21st Annual Benfit Plant Sale
Sunday July 19th, 10-3pm
Members only preview, 9-10am
Our generous partners at nurseries around the state will be contributing new plants to this year’s event. Flowering annuals and perennials, beautiful trees and shrubs, and some special horticultural gems will be offered for sale to help support the mission of The Friends of the Horticulture Farm. The Public Sale takes place from 10 am to 3 pm. And, as a member, you get the benefit of coming to a Special Preview Sale and selection of plants from 9 am-10 am, before the general public arrives. So renew your membership now (and sign-up a friend while you’re at it) to take advantage of this great event!
Friends’ Volunteer Coordinator Emerita Stephanie Miner is still looking for folks to help out before, during, and after the Annual Benefit Plant Sale. All of the plants at nurseries will need to be picked up and deposited at the Hort. Farm. We also need folks to set-up tents and signs before the event, as well as volunteers to help out with plant labeling, pricing and signage on July 17 and 18.
On the day of the Sale, July 19, we need people to direct traffic and park cars, work in the sales yard, help with check-out and assist with other tasks. Please consider helping your organization in one way or another, whether you live near or far from the Hort. Farm.
Our programs work best when you help out!
Volunteer Coordinator Contact:
Stephanie Miner (802)-863-1876 or email email@example.com.
SILENT AUCTION ITEMS STILL NEEDED!
Last year our Silent Auction garnered over one thousand dollars in proceeds for the Friends.
If you are willing to donate a garden related item or other services to the Friends for auction
on the day of the sale, please email Sue Lussier at RCLJR@comcast.net or Linda Elrick at firstname.lastname@example.org
WANT TO DONATE PLANTS?
If your nursery is about to close for the season or your garden is busting out at the borders, perhaps it is time to make a donation of spare plants, in excellent condition, to The Friends’ Annual Benefit Plant Sale. The Friends’will gladly accept donations from retail and wholesale establishments and members’ gardens, especially donations of rare or unusual plants, trees and shrubs, and annual and perennial PLANTS IN BLOOM.
If you would like to donate, we have a few simple requests. Please donate your plants in plastic pots, as peat and paper pots often deteriorate. Make sure that your plants are properly labeled with species and cultivar name and name of donor. (Businesses, please use your business name.) A tongue depressor makes a great label, provided you use a waterproof marker. Make sure your plants look perky and are disease and pest free. We also ask you to complete a Donor Form, prior to delivery or pick-up of your plants.
Donations must be delivered to the Hort. Farm on Friday and Saturday, July 17 and 18; NOT on Sunday, July 19, the day of the Sale! If you can’t make the delivery and need a pick-up, please contact Stephanie Miner, ASAP, at (802) 863-1876 or e-mail her at email@example.com Thank you!
Photo by Sally McCay
Photo by Jen Mills