MENDOCINO Co., 4/26/2017 -- The sun is finally here, and gardening enthusiasts around the county will have a chance to stock up on plants this weekend. The following is an incomplete roundup of springtime plant sales, from Weathertop Nursery in Laytonville to the Nye Ranch in Fort Bragg. Lurane Cassidy, owner of Weathertop, says the heavy rains mean this should be a great year for planting fruit trees and perennials. The roses, she adds, have leafed out beautifully.
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Weathertop Nursery: This Sunday, 9:00am to 4:00pm, will be the sixth annual customer appreciation day, at 44901 Harmon Drive in Laytonville, behind Geigers Market. Garden supply vendors, free food and drinks, a raffle and a DJ will be on the premises. There will also be a plant sale.
Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens: This is the last weekend for the plant sale at the garden in Fort Bragg, at 18220 North Highway 1. The sale will take place during normal open hours, 9:00am to 5:00pm, both days. There is also a compost workshop at this location from 10:00am to 3:30pm on Saturday.
Garden Expo: Saturday, 10:30am to 4:00pm, there will be a free gardening educational event in Carl Purdy Hall at the Redwood Empire Fairgrounds in Ukiah. In addition to learning opportunities, there will be a bouncy castle, catering by Black Dog Farm, and beverages from The Pub.
Nye Ranch plant sale: This is a former dairy now used as a wedding and events venue at 23300 North Highway 1, two miles north of Fort Bragg. The plant sale, mostly veggies "grown lovingly from seeds on our farm," is Saturday and Sunday, 9:00am to 5:00pm both days.
Mendocino College plant sale: Starting at 9:00am on Friday, April 28, is the annual spring plant sale by the Agriculture Department and Horticultural Club at Mendocino College on 1000 Hensley Creek Road in Ukiah. This one specializes in "heirloom veggies, California natives, shrubs, berries, drought tolerant and hard-to-find plants." The sale is 9:00am to 5:00 pm on Friday and 9:00am to 3:00pm the following day. There is a finite supply of everything, so it's best to arrive as early as you can on Friday.
Trim Scene Solutions Casual Crop Exchange: Sunday, April 30 from 11 am - 5pm at Trim Scene Solutions in Redway, CA. The family friendly event features educational speakers, a "demo row" of new equipment and products, "fundraising for local non-profits, great food and a bounty of locally grown produce (of both the Cannabis and non-Cannabis variety). The $5 entry fee goes to Community Cornerstone, a group dedicated to providing training and opportunities for adults with disabilities in Northern Mendocino and Southern Humboldt Counties." The event will have a 215 doctor on site and a flower and extract competition that 21+ participants can vote on.
Healing Harvest Farms Spring Market Day: Coming up next weekend on May 6 at Healing Harvest Farms north of Laytonville, from 11am - 5pm. Over 50 vendors, live music, organic food, and seeds and starts for sale. Family friendly and free entry for 18+ HHF Patient-Members only. HHF memberships available at no cost with valid 215 recommendation and CA Identification. General questions please call: 707.984.9174.
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