Our upcoming plant sale will happen on Saturday, May 26, 9 am until all plants have a good home. This year we will have flats of veggies, some herbs, and the perennials we’ve come to expect. We will also sell baked goods again. NEW this year… New Brook Farm will have a table at our sale and will raffle a few shrubs to raise money to help it get started—a welcome addition of community support to the sale.
This sale brings in the equivalent of one pledge unit to our church! It’s also a lot of fun J All proceeds will go to restoration of the parlor windows and any other capital improvements scheduled for this year.
Pots for transplanting will be available in the breezeway by April 29.
SOOOoooo, what can you do to help over the next month?
- Have fun! Join with a TPC friend to get your gardens in shape! Play in the dirt together!
- Dig up, split, and pot your extra perennials or houseplants for the sale. Please label your plants. PLANTS MUST BE POTTED WITH DIRT or people won’t buy them. NO BAGGED PLANTS! Let Karen Bishop know if you need an hour’s help from a volunteer.
- Volunteer an hour to dig plants for those not able. We already have a couple of requests.
- Ask your neighbors for their splittings/plants as a donation to our sale.
- Bring any extra pots you have to the breezeway. Great way to clean the garage/basement.
- Gather any unwanted garden art or decorative pots and put in breezeway. Karen will organize these to save for sale on the big day.
- Begin baking items that can be frozen and then put out the day of the sale (hint… our morning sale is not the best time for chocolate or brownies).
- Deliver your plants either to Karen’s house before May 20th or to the church breezeway by Thursday, May 24th, AT THE LATEST. After that they may not make it into the sale.
- Volunteers (3 minimum) needed to help Karen price the plants on Friday, May 25, from 10-3.
- Volunteer to help as you can on the day of the sale. People needed early (8:00 am) to move tables and plants to the front lawn; all day to answer visitors’ questions, make and sell coffee and tea, man the two cash boxes; and late in the day to move the tables and unsold plants back to the breezeway. No high level skill set needed !
Questions or want to volunteer… e-mail Karen Bishop.