Master Gardeners to hold annual plant sale
From Contributed Reports
Wednesday, April 24, 2019
The Edgecombe County Extension Master Gardener volunteers will be holding its annual plant sale from 9 a.m. to noon on May 4 in the auditorium of the Edgecombe County Administration Building.
Hundreds of your favorite plants will be available including perennials, annuals, vegetables, herbs, shrubs and decorative grasses. Many of these plants were nurtured in the gardens of the master gardeners, who will be available with inspiring conversation about the pleasures of surrounding yourselves with beautiful gardens and growing your own fresh vegetables.
There will also be a raffle for a potted plant, a basket filled with garden tools and accessories and other gardening items.
Proceeds from the plant sale will help support the beautification and gardening education activities of the Extension Master Gardener volunteers in Edgecombe County. There are currently 19 certified master gardeners in the program.
These activities include education gardens at elementary schools, beautification projects in the rural county and Tarboro, training workshops, garden tours and horticultural advice to home owners and businesses.
Currently, garden projects at Carver Elementary, Phillips MIddle, Bulluck Elementary, Martin Millenium Elementary and Coker-Wimberly Elementary schools include flower gardens, vegetable gardens, pollinator gardens and butterfly habitats.
Beautification projects include the County Administration Building and the Tarboro Roundabout. The gardens at Phillips Middle, Bulluck Elementary, Coker-Wimberly Elementary and the Administration Building Pollinator Garden are certified Monarch Way Stations.