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Hello Friends of LGL!
We will be hosting a second plant sale this Saturday, May 9th from 11-2. Please read below to learn about the new varieties we will have available. The plant sale will be hosted just outside the new people’s gate at LGL. There will be street parking only. We will practice social distancing by allowing only one person to shop at a time. If more than one person arrives at once, we will have a line set up that will keep people at least 6 feet apart. Please read on for all of the details! (RSVP on Facebook here!)Continue reading
Hello Friends of LGL!
We are happy to announce that we will be hosting a plant sale on Saturday, April 25th from 11am-2pm. The plant sale will be hosted just outside the new people’s gate at LGL. There will be street parking only. We will practice social distancing by allowing only one person to shop at a time. If more than one person arrives at once, we will have a line set up that will keep people at least 6 feet apart. Please read on for all of the details!
The first half an hour will be for those over 60 and immune-compromised individuals only. If you do not fall into one of these categories, please do not arrive before 11:30!
The entire plant sale will be donation based. We ask that if you have the means, please support LGL. Nonetheless, if you have found yourself financially compromised during this time we will gladly donate the plants to you, no questions asked!
All plants available will be sold/donated on a first come, first serve basis. We will have:
- Eggplant: Long Purple, Black Beauty
- Pepper: California Wonder, Jalapeño, Serrano, Big Jim, Cayenne
- Cabbage: Red Acre, Early
- Kale: Dwarf Blue, Nero Toscana, Red Russian
- Tomato: Cherokee Purple, Brandywine, San Marzano, Red and Yellow Pear
- Spinach: Bloomsdale
- Lettuce: Buttercrunch, Black Seeded Simpson, Salad Bowl Blend
- Romaine: Paris Island
- Basil: Genovese, Sweet, Tulsi Holy
- Broccoli Raab
- Chard: Rainbow
- Parsley: Italian Green, Moss Curled
- Dill: Bouquet, Tetra
Suggested donation for vegetable 6-packs will be $5 and suggested donation for vegetables in 4 inch pots will be $3. We will also have some “mystery tomatoes” being sold for $1. We will accept cash, Venmo, or Paypal payments. We ask that if you plan to pay in cash that you please bring exact change. We would like to minimize the amount of cash we touch during this time.
If you plan to buy multiple plants, please try to remember to bring your own means of carrying them away.
When you arrive, please do not touch the plants until you have selected the one you plan to purchase.
We will be asking you to return your sanitized pots to us once you have planted out what you bought. More details about this will be available at the plant sale.
We hope to see you there! If you can not make it this time around, we plan to host another plant sale on Saturday, May 9th and will share more information about this as the date gets closer.
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Interested but unable to attend? Don’t worry! The conversation will be recorded and posted following the event. We look forward to connecting with you!
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July Topic: Irrigation, Water Management, & Fruit Monitoring
When: Saturday June 24th, 2017 from 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Where: Green Thumb Community Orchard is located at SE 57th & SE Cooper St. Map it!
Get outside, meet new people, learn about holistic urban agriculture, and care for a public space that provides fruit for the community, including people who are experiencing barriers to acquiring fresh produce. No registration necessary, just show up and get ready to enjoy the orchard. Projects for the day may include learning about irrigation, weeding and mulching.
- appropriate clothes for the weather and working outside
- closed-toe shoes
- pen & notebook for learning session (optional)
- gloves (optional)
- your personal pruning tools (optional)
NOTE: If you bring any of your own tools or supplies make sure to mark them as your own so they don’t get mixed up with the others!
We’d love it if you came out to share a beautiful day in the orchard with us! For more information, contact Kelly at Green Thumb Community Orchard.