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At the Friends of Sausal Creek Native Plant Nursery, we propagate and grow about 150 of the 240 different species of plants native to the Sausal Creek Watershed.

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Seeds are collected regularly on seed hikes and brought back to the nursery for planting. In addition to sowing seeds and transplanting, volunteers spend time watering, weeding, and pruning. At various times, volunteers are also needed for construction work, installing irrigation equipment, and creating educational materials and signs. Working at the nursery provides an in-depth education in the propagation, care, and use of native plants, as well as the diverse ecological communities present in the watershed.

FOSC vignettes from the Oakland Museum of California's renovated

Gallery of California Natural Sciences

Regular Nursery Workdays: 
Planned every Wednesday and first and third Saturdays of the month, from 1-4 p.m.
Check the event calendar for workday status and more information. 
Contact the FOSC nursery manager at, or (510) 325-9006 with any questions.

Seed Collection:
If you would like to help collect native seed from the watershed to be propagated at our nursery, please contact the FOSC nursery manager at
Native Plant Sale:
Each fall we hold a plant sale where we sell a variety of local and non-local California native plants. 
If you would like to be added to the plant sale email list, please sign up below.

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