Thanks to all who came to (and supported) the 2019 Rare & Unusual Plant Sale
Once again, SCLT’s May Plant Sale was a must-attend event for serious (and not so serious) gardeners and small farmers, bringing over 2,000 to City Farm in South Providence. And, again, we are so grateful to the army of volunteers who worked in the months leading up to the event to seed, transplant and water the 20,000 plants sold over the two-day weekend, as well as the dozens and dozens who volunteered throughout the weekend.
The Plant Sale is not only eagerly anticipated by gardeners who return year after year, it is SCLT’s largest fundraiser. Proceeds support community gardeners as well as beginning farmers; children and youth education and employment; affordable land access; and food growing and nutrition programs in economically challenged communities in Providence, Pawtucket and Central Falls. (See more about this in the Programs section of our website.) As the area’s largest source of sustainably grown vegetable, herb and fruit plants, the Rare & Unusual Plant Sale continues to play an important role in strengthening our local food system and shoring up the area’s biodiversity. You can read more about its full impact here.
There are many others to acknowledge for their contributions, including generous local nurseries that donate gorgeous perennials:
- Avant Gardens
- Blithewold Gardens
- Blue Moon Perennial Farm
- Briggs Nursery
- Evergreen Tree
- Jacavone Garden Center
- Peckham’s Greenhouse
- Russell Stafford, Horticulturist
- Stamp Farms
We would also like to thank the many local musicians who give the Sale its festive, one-of-a-kind atmosphere; the restaurants that donate food and coffee (The Coffee Exchange, Blue State Coffee and the Sandwich Hut) and Bottles Fine Wine and Knights Liquors for providing the thousands of beer flats shoppers use to hold their plants.
To all, we say a big Thank You for your help to make this year’s Plant Sale another memorable and successful event!