How does a Master Gardener group fund its projects? Well, a fundraiser of course.
Every May with the help of our entire organization, we hold our annual plant sale to support our community gardening projects.
We start each year by assembling an experienced team to coordinate the various aspects of the sale from advertising to logistics. We also look to all members to donate plants, volunteer to pot them up, maintain them for a couple of weeks, transport the plants, work the plant sale itself, and then over winter the extras.
On May 2nd and 9th, we gathered to pot up over 600 plants from our members’ personal gardens. These plants will be nurtured for the next couple of weeks while additional plants will arrive the day of the sale from other members who were unable to attend.
When Sunday, May 29th, rolls around another group will gather at the city of Durham Town Hall, Durham, NH, to set up tents, tables, signs, and plants – perennials, shrubs, trees, vegetables, herbs, and annuals.
From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., we will enjoy talking with our neighbors about gardening, answering questions, making them aware of UNH Cooperative Extension‘s many educational opportunities, and providing information to those interested in becoming a Master Gardener.
It is our busiest time of year, but it is also our best, because we have a unique opportunity to share our love of gardening with our community.
Submitted by: Joan V., Plant Sale Chairperson, MG since 2010