A Fall Native Plant Sale will be held on Saturday, September 23 from 9am – 1pm at Kropscott Farm Environmental Center, 6523 W Baseline Rd, Fremont, MI 49412. There are no pre-orders, and cash or check sales only will be accepted.
Fall is the ideal time to sow native plants for several reasons. The cooler temperatures and increased moisture during this season create optimal conditions for root growth and plant establishment. Sowing native plants in late fall also reduces competition from weeds, as most weed species are less active during this time of the year. This gives the native plants a better chance to establish and thrive without the need for excessive weed control measures.
Overall, fall installation of native plants maximizes the chances of successful establishment and growth, leading to healthier ecosystems and increased biodiversity.
The Fall Native Plant Sale will have the expertise of Ken Hoganson of Big Bluestem Farm Native Plant Nursery near Bitely. Ken can provide information for the best plants to purchase based on your soil type, and sun or shade and wet or dry conditions in your yard. He can also do a “site visit” for larger native plant installations to assure proper area preparations and subsequent planting for the best success. Attendees of the plant sale can view the Native Plant Garden in progress at Kropscott Farm as well.
The Fall Native Plant Sale is being hosted by Big Bluestem Farm and the Newaygo County Environmental Coalition (NCEC). Questions can be directed to Vicki Alcombrack at Big Bluestem Farm: 231-923-0894, email - firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit the NCEC Events Calendar at the website: www.nc-ec.org; or follow on Facebook @NCEC2.