At the NPSF Nursery (aka the Holding Beds) we propagate plants and store salvaged plants for use in future revegetation and green stormwater projects.
To maintain healthy plants, we organize regular work parties at our nursery throughout the year.
Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service at the Nursery
Friday, January 18th
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Come for as long or little as you’d like.
Martin Luther King Jr. Day is often used to promote equal rights for all Americans. On this day we struggle against racism, ageism and gender inequality by celebrating our uniqueness gifted by mother nature.
We encourage you to give some proactive spirit on Friday, January 18th to rebuild the ecosystem we all share as equals.
Our goal is to clear the upper nursery area for salvage plant organization.
We salvage plants in the winter season to replant in restoration efforts and promote native landscaping in the south Salish Sea area. Learn about the salvage process, the benefits of using native plants and practice plant identification. Other tasks to be accomplished include: pot organization, plant labeling and shuffling, weeding (cleaning), and sweeping the beds.
NURSERY POTTING AND DIVISIONS
THROUGH THE FALL AND WINTER SEASON 9:30 - 12:00
These work parties also provide a great backdrop to get connected with our board members, to catch up with friends and fellow volunteers, and make new friends as well - it always proves to be a good time for all!
The agenda for each work party varies: we work to propagate native and water-wise plants, re-pot plants that have outgrown their pots into larger ones, transfer bare-root plant-stock and bulbs to pots, weed and organize already potted plants, keep the walkways clean and safe, and additional projects as needed. Occasionally we clean out the tool sheds, sharpen tools, and take inventory.