Insider Tips From the Plant Sale Committee

We’re so excited to have all of you back at City Farm for the 18th Annual Plant Sale. Here are a few tips that will help you get the most out of this beloved event.

1.    Sign up for membership before the Plant Sale!
Visit the Southside Community Land Trust Website ( to become a member online. It’s easy! Just use the online donation form and make sure you click “Membership” under the gift designation. As long as you sign up by Friday, May 14th at 12pm (noon), your name will be on our SCLT member list. You’ll receive a 10% discount and you’ll be able to buy plants during the member preview hour, on Saturday from 9am – 10am.
(You can also sign up to become a member at the Plant Sale!)
2.    Plan your Garden!
Think about the spaces you have to plant (backyard, community garden, or window box?) and whether those spots get sun or shade. Do you want to grow certain kinds of vegetables? Do you want to purchase annuals or perennials? If you have a plan, you’ll have a better idea of which plants you want to buy.
3.    Carpool with your neighbors!
On street parking is available in the blocks surrounding City Farm, but there’s a good chance that parking will be limited on Saturday morning. Carpooling with friends and neighbors is environmentally friendly, and will help us cut down on car congestion in the neighborhood. Also, please be mindful not to park in residential driveways or block driveways.
4.   Bring your own boxes!
SCLT’s Plant Sale committee has been working hard to make sure that there are plenty of boxes for Plant Sale customers to carry around their plant starts as they shop. Help us out by bringing a box of your own!
5.    Chat with our Plant Experts!
Over a dozen experienced gardeners will be on hand to answer your questions about perennials, annuals, fruit and veggies, and herb plant starts.
6.    Looking for a more mellow day at the Plant Sale? Visit City Farm on Sunday, May 16th!
The City Farm team has cultivated 18,000 healthy, happy plant starts since February. While the selection might be more limited on Sunday, there will still be a wide variety of vegetables, herbs, annuals, and perennials for you to choose from.

Thank you for your support. The Plant Sale customers make our community programs possible! With your help, SCLT is able to do some pretty amazing things every year:
•    250 local families grow food at one of our 13 community gardens
•    1,000+ youth participate in fun, hands-on environmental and agricultural education throughout the year
•    SCLT and its community partners provide resources, education, and training through food growing workshops, gardener mentoring, and seasonal celebrations.


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