Eddie and family have been in Marin and Sonoma Counties for a few generations, farming the home ranch and tending to his 50 acre parcel which includes the nursery and pinot noir vineyards. Possessing an encyclopedic memory, mechanical aptitude, and friendly nature, Eddie enjoys working with people from all walks of life. He and his wife Susie Sweet built the nursery from scratch, beginning in the year 2000; brokering, growing, and delivering plants for projects throughout the Bay Area. He is currently assigned to special projects geared toward whatever is at the top of the list, meaning, he is fixing whatever just broke, or is working on yet another creative endeavor.
Joe is a landscape architect and business manager with more than 35 years of experience in the industry. He loves a challenge and in addition to managing the business and operations, has been working on expanding the nursery’s specimen grade inventory, improving quality, and developing new sources for material. Several times a year he visits the growers’ fields to hand-select trees for our clients. With experience ranging across many disciplines, he has worked with Eddie to enhance the facilities, designing and installing a 50kWh solar array to power the nursery, expanding production capabilities, and developing strategies for improving our ability to deliver the goods. Our most recent qualitative addition is installation of a planting media production facility, designed to custom blend high quality planting soil for in-house production.
A 35 year veteran of the nursery and landscaping industry, Jim is a California Certified Nursery Professional. His experience in retail and wholesale nurseries extends from the north to the south end of the bay area. Jim knows plants like nobody’s business. His ability to recall the most granular plant data is remarkable, whether it be character, growth habit, culture, or something arcane and very interesting. Jim also knows our growers’ strengths and is adept at tapping the best source for each plant. To top it off, his effervescent and upbeat attitude is a joy to engage.
Trish joined Sweet Lane Nursery in early 2017, bringing new ideas and fresh energy to the team. With a degree in environmental horticulture with a focus on landscape design from Santa Rosa Junior College, Trish brings a depth of knowledge to bear in helping our clients realize their projects. An experienced and precise multi-tasker, Trish gets it done, with a smile!
Cesar is a Production Foreman, with 14 years of continuous engagement with Sweet Lane Nursery. Cesar brings a sunny disposition and many seasons of valued experience to bear as he cares for our various specimens in production. As you may know, a nursery is basically a farm, with hundreds of different kinds of tasks to accomplish throughout the year. Cesar’s carries them out with dispatch, truly a jack-of-all-trades. With a very green thumb and mad forklift skills, Cesar makes it happen!