Thank you for being part of Plant Sale 2024!

The 32nd annual Rare and Unusual Plant Sale was an incredible success, thanks to everyone who came out to shop a selection of more than 20,000 fruit, veggie, herb, and perennial plants, and to the hardworking and dedicated volunteers who made it such a special weekend. We were delighted to see so many familiar faces, and to make even more new friends, at this year’s Plant Sale.

Plant Sale is our biggest fundraiser of the year. Proceeds go directly to community gardens and farms, education programs, and to advocating for equal access to healthy, affordable foods.

Members: the SCLT membership program not only provides you with benefits that help you plant a great spring garden, but it provides us with funds that help with operations all year long. We appreciate you and your continued support.

Thanks to all for sharing the vision of sustainable urban agriculture, fresh affordable food, and green spaces for all. We look forward to seeing our community for the 33rd annual Plant Sale, coming May 17 & 18, 2025!


The Rare & Unusual Plant Sale Returns in 2024!


Fruit | Veggies | Herbs | Medicinals | Edible Flowers | Perennials | Natives | Rare & Unusual Varieties | Ornamentals

Saturday, May 18, 2024 & Sunday, May 19, 2024

10:00am – 2:00pm Plus exclusive, Members-only preview hour at 9am on Saturday

City Farm | 168 West Clifford Street, Providence, RI

Live music from: Circle of the Drum | Chris Monti | Phil Edmonds | Mira Goldman | the ‘Mericans | Kenny Ells | Karen Isenberg | The Southside Three [featuring Raffini, Ellen, & Dan] | & other musical surprises

The Rare & Unusual Plant Sale returns in 2024 for its 32nd year at City Farm and features 20,000 city-grown, city-sown vegetable, herb, and fruit plants, including a wide variety of medicinals. All plant starts have been grown with love, using organic and regenerative practices, from seed in our greenhouse at City Farm, Rhode Island’s longest operating urban farm. The Rare & Unusual Plant Sale also features hundreds of sought-after native perennials carefully curated and generously donated by local nurseries.

All are welcome! Admission is free and plant prices are kept low. We can accept SNAP/EBT, cash, credit/debit as payment for your plants.

Don’t miss special Member-only pricing and early event preview! The Rare & Unusual Plant Sale begins with an exclusive preview hour at 9:00am on Saturday, May 18. Exclusive early access is available only to SCLT Members! Members also receive a 10% discount on all plant purchases at the Sale. Other SCLT Membership benefits include 50 gallons of organic compost and discounts from beloved local retail partners. Learn more about membership and sign up today.

Plant Sale proceeds support Southside Community Land Trust’s mission and work to build equity and resiliency into Rhode Island’s food system. Your Plant Sale purchase funds SCLT’s farmer training, youth and apprentice, produce prescription, community gardens, urban farms programs which are designed to meet the food access and economic needs of historically underserved communities in Providence, Pawtucket and Central Falls.

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