Fair Street Nursery Now Open on Park Avenue in Chico

Why is Fair Street Nursery on Park Avenue?

We Started at the Work Training Center

Fair Street Nursery started in 2010 as an extension of Prestige Landscape Services (PLS), a program providing employment for persons with developmental disabilities at the Work Training Center (WTC).  At the time, PLS was located on Fair Street in Chico, CA.  When the Work Training Center sold its property on Fair Street in 2020 to the Jesus Center, the nursery was moved to new offices on Park Avenue. We are currently co-located there with our sister businesses Fair Street Landscaping and Fair Street Janitorial Services. We've kept our "Fair Street" name to honor who we are, where we came from, and our ongoing mission to support persons with developmental disabilities.

Prestige Nursery becomes Fair Street Nursery

Prestige Nursery was created to grow starter plants to support the garden fill-in, replacement planting, and installation needs of Prestige Landscape Services.

From a small initial greenhouse, the business expanded to include a second, much larger, greenhouse, and a retail sales program.  Further, Prestige Nursery served as a work experience program for clients of the Work Training Program, with several individuals graduating to other commercial nurseries in Butte County.

When federal policies moved away from specialized work programs for individuals with developmental disabilities, Prestige Nursery reinvented itself as a full commercial enterprise operating under the name Fair Street Nursery.

Fair Street Nursery is a business arm of the Work Training Center that:

  • Sells plants and heirloom vegetable starters to the public,
  • Supports the horticultural needs of Fair Street Landscape Services,
  • Prioritizes employing individuals with developmental disabilities, and
  • Contributes 100% of its profits to support the mission of the Work Training Center.

Fair Street Nursery Staff

Fair Street Nursery Manager Angela Handy

Angela Handy

As the manager of our Fair Street Nursery, Angie has sourced plants from throughout Northern California as well as started an increasing number of plants in our on-site greenhouses. She works closely with our Fair Street Landscape Services to provide plant stock for our custom installation and yard renovation projects.

Angie has been called upon to speak at the Chico Rose Society, the Butte County Horticultural Association, and many other local organizations on local plants and species native to or compatible with the climate in our region.

Come into Fair Street Nursery – meet Angie – and explore the variety of plants available for purchase. We look forward to building a lasting relationship with you. 

Fair Street Nursery Retail Associate Lauren Piasecki

Lauren Piasecki

Lauren has been with the nursery since June, 2019. This has been her first nursery job and she often jokes that it has ruined her for any other work!

Her childhood love of being outdoors, climbing trees and picking fruits and vegetables have evolved into a love of gardening and a passion for environmental stewardship. Her favorite things about this job are the opportunities to raise and propagate plants in the greenhouse and help customers find joy in plants and gardening.

 

Location and Contact Information

Fair Street Nursery

2234-B Fair Street

Chico, CA 95928

(530) 924-2296

 

 Fair Street Nursery Location on Park Avenue

 

 

 Hours of Operation:

Monday 

  10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Tuesday 

   9:00 AM - 5:30 PM

Wednesday 

   9:00 AM - 5:30 PM

Thursday 

   9:00 AM - 5:30 PM

Friday 

   9:00 AM - 5:30 PM

Saturday 

   9:00 AM - 5:30 PM

Sunday 

  Closed