Native Plants and Pollinator-Friendly Habitat
Sogn Valley Farm grows a diversity of perennial forbs and grasses commonly found in Minnesota prairies, wetlands, and savannas. Our mission is to grow plants that will contribute to the restoration of native plant communities as classified by the Minnesota DNR, and to augment pollinator habitat wherever possible. The majority of what we grow attracts butterflies, bees, beneficial insects, and other wildlife. As a certified organic farm, we never use persistent pesticides such as pyrethroids, neonicotinoids, or other toxic chemicals on our plants.
We value the use of locally-adapted seeds; in fact, much of our seed stock was collected from remnant prairie and oak savanna on the Jokela farm. The rest of our seeds originate from Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Iowa. We can provide specific information about the origins of our plant stock upon request. Our inventory does not include native cultivars (aka "nativars").
We sell plants in containers or by the flat for use in home gardens, rain gardens, and prairie or wetland restoration projects. We partner with Blue Thumb/Metro Blooms, and we have been approved as a "Pollinator Champion" by the Pollinator Friendly Alliance. Additionally, our practices have earned us a Bee-Friendly Farm certification from the national organization Pollinator Partnership.
Please get in touch for more detailed information about our 2018 Native Plant List and availability, pricing, special orders, and custom growing.
Note - we are a family farm, not a retail nursery. We hold an annual plant sale on the farm in May, and you can find our products at markets such as the Burnsville Native Plant Market on May 19, 2018, the Landscape Revival in Oakdale on June 9, 2018. We will also have plants available at the downtown St. Paul farmers' market on Saturdays and Sundays. Special arrangements for customers interested in native plants can be accommodated with advanced notice. Send Karin an email (firstname.lastname@example.org), and we'll arrange a way to get plants for your garden and restoration projects!