The California Native Plant Society, Orange County (OCCNPS) chapter has created a new campaign called A Buckwheat in Every Garden, to help homeowners improve wildlife and habitat value in their home landscapes. Beginning in October, OCCNPS is giving Orange County homeowners one free, four-inch California buckwheat to plant in their garden while supplies last.
Tree of Life Nursery has cultivated 1,500 four-inch California buckwheat ‘Dana Point’ plants for A Buckwheat in Every Garden. OCCNPS will distribute all of the buckwheat plants to residents living in Orange County, California. Homeowners are invited to attend several free events in November to pick up a California buckwheat plant.
Friday, November 15, the city of Dana Point is hosting A Buckwheat in Every Garden at the Dana Point Community Center, 34052 Del Obispo St., Dana Point, 92629, from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. OCCNPS volunteers will distribute 200 buckwheat plants at this event. Join us and ask our native plant experts any question you might have about growing California natives.
The Buckwheat campaign began in October, and since then, OCCNPS has distributed more than 700 ‘Dana Point’ buckwheats to gardeners who have installed them in their Orange County landscapes. Go to the A Buckwheat in Every Garden iNaturalist page to see the buckwheat points of light across Orange County.
OCCNPS is a 501(c)(3) California non-profit organization. A Buckwheat in Every Garden is funded by our small treasury, and is operated with all volunteer labor. Thank you to everyone who has helped make this program a success.