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May Edible Plant Sale Promotes Edible Gardening

Apr 17, 2012
[Seattle, WA] – Growing food is not just a quaint pastime. Thousands of people in the greater Seattle area are supplementing their diets and creating an ultra-local food source by growing their own food. Seattle Tilth’s May Edible Plant Sale offers the largest selection of edible plants in the region. It’s on Saturday and Sunday, May 5 and 6, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., at Meridian Park (4649 Sunnyside Ave. N., Seattle).

Celebrating its 30th anniversary, Seattle Tilth’s May Edible Plant Sale features over 350 plant varieties and 50,000 plants. Unlike many plants sold at local stores and nurseries, these varieties are well adapted to thrive in our Pacific Northwest climate and are locally and organically or sustainably grown.

You’ll find a dazzling selection of rare, heirloom and favorite plant varieties. Beginning gardeners might try any of the colorful lettuces, Asian greens, kale, chives, arugula, strawberries and some of the culinary herbs and edible flowers. Cooks will appreciate exotic flavors and colors such as Thai basil, sweet chocolate pepper, lemongrass, ‘Romanesco’ broccoli, lemon cucumbers, tarragon and striped tomatoes, to Yellow Bell Tomatoname a just a few. See the full list of veggie and fruit plants, herbs and edible flowers, and seeds. 

Stock-up on warm season crops such as tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, squash and melons that can be planted outdoors at the end of May or early June for late summer and fall harvest. Also for sale will be garden supplies, books, fruit shrubs and trees and hot food. Check out Hot Tips to know before you go to maximize the experience.

Our garden educators and informative signs will help you find the best plants for your garden. There will also be planting demonstrations and educational presentations during the event.

Short on time? Order “Garden to Go,” a tray of plants pre-selected around a theme. Options include Summer Hits, Container Gardens, Organic Gardening 101, Your Farm in the City, Edible Plants for Kids and I Love You Mom!  (Mother’s Day special). Pay online and swing by Meridian Park for quick pick-up during the sale.

Have the first pick of the plants during our Early Bird Sale - purchase tickets online. This event relies on over 300 volunteers -- sign-up to volunteer and get an invitation to the Early Bird Sale!

Live on the Eastside? Come to Seattle Tilth’s Eastside Edible Plant Sale in Issaquah on Saturday, May 12.

All of the proceeds support Seattle Tilth’s extensive food, farm and garden education programs throughout Seattle and King County, helping people grow and eat more fresh, nutritious food while supporting a healthy environment.

Visit Seattle Tilth’s website for more information about our May Edible Plant Sale:

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About Seattle Tilth:
Seattle Tilth is a nonprofit educational organization that inspires and educates people to grow food organically, conserve natural resources and support local food systems in order to cultivate a healthy urban environment and community.

See a full list of Seattle Tilth’s upcoming classes on organic food growing, urban livestock, permaculture, sustainable landscaping and food preservation.


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