22nd Annual Rare and Unusual Plant Sale
Saturday, May 17, & Sunday, May 18, 2014
10am – 2pm
Special preview hour for members on Saturday, 9 - 10am*
*Special Instructions for the preview hour:
We ask that all SCLT members remember to bring their cards with them to the preview hour! If you've recently signed up for your 2014 membership and haven't received your card, don't worry! Your name will be on the list for the plant sale.
This year, current SCLT members will be given priority admittance. People who plan to sign up or renew their membership at the Plant Sale will be asked to do so before entering the event.
City Farm is home to the Rare and Unusual Plant Sale every year. One weekend in May, hundreds of varieties of annuals, perennials, and fruit and vegetable plant starts are available for purchase. Most of the 18,000 plants were carefully cultivated through the late winter and early spring on-site by the City Farm team, including dozens of volunteers. Hundreds of other perennials are donated by generous local gardeners.
This celebrated event attracts nearly 2,000 gardeners from all levels of experience, from the brand-new community gardener to seasoned home gardening experts. It is a wonderful kick-off to the growing season, featuring live music and several gardening experts on hand to assist gardeners new and old. As of 2010, the Plant Sale accepts SNAP EBT benefits (food stamps)!
The Plant Sale is a community event, and a community effort. All proceeds from the Plant Sale support Southside Community Land Trust's education and community gardening programs, and plant starts that are not sold are donated to over 30 area non-profits.
Interested in volunteering at the Plant Sale? We need talliers (people who count up the items and enter the number on the tallying sheet...no math needed), people who help carry plants to cars, people to check memberships, people to set up tents/tables before the sale and break down the tents/tables after the sale. Please note they will be standing their entire shift. Lunch will be provided! Contact Michelle Walker at firstname.lastname@example.org or 401-273-9419 ext 100.