A BIG CHANGE to 2021 Spring Plant Sales
COVID-19 has created some challenges for us and we were disappointed in not being flexible or resilient enough during the 2020 spring sale season to be able to provide you the plants and service you wanted. We also want to make sure we keep everyone in your family and ours safe and healthy. So we're making changes this coming year that we believe will provide you with exactly what you want for your garden.
This year we are going to offer pre-orders for plants. This means that you can order exactly what you want before planting starts. Here is how this will work:
Grow a Pear Nursery is committed to the health and well being of our customers, your families, and our community. To help reduce the spread of COVID-19 we will not be taking on any new garden consultations. We realize that in these uncertain times that growing your own food is important to maintain self-sufficiency especially if you must self-quarantine so we will be offering some new services for those of you that want plants but do not want to be in public spaces or around other people.
We have most of the plants, seeds and soil amendments we are offering this year listed on our site. Please note that not all are available right now as they haven't reached sale size yet but will be available in the coming weeks. As they sell out we will update our website to show that. We also have a large variety of herbs and some beneficial companion plants including marigolds, cosmos, and nasturtiums that are not currently on the website so please let us know if you're looking for something in particular. We will still be doing sale days but will be reassessing daily. For now expect that we will still be at the nursery (423 Maple Ave in Vallejo) on Saturdays from 9 am - 2pm unless we send out a notice saying otherwise. Because we're considered agricultural with an emphasis on food cultivation we fall under "essential services" so we will be staying operational through the shelter in place order. Saturday sales are still on.Please respect 6' boundaries of other visitors and we'll be setting up our tables to better help with browsing comfortably.We do ask that you please refrain from coming if you are experiencing any symptoms consistent with COVID-19. Please call us at 707-375-3050 or drop us an email.
Our primary focus is finding plant varieties that were not only productive for our region but also have exceptional flavor. Each year we do tastings to determine which ones we will continue to offer and which new ones to add.
We offer varieties that are difficult, if not impossible, to find elsewhere commercially.
All plants are grown right here on site without the use of chemical herbicides, fungicides or pesticides.
We utilize seeds from companies that do not do business with agro-chemical subsidiaries - all seeds are non-GMO.
We do not use hormone growth inhibitors on our plants. Most nurseries will use these growth inhibitors to allow their plants to remain marketable for longer periods of time. This can result in disappointing results in your garden.
Our plants all come from seed that is free of neonicotinoids which have been proven to kill pollinators.
Our plant nursery strives to offer the residents of the San Francisco East Bay a sustainable, responsible source for their edible and native garden needs with exceptional customer service. Our goal is to make sure novices and advanced gardeners alike are successful by offering adaptable varieties of plants that are known to do well in our region with minimal care.
**Due to COVID we are temporarily suspending consultations until we reach Phase 3 of reopening. Thank you for your understanding.**
We offer consultations at your home or at our urban farm/plant nursery to help you learn to grow your own food or help you work through the design challenges of your individual site. We also offer private group consultations for any of the workshops we provide.
We are currently in the process of finding a permanent location in our community. It takes a lot of resources to continue to expand to a brick and mortar store. We are currently running a fundraiser selling merchandise to help us grow.
We strive to improve community health by providing plants that provide fresh, healthy food, teaching others how to be successful with producing their own healthy food and providing native wildlife habitat to reduce the need for pesticides.
With our state's history of droughts our nursery strives to provide native plant material that has evolved to thrive in our unique, dry climate and are adapted to our specific region.
Pollution affects humans, other plants, animals, and the entire ecosystem. Support a greener future by getting in touch today.
Let us know when you'd like to come visit our plant nursery and we can schedule a tour for you.
Currently By Appointment Only in Vallejo, California, United States