ALACHUA COUNTY, FL - The Alachua County Master Gardeners Annual Plant Sale takes place on Saturday, May 22, 2010 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Extension Office (2800 NE 39 Avenue, Gainesville, corner of Waldo Rd & NE 39 Ave.)
All year Master Gardeners start from seed or propagate their favorite plants for this sale. A variety of herbs, annuals, perennials, natives and more will be available. Master Gardeners will be on site for advice on caring for your plants.
This annual plant sale is a fundraiser for the Alachua County Master Gardener Volunteer Program. In 2009 these volunteers gave over 5,700 hours of service to the citizens of Alachua County and made contact with nearly 20,000 people seeking gardening advice. There are currently 11 school gardens throughout Alachua County elementary schools run by these volunteers. School children are learning about growing fruits and vegetables. Last year over 75 pounds of food grown at schools was donated to Bread of the Mighty Food Bank. Community gardens are continually being established for local residents.
Admission and parking is free. Bring a box, bag or wagon to carry plants in.
For more information on the plant sale or to ask a master gardener for advice, contact the Extension office at 352-955-2402.