get your vegetable starts here!

From the OSU Extension – Lane County Master Gardeners, we receive this clarion call to the land of ginormous cabbages:

The FOOD for Lane County (FFLC) Gardens Program is holding a one-day plant sale and fundraiser:  Saturday, April 2 from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 pm. [at the Grass Roots Garden at 1465 Coburg Road – read full details here.]

This year we will have: Blueberries, strawberries, rhubarb, raspberries, assorted fruit trees, as well as healthy annual vegetable and herb starts grown at the Youth Farm including peas, spinach, lettuce, broccoli, cauliflower, Swiss chard, artichokes, onions, shallots, leeks, green onions, kale, collards, mesclun mix, arugula, mustards, bok choy, dill, cilantro, kohlrabi, cabbage, Chinese cabbage, calendula, sweet peas, bachelor buttons, nasturtiums and so much more! In addition, shoppers will have their pick from thousands of edible and ornamental perennials, trees, shrubs and natives donated by 20 local nurseries.

This one-day event is a major source of funds to help cover operating costs for the GrassRoots Garden and the two other FFLC Gardens.  Master Gardeners who help with the sale will have first selection of starts they wish to buy.

If you’ve never seen the Grass Roots Garden, you must go.  What those kids do with a reclaimed plot of land behind a church is amazing.  The photo was taken there in the middle of winter a few years ago.

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