• 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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    Fruiting Plants
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    Nut Trees
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    Medicinal Plants
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    Permaculture Plants
  • Ask the Chuckster: Spring fertilization

    Ask the Chuckster: Spring fertilization

    Thursday, 14 April 2016

    It’s great being in the garden, and being outdoors in general, this time of year. I love engaging the pulse of plant and animal and soil life. We are fully in the time of unfurling as plants leaf out and bloom and grow. The insects have awakened, and our sweet birds are returning from their winter quarters to feast on them. I especially enjoy watching the cycle of life in my pond, where woods frog eggs laid in late winter has yielded a multitude of new tadpoles.

    This is a great time of year to give newly growing plants some extra love and attention so they are strong and ready to optimize their seasonal growth in 2016. A little extra attention now can really pay off later. 

  • About Useful Plants Nursery

    About Useful Plants Nursery

    Tuesday, 05 April 2016

    Autumn Hours

    During the autumn we are open three days each week:

    • Wednesday: 9-noon
    • Friday: 9-5
    • Saturday: 9-2

    If you would like to visit the nursery at a different time, 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.

    Our plants will also be available at Niche Gardens in Chapel Hill and The Villagers in West Asheville by September 3.

    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.