Forestfarm is one of the foremost mail-order nurseries in the country, and as a customer 1% of your total plant purchase is donated directly to Pacifica. Known for its wide selection of over 5,000 species and varieties of quality plants, Forestfarm’s great joy has been growing and selling special plants for over 40 years. The nursery also prides itself on its amazing staff and reliable, friendly service. To learn more about Forestfarm and place your order today, please visit their official website at forestfarm.com. Orders may be placed for pick-up, or you can come to shop weekdays from 8 am – 3 pm. It’s always a good idea to call ahead to let the nursery staff know your plans!
Forestfarm at Pacifica
Forestfarm began a new chapter in its celebrated history when it was generously donated to Pacifica: A Garden in the Siskiyous in 2012. Forestfarm at Pacifica provides a financial base for Pacifica and jobs for our community. Today, the nursery is a lively center of activity for its staff of plant-lovers, surrounded by the beauty of Pacifica’s landscape. They are excited about sharing their knowledge and experience with others. The Horticultural Internship program offers both work and study internships, providing hands-on training and access to the many years of nursery experience.
Forestfarm always strives to operate in ways conscious of our resources and environment. Forestfarm is proud to grow an extensive selection of native plants, encouraging their use and preservation in our landscape. Out of concern for the health of our pollinator population, the nursery does not utilize neonictinoids, and practices Integrated Pest Management. To serve as a recycling repository for run-off from the entire greenhouse and nursery watering system, the Blue Skye Reservoir was constructed in 2009. Once contained, the water is recycled back into the nursery and greenhouses, conserving water that would be lost in an ordinary operation. The reservoir also serves as a filtration system. This process not only conserves water, it also insures that any seepage into ground water reserves is free of contaminants and pathogens.