Humble Roots Farm & Nursery is an all native plant nursery located in the Columbia River Gorge in Oregon. We provide ethically propagated native plants of the Pacific Northwest to home owners, farmers, gardeners, landscapers, schools, community groups, soil & water conservation groups, non-profits, and federal agencies. We work with all of these groups to educate people about native plants and their conservation.
Our work involves propagating native plants and running a container nursery,
as well as rare plant monitoring, propagation, and out-planting, and native pollinator
habitat conservation and ecological restoration.
We offer local, on-site seed collection and consultations.
Our office, home and seeding grounds are off-grid and solar powered, located in a fifty acre forest which we manage for botanical and biological diversity. Our nursery and growing grounds are located on another farm and are open to the public by appointment.
WINNER OF THE GO! 2014 TOD J. LEFEVRE SUSTAINABILITY AWARD FOR BUSINESS
WINNER OF THE ENVIROGORGE 2015 NATURE SPACE AWARD
ETHICALLY GROWN & PROPAGATED
Humble Roots practices the ethical propagation of native plants. This means that all of our nursery plants are propagated by seed, cuttings, or nursery stock divisions. Humble Roots does not advocate for the digging of plants from the wild unless it is a salvage operation to save plants from construction or disturbance. We hand collect our own seed for propagation and do so in a way that protects the health of parent populations. We do not use harmful chemicals or non-organic agents in the growing of our plants.
ENVISIONING THE FUTURE TOGETHER
Now more than ever we all need to do our part to conserve, protect, and nurture native plants. Native plants are one of the most important links in any natural system and we all benefit from their function as well as their beauty. Native plants provide habitat, ground stabilization, beauty, and even food and medicine. Once established, appropriately placed native plants can thrive without irrigation, thus providing a water conserving and lower maintenance landscape.
The Humble Roots crew will do everything we can to help you cultivate a passion for, and have a direct relationship with native plants.
We hope you will become as excited about native plants as we are!
Kristin Currin & Andrew Merritt
Owners and plant lovers