Thank you for supporting the 31st Annual Rare & Unusual Plant Sale

Held May 20-21, this year’s Rare & Unusual Plant Sale may be remembered as the wettest on record. The rain started off gently enough but, halfway through Saturday, it’s fair to say we had a downpour. But, Plant Sale shoppers continued to show up smiling. Our adult and youth staff and volunteers hung in there, knowing that Sunday would be beautiful (and it was).

We owe lots of gratitude to all who supported the 31st annual Plant Sale, including our many volunteers. Particular appreciation is owed to the active Plant Sale Committee for managing our popular perennial section and to the core group of volunteers who’ve been coming back to make the event run smoothly year after year. We’re grateful to the Sandwich Hut and Pizza J for feeding our hard-working crew each day. We thank Jenna Goldberg of Milkcan Industries for designing the t-shirts, sweatshirts, and bags available for purchase at the event. Southside Community Land Trust also wants to thank the fantastic musicians who performed throughout the weekend, and the nurseries that donated hundreds of gorgeous perennials to the Sale.

The Plant Sale not only helps SCLT’s programs financially, but celebrates and encourages backyard and community gardening. Cultivating and then sending out almost 20,000 plants throughout Greater Providence and Rhode Island supports local biodiversity, pollinators, earthworms, and the planet! As the area’s largest sale of sustainably grown vegetable, herb, and fruit plants, our Plant Sale continues to play an important role in growing our local food system. 

Plant Sale donor nurseries:

  • Blithewold
  • Blue Moon Farm Perennials
  • Briggs Nursery
  • Central Nurseries
  • Evergreen Tree & Landscape
  • Homegrown
  • Issima
  • Stamp Farms

Plant Sale performances by:

  • Bay Spring Folk
  • Circle of the Drum
  • Grass People
  • Horse-Eyed Men
  • Karen Isenberg
  • Kate Mick
  • Nico Jones
  • Phil Edmonds
  • The ‘Mericans

See you for the 32nd Annual Plant Sale: May 18 & 19, 2024!