25th Annual Plant & Garden Market: May 7th, 2022
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
on the front lawn of Smith Vocational School (80 Locust St.) in Northampton
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.
This annual garden sale features treasures from local gardens, hanging baskets, veggie starts and herbs as well as raffles for a handmade quilt with a botanical theme and a bench and trellis made by Smith Vocational students and sponsored by Lashway Logging, D.A. Sullivan & Sons, and Keiter Builders.
*Have extra plants or divisions of perennials? Please consider donating them to the sale.
Potted plants may be dropped off, preferably before May 4, 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, May 6, 4:00-7:00 p.m. Please try to label them and pot them up early and water them, so they look happy on the day of the sale!
**A special note about preventing the spread of jumping worms: If you notice these worms in your garden (see pictures in links) or notice castings that appear like coffee grounds in your soil or compost, rinse the roots of your plants first and then pot them into sterilized soil.
More info: https://www.gazettenet.com/HG-JumpingWorms-MacDougall-42849558 and 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or Mandy Gerry at email@example.com.
*Have extra garden pots or planters that you don’t need?
Pots will be collected on the same day of the sale (May 7) at Smith Vocational High School and will be free to the public. Only gently used, terra cotta & rigid plastic pots will be accepted. (Please no trays, cracked or broken pots, or crinkly plastic pots/4-packs.)
*Interested in volunteering?
We need volunteers to collect and organize donated plants on Friday, May 6, and to work at the event offering advice and answering questions to gardeners. Contact Mandy or Amy below.
Please help us grow the book fund! Spread the word, donate plants, volunteer, and shop the sale on May 7.
For information contact:
Mandy Gerry firstname.lastname@example.org
Amy Levine email@example.com
WHAT WILL BE FOR SALE
- Vegetable Starts
- Hanging Baskets