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Dirt2Table: Celebrate Spring!

dirt2tableThe preparations for the 2018 Fairpark Community Celebration of Spring and Plant Sale are underway, scheduled for May 5, 2018 at the Northwest Community Center.

We are starting some varieties of peppers and tomatoes that we didn’t start last year, so keep your eyes open for our Catalog, which should be on the website by around March 15th. This year the big event will be on May 5 (Cinco de Mayo), so mark your calendars!

This has been the mildest winter out of the last five winters at least, maybe longer. Die back on unprotected fig trees didn’t happen in Salt Lake valley this year. Speaking of Figs, at this year’s plant sale we are going to have three varieties available as rooted starts to plant here in our community. Also new to the plant sale will be some heirloom varieties of apple and pear trees as well as Aronia berry plants. It seemed like it was about time to start offering some perennial food producers in our community event. We will also have more varieties of FREE seeds for things like lettuce, spinach, beans, cucumbers, squashes and more. We provide the free seeds only on the day of the event, and not with pre-orders.

We are looking for some help with putting on workshops and answering questions for beginner gardeners, so if you are an experienced gardener or know someone that is, we would sure appreciate your help on the day of the event to help answer people’s questions.

There will be a lot of opportunities to volunteer to help with growing over 4,000 starter plants this year, so please reach out if you are interested. Write to dirt2tableslc@gmail.com or call 801-502-1991 to find out why and when volunteers are needed.

Updated: February 22, 2018 — 2:15 am
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