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Sunshine Community Gardens Plant Sale - Grow Your Own!
The Spring Plant Sale and Garden Festival is our biggest fundraiser of the year. This year's festival will be held on Saturday, March 5, from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. 4814 Sunshine Drive, near the intersection of Lamar Blvd and 45th street.
By: Sunshine Community Gardens
Sunshine Community Gardens Plant Sale
The Spring Plant Sale and Garden Festival is our biggest fundraiser of the year. This year's festival will be held on Saturday, March 5, from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. at the Garden's location: 4814 Sunshine Drive, near the intersection of Lamar Blvd and 45th street.
Over 100 varieties of Tomatoes, more than 50 varieties of Peppers, 14 varieties of Egg Plant, 5 Varieties of Tomatillos, many herbs and more.
The festival is a family-friendly gathering with live music, entertainment for the children, a silent auction, and booths offering both food and drink. And then of course, there are the plants.
Plant sale visitors will find hundreds of varieties of organic vegetables, medicinal and culinary herbs, ornamental plants and flowers. Whether you want an heirloom, or a hybrid developed just for our area, this is the sale for you. Culinary plants include tomatoes, sweet and hot peppers, eggplants, and tomatillos. Flowers and ornamentals include skullcap, butterfly weed, agaves, and many more. Visitors can also purchase a bag of rich compost to get their garden started.
This year's sale will include a raffle, offering a chance to win a Public Bike from Mellow Johnny's Bike Shop. Thank you Mellow Johnny's for you support!
Festival-goers can stroll through the area and get a glimpse of what a group of hardworking gardeners can accomplish. Though most of the members use their plots for vegetables and culinary herbs, there are also ornamental flowers, vines, exotics and wildflowers. No two gardens are exactly alike. In addition to the growing plots, Sunshine Garden houses a chicken coop, two large greenhouses, and several small mountains of mulch and compost.