Community Events Annual Plant Sale

26th Annual Plant & Garden Market: May 13th, 2023

This annual garden sale features treasures from local gardens, hanging baskets, veggie starts and herbs as well as raffles for a local handmade quilt and a bench and trellis made by Smith Vocational students and sponsored by Lashway Logging, D.A. Sullivan & Sons, and Keiter Builders.

Event Information

The plant sale raises money for books and online resources for the Northampton Public Schools and Smith Vocational and Agricultural High School (now its own district).  Schools use their allotted money to diversify their curriculum offerings, add high interest stories to libraries, strengthen the nonfiction resources in libraries, provide additional books when enrollment increases, and add supplemental texts to enrich students’ learning experiences or to assist those with special needs.

May 13th, 2023
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
on the front lawn of Smith Vocational School (80 Locust St.) in Northampton

What will be for sale:

- Perennials
- Annuals
- Shrubs
- Vegetable Starts
- Herbs
- Hanging Baskets

2023 Sponsors

Lashway Logging

D.A. Sullivan & Sons

Keiter Builders

Two Raffles!

Drawings will take place at 12:45pm at the Plant and Garden Market. You do not need to be present to win.

Tickets will be sold in April and early May as well as at the Plant and Garden Market.  Locations will be announced soon.

Handmade Quilt

Approximately 72" by 80"
Created by Lyn Heady
Quilted by Linda Zeitler

Trellis/Bench

Sponsored by Lashway Logging, Keiter Builders, and D.A. Sullivan & Sons.
Built by Smith Vocational carpentry students.

Your donations help to make a successful sale!

Have extra plants or divisions of perennials?

Please consider donating them to the sale!

Potted plants may be dropped off from April 23 through May 11 at the following addresses:

373 N. Farms Rd., Florence
36 Wilson Ave., Northampton
31 Forbes Ave., Northampton

Plants may also be dropped off at Smith Vocational (80 Locust St. in Northampton) on Friday evening, May 12, 4:00-7:00.

Please try to label them, pot them early, and water them, so they look happy on the day of the sale!

**Please help prevent the spread of jumping worms by rinsing the roots of your plants first and then potting them into sterilized soil.  The worms themselves don’t appear until later in the summer, so please be aware that their eggs are nearly impossible to see.

More info:

https://www.gazettenet.com/HG-JumpingWorms-MacDougall-42849558
https://ag.umass.edu/landscape/fact-sheets/jumpingcrazysnake-worms-amynthas-spp

If you need pots, popsicle stick labels, helpers for digging, dividing and/or potting or picking up potted plants please contact Amy Levine at alevine7@gmail.com or Mandy Gerry at mandygerry@gmail.com.

Ways to Help

Please help us grow the book fund! Spread the word, donate plants, volunteer, and shop the sale on May 13.

The plant sale raises money for books and online resources for the Northampton Public Schools and Smith Vocational and Agricultural High School (now its own district).  Schools use their allotted money to diversify their curriculum offerings, add high interest stories to libraries, strengthen the nonfiction resources in libraries, provide additional books when enrollment increases, and add supplemental texts to enrich students’ learning experiences or to assist those with special needs.

Interested in Volunteering?

We need volunteers to collect and organize donated plants on Friday, May 12, and to work at the event offering advice and answering questions to gardeners.  Contact Mandy or Amy below.

Mandy Gerry

Amy Levine

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