What we do!

Lost Foods Native Plant Nursery and Specialty Food Products 707-268-8447

 #1 Lost Foods creates native plant nurseries so the public has access to diverse native plant species. Currently, it is often difficult to obtain native plants. To restore native plant diversity and abundance native plants must be available to the public and for land restoration projects.

Lost Foods Native Plant Nursery is located in Redwood Acres Fairgrounds in Eureka CA. 3750 Harris st. Enter gate #3 at Redwood Acres and go left after the first building, go straight and park at the end of the pavement. Open noon-5pm Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.

Lost Foods also sells native plants at the Eureka Co-op on the Native Plant rack for the public’s convenience.

#2 Lost Foods creates native plant sanctuaries to 1) preserve native plant species and for the public to enjoy and become familiar with native plant species, 2) to serve as living seed banks of native plant to be propagated from seeds and cuttings, 3) to serve as educational gardens for the public to learn the many benefits of growing and using native plants and 4) to be examples of habitat restoration and edible and medicinal food forests that support and benefit the local ecology.

The first sanctuary, is the Old Town Native Plant Garden, located on 2nd and H St. in Old Town Eureka around a city parking lot. Started in 2009, it now has over 100 species of native plants growing together.

The second sanctuary, is located at 1000 E St , Eureka, CA, at the Ryan House/Whimsy Garden Project. Started in 2011, it is a larger garden with a few more species than the Old Town garden.

The third sanctuary, is located adjacent to the Lost Foods Native Plant Nursery at Redwood Acres in Eureka CA. This sanctuary was started in August 2012 and will feature more species and more diverse habitats, such as mixed evergreen and deciduous forests, woodland edges, sunny meadows, and a pond area.

#3 Lost Foods raises the awareness of the fact that California is a world hot-spot for natural bio-diversity and has the most endangered species of any state, which shows we are losing this unique bio-diversity. Lost Foods promotes the benefits of restoring and using native plants to help struggling native plant populations and the wildlife that depend on them and for use as  food, medicine, beauty and attracting birds and butterflies.

Lost Foods educational booth at California Native Plant Societies, The Wildflower Show 2011 and 2012 and at the Seed Exchange 2012.

Lost Foods has lectured gardening groups such as The Eureka Garden Club, The Master Gardeners class and the C.R. Gardening class about the importance and benefits of restoring native plant species.

#4 Lost Foods also donates native plants and installs native plant gardens at no charge, to people or business willing to share some space with native plants.



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