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    Author(s): Kim M. Wilkinson; Thomas D. Landis
    Date: 2009
    Source: In: Dumroese, R. Kasten; Luna, Tara; Landis, Thomas D., editors. Nursery manual for native plants: A guide for tribal nurseries - Volume 1: Nursery management. Agriculture Handbook 730. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service. p. 1-13.
    Publication Series: Agricultural Handbook
    Station: Washington Office
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    Every nursery is unique. The environmental, social, and economic context is different for each nursery. A wide variety of species and outplanting environments contributes to nursery diversity. In addition, each nursery has a distinct vision and purpose.The methods a nursery will use to bring people together, produce high-quality plants for the community, and share knowledge about those plants will also be unique.With so many diverse factors to consider, no standard blueprint for how to design a particular nursery exists. On the contrary, the very best nursery design will be matched to a particular situation, resources, and objectives. Although outside resources may be consulted during the planning phase, ultimately it is the nursery team that best understands the place, the plants, and the community.

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    Citation

    Wilkinson, Kim M.; Landis, Thomas D. 2009. Planning a native plant nursery [Chapter 1]. In: Dumroese, R. Kasten; Luna, Tara; Landis, Thomas D., editors. Nursery manual for native plants: A guide for tribal nurseries - Volume 1: Nursery management. Agriculture Handbook 730. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service. p. 1-13.

    Keywords

    nursery, native plants, Virtual Center for Reforestation, Nurseries, and Genetics Resources (RNGR), Tribal Nursery Council

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