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March Edible Plant Sale Launches Spring Garden Season

Stock Up on Organic Plants, Supplies and Garden Info at Rainier Beach Urban Farm

Feb 18, 2016

Gardeners love spring! But many wait until May or June to plant, missing several weeks that are perfect for planting. Getting started early increases how much food you can grow and harvest during the year. It’s also an easy time for new gardeners to get started growing their own food successfully.

Seattle Tilth’s March Edible Plant Sale is a great place to kick off gardening season for new and experienced gardeners. This event offers a larges selection of organically and sustainably grown spring edible plant starts, from veggies, herbs and fruits to edible flowers and fruit trees. It’s on Saturday, March 12, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. and this year it's held at Rainier Beach Urban Farm, 5513 S. Cloverdale St.

Dig Into Growing Food 
Seattle Tilth is known for its educational programs for adults and kids in sustainable urban agriculture. At this sale, gardening tips will be available on signs, and educators will be available to answer questions -- making it easy for shoppers to make plant selections and learn basic gardening information. Free workshops will inspire new ideas for this year's garden.

Workshops
11 a.m., Asian Greens: Tasty Tips for a Spicy Mix
Noon, Protect Your Early Crops with Cloches
1 p.m., Perennial Power: Strawberries, Asparagus, Artichokes, Oh My!

Organic gardening supplies will also be available, including compost and potting soil, organic seeds, books and cloche kits.

What Makes The Plants Special? 
Plants at the March Edible Plant Sale are grown locally using organic and sustainable practices -- healthy for eaters, growers and the earth. Visit our website for a full list of plants and to learn more aboutour growers. Proceeds from this sale benefit Seattle Tilth’s innovative educational garden, farm, food and environmental programs. 

The plant selection includes: 

  • Easy-to-grow plants for beginners such as lettuce, greens and peas
  • Hard to find plants including asparagus and artichokes
  • Heirloom plants that help preserve historic plant diversity
  • Nutrition powerhouses such as collards, kale, spinach and chard
  • Sweet treats like strawberries, blueberries and a wide selection of fruit trees
  • Foodie favorites such as specialty culinary herbs, Asian greens and edible flowers
  • Pollinator plants to support ecosystem and agriculture health

Get Involved! 


The March Edible Plant Sale is at a new location this year – at Rainier Beach Urban Farm and Wetlands, a beautiful 8 acre urban community farm in the heart of Rainier Beach neighborhood. Community members are invited to get involved to help make this event a success!

 
Seattle Tilth's March Edible Plant Sale
Saturday, March 12
Rainier Beach Urban Farm and Wetlands
5513 S. Cloverdale St.
9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Get directions.
Visit our website.



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