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Plant Sale Benefits Food for Lane County

EUGENE, Ore. — The seeds have been planted and now the starter plants are ready for anyone hoping to get a jumpstart on their garden.

Food for Lane County is hosting its annual Spring Plant Sale Saturday.

Hundreds of plants will be transported to Food for Lane County’s Grassroots Garden for the spring sale. Half of them are organically grown vegetables–30 different starts of lettuce, fava beans and sugar snap peas.

The other half are ornamental perennials, flowers and native many donated by local nurseries, including 500 one-gallon blueberry plants just $5 each.

“This is one of the approaches we take by getting food out into the community. The prices are competitive, so they are pretty good deal for folks. It’s amazing how many gardens will get planted after this sale,” said Ted Purdy, Food for Lane County Youth Farm Coordinator.

Starters sell fast–$2.50 for a six-pack. Proceeds from the sale will benefit Food for Lane County’s garden programs, which grow healthy and organic food for the community.

Organizers estimate this year’s sale will bring in about $10,000.

The big plant sale is this Saturday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. at the Grassroots Garden located on Coburg Road.

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