Helia native nursery
Helia Native Nursery is located on Sky Meadow Farm, in Alford, MA -- a town in Berkshire County -- which features quiet, biodiverse hills and forest, regenerating after generations of sheep herding.
As Helia recognizes that local and global ecosystems are becoming
exponentially threatened by climate change, pollution and development, we've made it our mission to protect native plant diversity, create and enhance habitats for birds, butterflies, dragonflies and other pollinators as well as amphibians, thus supporting a resilient ecosystem.
At the farm, both the Nursery and Helia Land Design, our congruent and innovative land design team, focus on restoring wildflower meadows, woodlands, wetlands and create sacred spaces for humans, animals and plants alike. Helia Land Design carries this model for land stewardship when working on client lands.
The nursery grows native perennials, trees and shrubs, and preserves native genotypes through seed banking. Our plants are available for the landscaping community, homeowners, and nature enthusiasts. Many of the species we propagate are rare, comparative to what's sold by the standard nursery industry. Our techniques of propagation are strictly earth-based. We use the highest quality organic potting material, compost, topsoil from the farm, and mulch to create a diverse soil food web.
We only use a passive solar greenhouse, reuse all our pots and are
conscious about our daily water use and we have a strict non-chemical approach to plant propagation.