We did it! SCLT’s first (and only?) online Plant Sale

It was contactless and it was strange, but the online Plant Sale last month was worth the stretching of our imaginations and the extra effort. While we missed the old Plant Sale, we ended up exceeding our expectations for this year, with sales nearly matching those in recent years, despite a smaller farm crew to grow the plants and fewer of them to sell.

2020 SCLT plant sale poster

We distributed plants to the largest number of backyard and community gardeners yet (more than 1100 unique customers). We donated more organically grown food and herb starts than ever (3,000). Lastly, we were reminded by your patience with the technical and logistical challenges just how lucky we are to have you as our members.

You not only bought tons of plants, you joined and renewed your memberships – often above the suggested fee – during a financially uncertain time. You are now part of our largest membership cohort in SCLT’s 39-year-history: almost 800 households – up from 622 in 2019!

We are grateful to you for supporting our mission. Together, we will work towards food security, food sovereignty, food equity and much more, so that all Rhode Islanders can afford and enjoy the health benefits of a diet built on fresh, nutritious produce.

 

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