November 6, 2021 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Ruhstaller Farms
6686 Sievers Rd
CA 95620
Solano RCD

Solano RCD Annual Fall Native Plant Sale – Birds, Bees, and Brews!

  • Ruhstaller Farms
  • 6686 Sievers Rd, Dixon, CA 95620
  • Saturday 11/6/21
  • 12:00-4:00pm

Join Solano Resource Conservation District (Solano RCD) for their annual fall plant sale, this year at Ruhstaller Farm, a local brewery in Dixon!

Stop by and grab a brew and check out some informational booths and free workshops on topics like native plants, drought tolerant landscaping, helping to save the monarch butterfly, and supporting pollinators in general. There will be a wide variety of native plants for sale that will help kick start your
native and drought-tolerant pollinator garden!

Joining the event this year will be the UC Davis California Raptor Center with “ambassador birds” from 1-4pm and Morningsun Herb Farm, featuring various herbs and other fantastic pollinator plants. Solano RCD will also be taking sign-ups for Monarch Habitat Kits that will be distributed later this winter.
Each kit features 12 native milkweed plants and 24 nectar plants- enough to create your own monarch waystation. The kits will also include planting design ideas, basic care instructions, and how to generally attract and support butterflies and other pollinators.

For questions, visit solanorcd.org or email info@solanorcd.org.

Solano RCD has also recently received US Forest Service funding through the California Association of Resource Conservation Districts, which will be used to purchase 40 acres worth of native wildflower and milkweed seed to provide foraging and breeding habitat for monarchs and other pollinators. Solano RCD is currently looking for relatively large tracts of land on which to drill this seed. Ideally, parcels will be approximately 1 acre or more of open, relatively flat, and debris/rock-free land. Even better is if the landowner can provide some assistance with initial site preparation, such as mowing, light disking, heavy grazing, or the site has burned within the past couple years- all of these methods help reduce vegetation buildup and thatch. Those interested are encouraged to email or call Sarah McKibbin at sarah.mckibbin@solanorcd.org or 916-628-0095.