SCLT Plant Sale This Weekend

city farm Southside Community Land Trust (SCLT) is hosting its 20th Annual Rare and Unusual Plant Sale at City Farm this weekend.

SCLT’s Plant Sale is one of the area’s largest and most popular outdoor plant sales, where over 2,000 people show up to browse and purchase more than 18,000 organically grown seedlings for purchase­. The plants available include flowering perennials and annuals, vegetables, fruits, and herbs, and can serve as healthy starts for window boxes, container gardens, community garden plots, or backyard gardens. All proceeds from the Plant Sale go to support the Community Land Trust’s educational programs and community gardens in Providence.

As early as February, City Farm Steward Rich Pederson cultivates around 18,000 plants, assisted by a team of apprentices and interns. “For this year’s sale we wanted to do something special to honor its 20th running year,” says Pederson, “so we’re going to feature 20 favorite plants from SCLT staff and longtime volunteers. The Plant Sale will be a celebration of that milestone as well as a general celebration of urban gardening and food growing.”

10am to 2pm, Saturday May19, Sunday May 20, City Farm, SCLT, West Clifford and Dudley Streets

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