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Towards A Climate Resilient Food Economy:

We have passionately searched the Sierra Nevada and Western States to re-discover the living library of plants still scattered across Northern California, those trees and plants left over from the 1800’s and early 1900’s Gold Rush era.   These are the grandmother trees that have become climate resilient with no human attention for the last 100 years. They give the best fruit and nuts in conditions that most fruit and nut trees can not endure with large annual temperature variations. These  grandmother trees have learned to thrive under the most harsh conditions. We want to make them available to growers, gardeners and communities throughout the West Coast.

We have personally found these trees and have taken cuttings directly from the 100+ year old grandmother trees that still cling to life in ghostly, historic orchards. We offer very rare and exclusive plants – some may have only just been rediscovered.

95% of plants available during the 1800s are no longer available today.  We are saving what is left before they die. 

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Thanks to Peaceful Valley Farm and Garden Supply (originally started by our founder Amigo Bob Cantisano), a collection of some of our favorite species and varieties will be available through Peaceful Valley Farm and Garden for the 2024/25 Bareroot Season. 

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The SOLD OUT Varieties listed below are for informational purposes only. These are many of the plants we have found and sold over the years. While some of these varieties will be available this Autumn, many will not. 

Updates on what we have for sale this year will be available in October 2024.

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William's Double Yellow Rose

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William's Double Yellow Rose

Hybrid Spinosissima

1828. Bred in the UK by John Williams, this beautiful yellow rose is a very drought and shade tolerant shrub. It sprawls, growing a patch of 1"-2" foot high canes that spread 4 feet or wider. We discovered this rose, thriving since the Gold Rush without human care, grow to as large as 400 sq. ft. This plant requires no pruning or spraying. It is drought tolerant but requires irrigation to get established. Prolific, yellow blooms in May and June on thorny canes.

Note: This plant cannot be shipped and is available only for pick up only.

FGI has located this Gold Rush rose in Forest City, Nevada City and Lake City. It has survived a century in full-sun and shady conditions with absolutely no care. Amazing!



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