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Organic Gardeners Stock Up at May Edible Plant Sale and Support Education Programs

Come to our massive gardener gathering and choose from the largest selection of organic veggie plants in the region!

Apr 13, 2014

[Seattle, WA] – Seattle is a city known for its love of organic gardening and good food. At Seattle Tilth’s May Edible Plant Sale, people can choose from the largest selection of organically grown edible plants in the region while stocking up on plants and supplies to grow their own food. This unique sale supports Seattle Tilth’s many educational programs. The May Edible Plant Sale is on Saturday and Sunday, May 3 and 4, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., at Meridian Park (4649 Sunnyside Ave. N., Seattle).

The sale features over 50,000 organically or sustainably grown plants that are specially chosen by Seattle Tilth’s experts because they are well-adapted to thrive in our Pacific Northwest climate. Educators will be on hand to answer questions throughout the sale, and shoppers can learn organic gardening techniques in a series of gardening presentations. 

Shoppers will find:

  • More than 350 plant varieties for your summer garden, including rare and heirloom varieties
  • Summer crops that love full sun such as tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, squash and melons that can be planted at the end of May or in early June
  • Plants for beginning gardeners such as lettuces, Asian greens, kale, chives, arugula, strawberries, culinary herbs and edible flowers
  • Exotic flavors and colorful vegetables such as sweet chocolate peppers, bulbing fennel, Thai basil, lemon cucumbers, Purple Erdine eggplants, tarragon and striped tomatoes

Short on time? Gardens to Go can be ordered online in advance. These trays contain an assortment of plants that are pre-selected around different themes. Options include Summer Hits, Container Gardens, Organic Gardening 101 and Edible Plants for Kids. Swing by Meridian Park for a quick pick-up during the sale.

Also for sale will be select garden supplies, books and resources at the Seattle Tilth booth, as well as garden-related vendors and hot food in the lower field on the western side of Meridian Park. Check out Hot Tips to know before you go to maximize the experience.

If you want to have first pick of the plants and help raise extra funds for Seattle Tilth, you can buy a ticket for the Early Bird Sale. Don’t want to buy a ticket? The event relies on more than 300 volunteers – sign-up to volunteer and attend the Early Bird Sale at no cost!

Seattle Tilth’s executive director Andrea Dwyer says of the event: “This sale is special for a few reasons. People who want to grow their own food can find unique varieties of vegetables, herbs and edible flowers, and all of the plants are organically grown. The event is educational, the ambience is festive, and perhaps most importantly, it supports our efforts to build a healthy local food system for kids, youth and adults who lack resources.”

All of the proceeds support Seattle Tilth’s extensive food, farm and garden education programs throughout Seattle and King County, building a sustainable and equitable local food system while safeguarding natural resources. The sale also supports local organic growers.

Seattle Tilth’s May Edible Plant Sale
Saturday and Sunday, May 3 and 4
9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Meridian Park
4649 Sunnyside Ave. N., Seattle
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