Native Plant Resources

Getting Started with Native Plants

A Case for Natives

Oxbow’s promotional brochure PDF highlights the role of native plants in supporting pollinators, native fauna, fungi, water conservation, and climate resilience. It emphasizes the significance of integrating native plants into landscapes and offers practical tips for individuals to improve ecosystem health.

Guide to Pollinator Plants

Oxbow’s online guide to choosing and using native pollinator plants

Native Plant Planting Guide

Have a new native plant in your life? Learn how to give it a strong start!

How to Attract Beneficial Insects

The trifold brochure PDF offers tips for attracting beneficial insects to gardens by listing the growing conditions of both native and non-native plant species that draw them. It also suggests helpful practices and provides recommendations for books and digital guides for further information.

Mindful Foraging Guide

Respectful use of Native Plants for food, medicine, and crafting.

Empowering Tribal Culture, Ecology, And Food Systems FREE Webinar Series

This webinar series aims to support Indigenous communities’ efforts to restore their land, reduce food insecurity, and increase economic opportunity through the production of native plants. Through these efforts, tribes can improve access to healthy and traditionally harvested foods, medicines and plants for textiles and ceremonial use. Expert voices will offer strategies Tribes can utilize to develop or improve food sovereignty initiatives and native plant propagation. >> View the recorded webinar here.

Growing Natives from Seed: A series on simple seed propagation methods for native plants

douglasia spring 2018 cover

The 5-part series below originally appeared in Douglasia, a quarterly journal published by the Washington Native Plant Society.

Native Plants of the Snoqualmie Valley videoVideo: Native Plants of the Snoqualmie Valley

Strengthening the relationship between people and plants is a key step towards sustainable stewardship of the land. Join us as we discuss how Oxbow Farm and Conservation Center and the Snoqualmie Indian Tribe are actively involved in ecological restoration and restoring native plants to the local ecosystem in the Snoqualmie Valley. This talk focuses on some native plants that are easy to grow and the plants provide many ecosystem services. This talk was presented by the Sustainable Resource Committee and is sponsored by the Baha’i Faith in Snoqualmie Valley. Hosted by Demarus Tevuk of Sustainable Seattle.