14 April 2015
It’s that time of year again for spring planting and getting gardens ready for their unveiling and the annual Fluvanna Master Gardener’s plant sale. The plant sale has been taking place for over eight years and it is not only the most lucrative fundraiser for the FMG but it is its only yearly fundraiser. This year it takes place on Saturday, May 2, from 9 a.m. to noon in the Park & Ride lot off of Turkeysag Trail off Rt. 53 opposite Jefferson Pharmacy. Sonita Brown, president of the FMG, says you won’t miss them; they’ll have balloons out there waving.
“We will have tomato and pepper plants, herbs, annuals and other locally grown plants that acclimate well with the soil,” said Brown. She added that there will be raffles and the grand door prize is a signed copy of Ira Wallace’s new book Guide to Vegetable Gardening in the Southeast. Wallace is an author, lecturer and founder of the Heritage Harvest Festival and one of the owners of Southern Exposure Seed Exchange.
The proceeds from the plant sale will benefit the many community projects that the FMG supports. One of their primary programs and most popular projects is Plant A Row at the community garden.