Please note that the times are approximate.
May 24, after 5:00 pm: Set-up in the school gym: volunteers needed to move tables, identify the tables by categories or prepare table signage and posters, and set up the pay station.
May 24, around 6:00 pm: Members arrive with their plants already labelled, properly potted with soil and watered. Plants will be transported/carried directly to the appropriate table(s) for pricing. There will be a separate table close to the entrance for unidentified plants. Trolleys and wagons required to help with this: please consider bringing and sharing with us.
May 24, 7:30-8:00 pm:Members can shop for a maximum of $20. Anyone who volunteered to help on Friday evening can choose one plant for free.
May 25,8:15- 9:00 am: last chance to drop off plants – please onlycome this morning if you cannot on Friday evening. It is easier for the pricing volunteers if most of the plants are collected at the same time.
May 25: 8:45-9:30: KHS members can shop for plants (max $20) IF they did not already purchase on Friday. Volunteers helping on Saturday, can choose a free plant – yes, that is 2 free plants if you volunteer both days!
May 25: 10:00 – 1:00: sale open to the public. Volunteers to circulate and interact and assist customers.
- Think about which plants you could donate from your garden. Any divisions or self-seeded offspring should be dug-up by Victoria Day weekend to give them time to recover before the sale. Prepare a full pot of healthy specimens with healthy roots.
- All plants need to be labelled. Some already prepared labels as well as blank labels will be available at the April and May meetings.
- If you will need assistance with digging up perennials or making plant labels send a request to firstname.lastname@example.org by May 9th with ‘Plant Sale – Lorna’ in the subject line.
- It’s not just plants that you can share. Bring clean, empty pots to the April and May meetings to share, and if you have gardening tools you no longer require, they can be cleaned and brought to the May 9 meeting.
By sharing our great knowledge and expertise in gardening through our informative labels and healthy plant material, we can demonstrate that Gardening Kingston is a great community resource in beautifying our neighbourhoods. Thank you ALL.