Please help us keep this vital program growing.
The demand for locally-adapted plants for habitat restoration projects in Mayne Island’s public parks has grown in recent years, as has interest from homeowners and other private land stewards using native plants for land restoration and native plant gardening.
Our small native plant nursery operation, with its many locally sourced species, has been invaluable in meeting this need, but demand has exceeded the production capacity in recent years, and we need to expand the nursery to meet demand. This fall we hope to improve and expand the nursery infrastructure to increase production capacity by 25%.
We estimate the costs of completing the upgrade (better and larger shade structures, expanded fenced growing space) will be $4,500. We have received a Grant in Aid from the Capital Regional District for $2,000, but we need your help to raise the remaining $2,500.