Alachua County Master Gardeners to sell plants, trees to raise funds

Published: May 11th, 2012

Category: Announcements, Happenings, InsideUF

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Alachua County Master Gardener Annual Plant Sale will be held from 8 a.m. to noon May 19 at the UF/IFAS Extension Office, 2800 NE 39th Ave.

All year Master Gardener volunteers start from seed or propagate their favorite plants for this sale. A variety of herbs, annuals, perennials, natives, trees and more will be available. Master Gardeners will provide advice on selection and care of the plants.

The sale raises funds for the Alachua County Master Gardener Volunteer Program. In 2011 these volunteers gave more than 11,000 hours of service to Alachua County residents and helped about 17,000 people seeking gardening advice. There are 11 gardens in Alachua County elementary schools run by these volunteers. Students are learning how to grow fruits and vegetables and about their nutritional benefits.

Purchases may be made with cash or checks only. Admission and parking is free. The office is located at the corner of NE 39th Avenue and Waldo Road.

For more information on this event or to ask a Master Gardener volunteer for advice, call 352-955-2402.

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