The Marion SWCD does not discriminate on the basis of any legally protected status and will make necessary accommodations for persons with disabilities.  Please call the Marion SWCD office at 503-391-9927 at least 48 hours in advance.

Marion SWCD Native Plant Sale
and Scholarship Fundraiser

Saturday March 9, 2019 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Bauman Farms: 12989 Howell Prairie Rd, Gervais

Our native plant sale is a fundraiser that supports the Stan Vistica Memorial Scholarship.  Profits from the native plant sale help fund scholarships for two students from Marion County studying Natural Resources or Agriculture at an Oregon College or University. The scholarship was established in 2006 and is named after an outstanding friend, conservationist, and former Board Member, Stan Vistica. Using native plants in your landscape helps support and enhance local environments and habitat for wildlife, birds and pollinators.  Native plants are a great benefit to any landscape because they require minimal or no water once they are established and rarely require additional fertilizers or pesticides.

Enter to win your very own worm bin! Sign up anytime during plant sale hours. Two bins are available this year. You do not have to be present to win.
The Marion County Master Gardeners will have an information table at our plant sale and will be available to answer all your gardening questions.
Staff with the OSU Extension Small Farms Program will be present from 9:00-1:30 to test your well water for nitrates. For a free nitrate screening, bring ½ cup of untreated well water in a clean, water-tight container.

Take I-5 North of Salem to the Brooks / Gervais Exit #263. Turn right (east) off the Freeway onto Brooklake Rd NE, go about 1 mile to the stoplight at 99E. Turn left (north) at the stoplight onto 99E. Go 6 1/2 miles to Howell Prairie Road. Turn Right, go 1/2 mile to Bauman Farms - first place on the right. (There are signs on 99E when to turn).




Come early for the best selection—we start selling at 9:00am. You may have to wait in line (as some of you already know from past sales!)

There will be NO limit on the number of plants that can be purchased, although we still encourage you to purchase a diversity of plants. If you wish to purchase a large quantity (over 30) of any one species, please contact the Marion SWCD before the plant sale and we will assist you with purchasing your plants outside of the plant sale. We do not take pre-orders.

We accept credit and debit cards along with cash and check

Price range from $1.50 for bare root trees and shrubs to $3.50 for 4” pots to $8.00 for specialty shrubs and plants in gallon pots.

Native seed mix from Heritage Seedlings with 17 species of annual and perennial flowers will be available for $3.00 a packet.  Plant a meadow in your yard!   

Plant availability is always dependent on the weather and winter growing conditions at the nurseries that supply us.
We have Milkweed!  We will be selling Showy Milkweed (Asclepias speciosa) and Narrow Leaf Milkweed (Asclepias fascicularis) plants.

New Species! Oregon Boxwood (Paxistima myrsinites) and Canada Goldenrod, (Solidago canadensis).

Returning Species (that we haven’t had for a while): Orange Honeysuckle, (Lonicera ciliosa), Western Wahoo, (Euonymous  occidentalis)  Cascara, (Rhamnus purshiana) - a great tree for urban and small yards!
~ A Call for Volunteers ~

If you have volunteered in the past-- Thank you so much!  We truly appreciate your continued dedication and willingness to help make our plant sale a success - we couldn't do it without you!

To those of you who might be new volunteers this year, welcome, and we hope to see you in March!


Here are the dates, times and tasks that we need volunteers to help with:

Friday March 8:   9:30am-1pm?? 
Set up the site and set up plant stock (put plant labels and price tags into plants, organize plants, set up and arrange tables, put up banners, etc)

Saturday March 9:    8am-11am     11am-2pm    2pm-5pm 
Help customers with their orders, provide native plant information to customers, help customers with the check-out process, help keep things organized and tidy, provide bark dust for customers, help with clean up (2-5pm only)

Please call or email  or call 503-391-9927 if you have questions about volunteering.

Please pass this on to any others who might be interested in volunteering.

We can’t wait to see you at our plant sale this year.  It would not be possible without our dedicated volunteers!

The Marion SWCD does not discriminate on the basis of any legally protected status and will make necessary accommodations for persons with disabilities.  Please call the Marion SWCD office at 503-391-9927 at least 48 hours in advance.
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