Saturday, March 14, 2020 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Bauman Farms  12989 Howell Prairie Rd, Gervais

Plant Description

Plant Pricing

Using native plants in your landscape helps support and enhance local environments and habitat for wildlife, birds and pollinators.  Native plants are a great benefit to any landscape because they require minimal or no water once they are established, they rarely require additional fertilizers or pesticides, native plants increase the biodiversity of an area and they are beautiful!

  • Come early for the best selection—we start selling at 9:00am. You may have to wait in line (as some of you already know from past sales!)
  • There will be NO limit on the number of plants that can be purchased, although we still encourage you to purchase a diversity of plants. If you wish to purchase a large quantity (over 30) of any one species, please contact the Marion SWCD before the plant sale and we will assist you with purchasing your plants outside of the plant sale.
  • We do not take pre-orders
  • We accept credit and debit cards along with cash and check
  • Over 70 species of native plants will be available
  • We have Milkweed!  We will be selling Showy Milkweed (Asclepias speciosa) and Narrow Leaf Milkweed (Asclepias fascicularis) plants.
  • New Species! White Great Camas (Camas leichtlinii ssp leichtilinii), Rattan’s Beardtongue (Penstemon rattanii)
  • Returning Species (that we haven’t had for a while): Rose Checkermallow (Sidalcea virgata), Streambank Lupine (Lupinus rivularis), Scarlet Monkeyflower (Mimulus cardinalis), Roemer’s Fescue (grass) (Festuca roemerii), Slough Sedge (Carex obnupta)
  • range from $1.50 for bare root trees and shrubs to $4.00 for 4” pots to $8.00 for specialty shrubs and plants in gallon pots.
  • Native seed mix from Heritage Seedlings with 17 species of annual and perennial flowers will be available for $4.00 a packet.  Plant a meadow in your yard! 
  • Plant availability is always dependent on the weather and winter growing conditions at the nurseries that supply us.

If you have volunteered in the past– Thank you so much!  We truly appreciate your continued dedication and willingness to help make our plant sale a success – we couldn’t do it without you! To those of you who might be new volunteers this year, welcome, and we hope to see you in March!

Here are the dates, times and tasks that we need volunteers to help with: Friday March 13:   9:30am-1pm??  Set up the site and set up plant stock (put plant labels and price tags into plants, organize plants, set up and arrange tables, put up banners, etc)
Saturday March 14:    8am-11am     11am-2pm    2pm-5pm 
Help customers with their orders, provide native plant information to customers, help customers with the check-out process, help keep things organized and tidy, provide bark dust for customers, help with clean up (2-5pm only).

Please call or email [email protected]  or call 503-391-9927 if you have questions about volunteering. Please pass this on to any others who might be interested in volunteering. We can’t wait to see you at our plant sale this year.  It would not be possible without our dedicated volunteers!

Our native plant sale is a fundraiser that supports the Stan Vistica Memorial Scholarship.  Profits from the native plant sale help fund scholarships for two students from Marion County studying Natural Resources or Agriculture at an Oregon College or University. The scholarship was established in 2006 and is named after an outstanding friend, conservationist, and former Board Member, Stan Vistica.  The scholarship is administered through the Office of Student Access and Completion:


Enter the raffle to win your very own worm bin! Sign up anytime during plant sale hours. Two bins are available this year. You do not have to be present to win.


The Marion County Master Gardeners will have an information table at our plant sale and will be available to answer all your gardening questions.

Directions to Bauman Farms from Salem:

Take I-5 North of Salem to the Brooks / Gervais Exit #263. Turn right (east) off the Freeway onto Brooklake Rd NE, go about 1 mile to the stoplight at 99E. Turn left (north) at the stoplight onto 99E. Go 6 1/2 miles to Howell Prairie Road. Turn Right, go 1/2 mile to Bauman Farms—first place on the right. (There are signs on 99E when to turn)