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THE SALE HAS ENDED FOR 2020                                                                                                                                                    THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR ALL THE SUPPORT                                                           SUMMER POTTED SALE –  JULY 2021                                                                    WINTER BARE ROOTS AND POTTED –  OCTOBER 2021                                          150 RARE AND DELICIOUS VARIETIES 

MORE NEW VARIETIES COMING SOON!!!!!!!

 

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We are not your average nursery!

We have passionately searched out to re-discover the living library of plants still scattered across Northern California, left over from the Gold Rush. We have personally found out these trees and have taken cuttings directly from the 100+ year old grandmother trees that still hang on in these ghostly orchards. We offer very rare and exclusive plants and sometimes may only have a few of a variety that we have only just found.

We are a 501(c)3 Non Profit and focus on Preserving the living legacy bequeathed to us and the biodiversity necessary for a resilient food economy in the future. We are searching for Land and Resources to grow our Nursery and look forward to offering more rare and endangered plants from our past, in the future.

 

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Plant Pickup is pre-scheduled at
Sweetland Garden and Mercantile
North San Juan, CA

 

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We are a very small nursery and there are a limited supply of some varieties. We are sorry for the inconvenience.  When we find long term farm land we’ll be able to do more.

We urge you to sign up for our email list and like our Facebook for early notification of when our plants will be available. 

Call (530) 292-3619 or email us at thefgi@gmail.com and request to be added to the email list. 

We apologize if we run out of something you want — the early bird gets the worm!

 

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NOTE ON SHIPPING

The box for shipping is 8″x8″x48″ The shipping will be the same for 1 tree to 12 bare root trees, up to 40 lbs. We are based in Nevada City, Ca. In general to ship in California is between $35-$50. To the Central USA is about $60-90. To ship to the East Coast is about $80-$110. If you just get one tree it is quite expensive, but if you get a few trees it’s not so bad. We make no money on shipping and these are UPS Shipping costs.

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THANK YOU FOR ALL THE SUPPORT!

Thank you Everyone for supporting this project!  While the nursery sales provide approximately 25% of our operating budget, we rely on donors and occasional grants. This year we are grateful to the Bill Graham Foundation for their support of our work. Hats off and gratitude to them.   In the face of modern industrial agriculture we have lost 95% of our genetic diversity, and with your help all of us are saving the very best gems still growing throughout California’s Gold Rush Country.

 

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ORDERS OVER $400 Automatically receive 10% Off

We charge $10 dollars per order for materials and handling on both shipping and pickup. If you order multiple times we will refund any additional Handling Fees incurred from ordering multiple times per season.

Happy Planting!

 

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If you have questions, please contact us at   

(530) 292-3619 or thefgi@gmail.com

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Kate Wolf Lilac

SKU 00110
$30.00
Out of stock
1
Product Details

This beautiful heirloom is growing on a very old abandoned homestead along the banks of the North Fork of the Yuba River at 2600’ near Goodyears Bar in Sierra County. The great singer songwriter Kate Wolf was a long time friend of mine, who wrote and recorded the song “The Lilac and the Apple Tree in the late ‘70s. Kate told me the inspiration for the song was an old homestead she had found near Goodyears Bar, where she spent her summers in her teens and 20’s. I never asked exactly where it was located, and when she passed away so early in life I regretted not having learned the location of these plants that inspired Kate. About 15 years later I was talking with our mutual friend Utah Phillips and mentioned that I still was curious where these plants were located. Turns out Utah knew the man who might know the location. After many attempts (that's a story in itself!) I finally learned the location from this secretive old man, as it is the homestead that his grandparents settled in the 1850s. After hiking a couple miles to this abandoned site in the forest I found the lilac and the apple (and a rose that we are growing)! We have been hiking to the site, and growing the lilac ever since, and use the proceeds from the sales of the lilac to provide financial support to Camp Winnarainbow, a performing circus camp for children and adults founded by our mutual friend Wavy Gravy. Camp Winnarainbow was one of Kate’s favorite projects.

See: www.campwinnarainbow.org.

We also now offer the Kate Wolf apple from that beautiful homestead and song. See the Apple section for details. We will offer the rose next year.

You can hear Kate sing “The Lilac and the Apple” herehttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q83NqwtdBZk

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