Embrace homegrown goodness at the third-annual Multnomah County Master Gardeners’ Incredible Edibles Plant Sale on Saturday May 3, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1624 NE Hancock St. Give healthy new meaning to “Picking up something for dinner” with organic veggie starts and herbs for your home garden. With starts from the Incredible Edible Plant Sale, you’ll soon be harvesting nutritious, fresh-picked goodness for your table!
The Incredible Edibles Sale offers a luscious array of local, organically-grown vegetable starts. You’ll find both heirlooms and hybrids among our proven varieties of tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, lettuces, herbs and more. Varieties offered have been specially selected for their ability to thrive in our Pacific Northwest climate.
Bring your gardening conundrums and ‘Get the Real Dirt’ from OSU Extension-trained Master Gardener volunteers, who will be on site to answer your plant questions.
New to growing edibles? There will be lots of information and helpful Master Gardeners to get you started on successfully growing your own food.
‘Plant. Grow. Eat.’ workshops are scheduled throughout the day to inspire and provide education for new adventures in growing your own food.
Incredible Entertainment. Fun, lively, musical entertainment will add to this celebration of homegrown goodness. Local artist Jessica Soleil, of A Little Sun studio, will have her original illustrations that celebrate veggies and nature. Joe Wirtheim, creator of the Victory Gardens of Tomorrow poster and design project, will offer his thought-provoking posters for better food, better gardens and better cities.
Varieties galore: Mortgage Lifter, Goliath Bush, Aunt Ruby’s Green, Juane Flamme, Paul Robeson, Principle Borghese — and those are just some of the tomatoes! More than 170 varieties of veggies, fruits, herbs and flowers will be available. You’ll be able to fill your beds with these vigorous, organic vegetable starts that are proven producers for our region. Don’t forget to add some sweet-smelling alyssum to attract beneficial insects, and bright (and tasty) annuals like nasturtium and calendula. (See a complete list of varieties at http://www.metromastergardeners.org/multnomah/plantsale/)
Proceeds from the sale further the work of the Multnomah County Master Gardeners and its mission to support the OSU Extension Service Master Gardener program, educating the public about all aspects of successfully and sustainably growing and caring for plants.
For more information go to www.metromastergardeners.org/multnomah/ or email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (503)445-4608
Free admission. Everyone welcome.