Media Release

Annual Master Gardener Plant Sale

Thursday, April 21, 2011 10:30 AM

ALACHUA COUNTY, FL - The Alachua County Master Gardener Annual Plant Sale takes place on Saturday, May 21, 2011, from 8 a.m. to noon, at the Extension Office (2800 NE 39 Avenue, Gainesville, corner of Waldo Road & NE 39 Avenue). A variety of herbs, annuals, perennials, natives, trees and more will be available. Master Gardeners will be on site for advice on selection and care of plants. Admission and parking is free.

This annual plant sale is a fundraiser for the Alachua County Master Gardener Volunteer Program. In 2010 these volunteers gave over 9,700 hours of service to the citizens of Alachua County and made contact with approximately 22,250 people seeking gardening advice. There are currently 11 school gardens throughout Alachua County elementary schools run by these volunteers.  School children are learning how to grow fruits and vegetables and about their nutritional benefits.

For more information, or gardening advice, contact the Extension office at 352-955-2402.



If you have a disability and need an accommodation in order to participate in a County program, service or public meeting, please contact the Alachua County Equal Opportunity Office at 352-374-5275 at least 2 business days prior to the event. TTY users please call 711 (Florida Relay Service).