Our products are getting out and about!
Partridge Creek Farm is using our plants to create seed production beds to promote native plants in our area. We supplied the bulk of the plants for the Marquette and Alger County Conservation District Wildflower Sales. The Marquette County Conservation District donated our plants and worked with Peter White Public Library to revamp the garden beds on Third and Ridge. And many of you have added our plants to your home habitats. We are thrilled!
Most recently, Girl Scout Troop 5055 worked with Chocolay Township on a pollinator garden project at the Chocolay Township Hall information sign. They used our plants to create a pollinator bed that will be drought-resistant, beautiful, and beneficial to pollinators with a succession of blooms all season long. They will be adding butterfly houses to the garden as their next step in completing this project for their Bronze Award.
And as the frosting on the cake, so to speak, the Girl Scouts used recycled glass mulch made and donated by the Marquette County Solid Waste Management Authority. This is one of the products made with our local recycled glass. I was surprised how pretty it is. Checking out the native planting is worth a trip all on its own, but definitely check out the glass mulch and see what you think. The sign and garden bed are at the intersection of US 41 S and Silver Creek Road in Harvey.
Some of you have found us at the Skandia Farmer's Market, and we will continue to be there on certain Wednesdays from 4 - 7 pm on US 41 S in Skandia.
However, in order to help spread the word that native plants are available locally, we will be trying the Marquette Farmer's and Artists Wednesday Market at the Marquette Commons starting Wednesday, June 30, from 5 to 7 pm. We would love it if you stopped by to say Hi! We will have all the plants that are looking luscious this week.
If you want to find us at a market later in the summer, our Facebook page for UP Native Plants is probably the best way to stay in touch. Or, drop us an email and we'll let you know which Wednesday market we'll be attending.
In addition to the market, we'll be having an Open House Plant Sale on Saturday, July 3, from 10 am to 2 pm in front of the greenhouse at 550 Little Lake Road, Marquette, MI 49855, in the Beaver Grove area just south of Harvey.
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The webpage at www.UPNativePlants.com remains the heart of our operation. I think we are over 90 species now! As always, you can peruse our full selection on our webpage at your convenience, and we'll arrange a mutually convenient time for pickup or delivery.
Hope to see you soon!