Saturday, October 10, 2015
8 am to late afternoon , meet at Nursery at 9:30 am
Harvest Festival at Intermountain Nursery
30443 Auberry Road
Meet to carpool at 8 am at Mary’s Vineyard Shopping Mall (near the McDonald’s)
at 1447 E. Noble Ave, Visalia at the Ben Maddox exit off Highway 198
In lieu of the annual Alta Peak Chapter’s native plant sale, which will return October, 2016, a special field trip is slated to visit Intermountain Nursery in Prather, one of the best Central Valley located places to find quality California native plants. A vast selection of well grown native plants, naturally adapted for drought-tolerant landscapes, will be available. The field trip coincides with the annual Harvest Arts and Peace Festival at the Nursery and will include music, art, fine crafts and artisan foods.
Alta Peak Chapter members will be with the group to answer questions about growing native plants. The nursery sales staff will also be on hand to answer questions and will help in selecting the right plant for the right place.
The group will carpool from Visalia to Prather or participants may choose to meet at the Nursery at about 9:30 am. Although the Harvest Festival actually starts at 10 am, the Chapter has been invited by the owners, Ray Laclergue and Bonnie Bladen, to arrive any time after 8:30 am. Please allow room in your vehicle for any plants that may be purchased at the nursery.
This Field Trip is free and open to anyone. A map to the Nursery can be found here. For information about the field trip, call 559-799-7438.
[nursery grounds, photo via intermountainnursery.com]
[herb garden, photo via intermountainnursery.com]
Other Fall Events with Alta Peak Chapter
September 19: Chapter Fall Program
“Creating Drought-Tolerant, Wildlife-Friendly Native Landscapes”
October 3: Native Plant Landscape Design Clinic