We’re here to share our love and knowledge of local native plants with our community. By spending time raising plants and caring for them in gardens, we all learn to recognize both the native and non-native plants in our environment.
Learn with us
We want you — and anyone in our community — to come learn with us at the Farm. Whether you’ve got a few hours to spare on a random Saturday or a few months to devote to a season of intensive learning, our native plant program is for you. At Botanical Belonging, you’ll gain hands-on experience from starting seeds, to transplanting seedings, to managing weeds, and more.
How it works
To get started, just fill out our short sign-up form. Check out our garden by month page for a sense of what’s happening at the Farm, and when. We’ll work with you to find the best time for your visit(s) depending on your interests and availability.
When you arrive
Please wear sturdy shoes and bring a water bottle — you’re going to be put to work! We also recommend long pants, sunscreen, a sun hat, snacks, rain gear, and any other provisions you’d want for a long day outdoors.
The day’s specific activities will depend on the day and season. You might take a tour through our demonstration gardens to learn about common weeds and invasive species, then test your ID and eradication skills by pulling them out. You might take a spin through the hoop house to learn about seedling care and maintenance, then put your new skills to use by thinning a newly-sprouted tray.
If you’re interested in learning something specific, just let us know. Every day is different at the Farm, and there’s always something new to be learned from our native plant experts!
What it costs
The Botanical Belonging hands-on learning program is totally free. We hope to keep it this way! Botanical Belonging is funded by our native plant sales as well as generous donations from plant fans like you.
What you get
In addition to your new sense of Botanical Belonging, any time you participate in our hands-on learning program we’ll often send you home with a plant as a thank you for your labor!
Ready to sign up?
We can’t wait to meet you. Fill out our short sign-up form to get started today!