• Fruit & nut trees, berry bushes, edible landscaping plants

  • Adapted to the Southern Appalachian and Piedmont bioregions

  • Naturally grown in an ecovillage

  • By friendly and knowledgeable useful plant specialists

  • Permaculture and edible landscape design services

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  • Ask the Chuckster: Make your own fruit vinegars

    Ask the Chuckster: Make your own fruit vinegars

    Wednesday, 02 December 2015

    What can I make with all my extra fruit?

    I’ve got more fruit than I know what to do with. Help!

    Well, we’ve got some black muscadine grape vines here in our neighborhood and last year in spite of the drought we had a heavy harvest. I had more than I could eat in a bowl in the kitchen and the fruit flies got to them. Fruit flies carry with them them wild yeasts that eat the sugars in the fruit and start to turn the fruit into vinegar. Since my muscadines had started to turn and were inoculated by the fruit flies I thought I would experiment with vinegar making.

  • About Useful Plants Nursery

    About Useful Plants Nursery

    Tuesday, 05 April 2016

    The nursery is open by appointment only. If you would like to visit the nursery, please contact us at least a couple days ahead of time to schedule an appointment.

    Buying Plants

    Visit our nursery, order and pick up, or schedule delivery, see what options could work for you on our Buying Plants page. Note that we can only accept cash and checks at the nursery because we don't have cell phone coverage to process credit cards.

    About Us

    Useful Plants Nursery is a permaculture-based nursery specializing in useful, phytonutritional, food, and medicine plants well-adapted to our Southern Appalachian mountains and surrounding bioregions. Our plants are grown without the use of synthetic pesticides at our nursery located at Earthaven Ecovillage.