Our Food, Our Future
Imagine a vibrant, accessible, and culturally appropriate food system in the City of Springfield. That's our vision.
GARDENERS GATHERING AND PLANT SALE
SATURDAY MAY 11, 9 AM - 1 PM
The Springfield Food Policy Council and Gardening the Community (GTC) are holding their 7th annual Gardeners Gathering & Plant Sale on Saturday, May 11th from 9 am - 1 pm at 200 Walnut St. in Springfield. Come meet fellow gardeners to learn new skills, trade tips, and get inspired! The day will include free workshops including topics such as medicinal plants, transplanting your seedlings, Juicing 101, pruning your vegetable plants, companion planting and turning your kitchen scraps into quality soil for growing veggies.
Free tours of GTC’s Walnut Street Farm will be offered along with information tables about getting lots from the city for community gardens and soil fertility and health.
Residents are also invited to come purchase a wide variety of vegetable, herb, and flower plants, including beautiful wrapped plants and hanging baskets just in time for Mother’s Day. SNAP, credit cards and cash are all accepted forms of payment.
“This is a great opportunity for people in the neighborhood to make the most of what we already have,” says Awilda Sanchez, event volunteer.. “Anyone can come and learn how to grow their own food in affordable ways. Being sustainable isn’t hard, and the Gardeners Gathering is a great spot to meet new people and learn new skills. Plus we have beautiful plants just in time for Mother’s Day!”
We are the Springfield Food Policy Council, an independent body that oversees the coordination of public and private efforts to improve access to nutritious, affordable, culturally appropriate, fresh, and safe foods for all residents of Springfield.
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