Celebrating native plants in the Sacramento Valley

Protecting wild places and promoting the use of California native plants in gardens and public spaces.

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Our Mission

The Sacramento Valley Chapter of the California Native Plant Society promotes protecting native plants and their habitats and increasing the use of native plants in gardens and public spaces in Sacramento, Yolo, Colusa, Sutter, Yuba, lower Placer, and northern San Joaquin Counties.

We accomplish these goals through conservation, education, science, advocacy, horticulture, and land stewardship.

Connecting with native habitats in the Sacramento Valley

Learn about the spectacular natural beauty of the Sacramento Valley, where to view these landscapes up close, and which native plants from these habitats can be included in your own landscapes.

Homegrown Habitat

The SacValley Chapter’s Homegrown Habitat initiative promotes increased individual, community, and civic engagement in the effort to significantly increase the number of native plants in landscapes to support wildlife habitat and ecosystem health.

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Elderberry Farms Native Plant Nursery

Elderberry Farms Native Plant Nursery propagates and grows local native plants for use in home gardens and small restoration projects. These plants are available to the public at our spring and fall online plant sales. The nursery includes demonstration gardens that showcase how to use native plants in the landscape.

Plant Sales

The SacValley Chapter holds online plant sales each spring and fall—plants are ordered online and picked up at the chapter’s nursery, Elderberry Farms Native Plant Nursery, in Rancho Cordova. Local plants, cultivars, and plants from around the state are available at our sales. Information about upcoming sales is posted on our website a few weeks before each sale. 

Social Justice Program

The Social Justice Program was formed in 2020 to cultivate equity and inclusion in our chapter and the communities we serve so that we may all enjoy a just and safe chapter that is as inclusive and diverse as our region.

Gardening Resources

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