Scenes from last month’s Rare & Unusual Plant Sale.

Thanks to all for a great 25th Plant Sale

We couldn’t have asked for better weather on May 20th and 21st (crisp and clear) for our 25th annual Rare & Unusual Plant Sale celebration. The event unfolded without a hitch, and set a new record for earnings from the 20,000 plant starts, thousands of donated perennials, SCLT memberships and T-shirts sold.

We’re still riding high on memories of Saturday morning’s champagne toast, the 10-second countdown and the rousing procession into the Farm led by the Extraordinary Rendition Band. Thanks to Thom (Mitchell) the Tomato Guy, that moment was captured on video. We are also thrilled to have a gallery of gorgeous photos documenting the weekend taken by professional photographer Dana Siles. Enjoy!
The event’s proceeds will support programs serving community gardeners and beginning farmers, youth education and employment, and food growing and nutrition programs in economically challenged communities in Providence, Pawtucket and Central Falls. 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. You can read more about this here.
This year’s Sale could not have succeeded without the generosity of numerous volunteers, plant donors and small businesses. These include:
A sincere thanks to all of the above for their participation, and to all of you who came to celebrate our 25th Plant Sale with us!