(5.21) Rain or shine. Head over to City Farm this Saturday and Sunday for Southside Community Land Trust‘s 31st annual Rare and Unusual Plant Sale. How rare and unusual? Well last year they had stinging nettle for sale and I’ve never seen that anywhere ever. Organizers want to help you up your gardening game: “You’ve mastered growing your favorite garden staples. Now it’s time to try something new!”
As always, the Plant Sale will feature thousands of vegetable, herb and fruit plants grown from seed in our greenhouse, as well as hundreds of sought-after perennials grown by generous SCLT friends who donate them (including some of the finest nurseries in the state). All weekend long a great lineup of local musicians will be playing, many who return year after year for this special event.
But newbies should not be intimidated. There are always people around — including other customers — to help with questions.
This year live music will be provided by: Raffini and Dan, Circle of the Drum, Community MusicWorks, the Killdevils, Phil Edmnds, Kenny Els, Ukunami, and the ‘Mericans. Starts at noon.
All plants have been grown without chemical fertilizers or pesticides. More at the FB page.
Membership has its privileges! The event begins with a members’ preview from 9am to 10am on Saturday morning. Those who join SCLT before the sale will be allowed into City Farm during this time. If you’re a member, you’ll also receive a 10% discount on all plant purchases. Other benefits include 50 gallons of organic compost and discounts from our retail partners.
Free admission, 10am to 2pm, Saturday, May 20/ Sunday, May 21, City Farm, 168 West Clifford Street, (directions)
Last year’s lineup of the ‘Mericans. Perfect plant-buying music.
Grab a box.