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Native Here Nursery founder Charli Danielsen welcomes Theo Fitanides as the new manager for Native Here Nursery. Photo by Janice Bray.
Theo Fitanides Joins Native Here Nursery Team
In his first day as the new manager Theo, a 2010 graduate from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo in Biological Sciences, walked through the nursery with Charli, Lesley, Janice, Steve and other volunteers reminiscing about his volunteer time potting plants, watering and seed collecting.
In his new position, Theo will continue working with our volunteers to propagate local native plants for retail customers, restoration efforts, public agencies and annual plant sales and events. Theo also has hopes of having the nursery foster greater community involvement in local habitat restoration.
Volunteers Needed - The nursery is operated almost entirely by volunteers. At present it is open for volunteer training and sales to the public on Tuesdays noon to 3 pm, Friday mornings 9 am to noon and on Saturdays 10 am to 2 pm. Rain or strong winds close the nursery.
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There is a wide range of volunteer tasks
• handling sales,
• loading plants for customers,
• striking cuttings,
• sowing seeds,
• potting up plants,
• filing papers,
• entering nursery records,
• writing Bay Leaf notices,
• cleaning the office,
• creating native plant and wildlife habitat,
• collecting seeds and cuttings,
• tool maintenance,
• building and maintaining nursery structures.
101 Golf Course Road, Berkeley, CA 94708 510/549-0211
Located in Tilden Park across from the entrance to the Tilden Golf Course
Tuesdays: Noon to 3 pm
Fridays: 9 am - noon
Saturdays: 10 am - 2 pm
Google Map showing location of Native Here Nursery
By public transit:
#65 AC Transit bus to Grizzly Peak/Shasta
On Saturdays: #67 bus to Brazil Bldg. in Tilden Park, walk uphill .2 miles on Shasta Rd, turn left and walk .7 miles to nursery entrance.
.1 mile on Shasta to Golf Course Dr.,
Right on Golf Course Dr
.7 miles to nursery entrance.