Soil and Water Conservation District Native Plant Sale

When you add native plants to your land­scape it real­ly enhances the habi­tat for wildlife, birds and ben­e­fi­cial insect like bees.  And native plants have so many oth­er advan­tages:

  • Once estab­lished they require min­i­mal or no water.
  • They don’t need fer­til­iz­ers and
  • They’re nat­u­ral­ly resis­tant to local pests, so pes­ti­cides.
  • And you can plant them in place of a lawn, so no mow­ing.  How cool is that?

Even bet­ter, with a lit­tle plan­ning , using native plants can be easy and cheap.  Well cheap­er than those spendy orna­men­tals at the gar­den store.   That’s because the Mar­i­on Coun­ty Soil and Water Con­ser­va­tion Dis­trict holds a native plant sale on the sec­ond week­end in March every year.

I keep the event on my cal­en­dar because their prices are so rea­son­able I can’t resist the temp­ta­tion to try out a new shrub or flower.  Over 90 dif­fer­ent species are usu­al­ly avail­able, so it’s a great oppor­tu­ni­ty to find just the right mix­ture of native plants that will work on your rur­al prop­er­ty or in your yard.

Pro­ceeds from this sale go towards two schol­ar­ships for stu­dents from Mar­i­on Coun­ty who are study­ing nat­ur­al resources at an Ore­gon Col­lege or Uni­ver­si­ty.

Vis­it the soil and water con­ser­va­tion dis­tric­t’s plant sale page for more infor­ma­tion.

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