Native plants and trees that produce vegetables, fruits, or nuts delicious to both humans and wildlife. Many of these are also critical to the continued survival of Michigan’s pollinators.

Our online store is temporarily closed. We hope to be able to update the online inventory as soon as possible, but there have been a lot of unanticipated life events this season that have complicated our time for computer crunching.

Our plant stand will open 05/28/22 this year and we'll be working a few markets as well.
  • American Elderberry (<em>Sambucus canadensis</em>) Quick View
    • American Elderberry (<em>Sambucus canadensis</em>) Quick View
    • American Elderberry (Sambucus canadensis)

    • $20.00
    • American Elderberries form thick shrubs that tolerate various soil types and grow quite tall. The small white flowers that grow in thick clusters and followed by edible berries that some prize for their medicinal properties. The berries must be cooked before consumption but are easy to make into a syrup that often relied on for reported immune boosting properties. Elderberries…
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  • American Redbud(<em>Cercis canadensis</em>) Quick View
    • American Redbud(<em>Cercis canadensis</em>) Quick View
    • American Redbud (Cercis canadensis)

    • $6.00
    • Redbud trees produce beautiful edible flowers early in spring that can be added to salads or used as a garnish. They have a flavor similar to snow peas and are thought to have health benefits similar to those in red wine (think bioflavonoids and anti-oxidants). The trees also serve as a host plant to the larvae to several butterflies and…
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  • Fruitful American Cranberry(<em>Viburnum trilobum</em>) Quick View
    • Fruitful American Cranberry(<em>Viburnum trilobum</em>) Quick View
    • Fruitful American Cranberry (Viburnum trilobum)

    • $10.00
    • An open-pollinated strain originating from a wild cranberry bush found in a Michigan wetland that was selected and grown for years by the famous local nursery, Oikos Tree Corps. Ken grew 1500 seedlings and selected for a couple that fruited within 3 years from seed. Oikos recently closed their nursery, and we are fortunate to have acquired several of their…
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  • Rosin Weed  (<em>Silphium integrifolium</em>) Quick View
    • Rosin Weed  (<em>Silphium integrifolium</em>) Quick View
    • Rosin Weed (Silphium integrifolium)

    • $4.00
    • This plant is a favorite of both pollinators and birds and can make a good addition to your native garden. Unlike other tall plants, it topples over less frequently. It spreads slower than many other perennial sunflowers, making it work well in small garden spaces. Plants are currently provided in recycled plastic pots donated to our nursery by community members…
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