
Participants will receive information and materials to begin their own native garden transformation. Registration deadline has been extended to October 16! Maximum number of participants is 24. Please fill out the form below and bring payment the day of the event.
Consider becoming a member of AFFEW and receive a discount on this program and support future events and causes.
Help protect our species by gardening with native plants! AFFEW will offer a variety of native plants for sale in June. These important plant species provide nectar, pollen, and seeds that serve as food for insects, birds and animals. They also require minimal maintenance and water. AFFEW will partner with Birdsfoot Native Nursery to bring these amazing plants to YOU!
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