It doesn't seem possible that it has been a month since our first ever native plant sale at the Mission Blue Nursery on Saturday March 19th. The weather was TERRIBLE - even though forecasters said the rain would be "off and on" throughout the day. Well... it actually seemed mostly on. But eager native plant enthusiasts braved the rain and thunder storms to browse our inventory.
And the sale was a solid success - one of the best fundraisers ever for San Bruno Mountain Watch. The proceeds will go to Stewardship Programs and, of course, the nursery. All of this directly benefits San Bruno Mountain and both ongoing and future habitat restoration efforts.
Volunteers at the nursery put in many hours to generate thousands of plants for the 2010-2011 planting season on the mountain. The restoration efforts and plantings were focused on 2 areas: the Bog Trail and wet meadow in the Saddle area and a grassland area between Buckeye and Owl Canyons.
Even though the planting season is officially over for this year, the nursery volunteers are still busy whipping things into shape in preparation for the next season. In addition to ongoing maintenance, we will soon be planting seeds and collecting plants for propagation.
We can always use more volunteers - if you're interested - we work every Wednesday from 10-12:30.
The Mission Blue Nursery is located in Brisbane -- so come on down!