Dirt2Table: Building a Greenhouse: Growing a Community

dirt2tableIt’s a Wrap!

Here is a list of the final figures from Fairpark Community’s First  Annual Plant Sale:

  • 4500 total plants
  • 28 varieties of Heirloom tomatoes, 16 varieties of Peppers, 3 varieties of Eggplant, and 3 varieties of herbs
  • 160 unique pre-orders resulting in 2,373 plants pre-ordered
  • Hot plants (that is, the first to sell out) included:

Tomatoes:Beefsteak, Black Brandywine, Black Krim, Burbank, Hillbilly, Martino’s Roma, Matt’s Wild Cherry, Sugary Cherry,

Sungold Cherry, and Tiny Tim

Peppers: California Wonder,  Gypsy Hybrid, Jalapeno, Poblano, Purple Beauty, and Rainbow Bell Mix

Eggplants: Black Beauty and Mixed Fingers

  • 2,127 plants on Event day for sale

1,977 plants sold, 150 donated to a non-profit organization (there is no accurate count of consumers attending the event day


  • Hundreds of seeds given away on plant sale day.
  • Approximately 500 volunteer hours on the project
  • $8,053 donations: $1,500 Salt Lake City Signature Event Fund Grant$6,553 in kind

This is what happens when a community comes together for to build something good.  And this project was good. It was phenomenal.  It got vegetables growing in the backyards of Fairpark Community Residents. People who never grew vegetables in their lives are now growing their own food. And proud of it.

Remember to submit your photos of your gardening adventures to dirt2tableslc.org to post in our Flickr album: https://flic.kr/s/aHskyUjQk3

Please also share your stories, your recipes using your fresh vegetables and other anecdotes.  We want to hear from you!

We are also building a list of potential volunteers for next year’s event.  Please write to dirt2tableslc.org if you’d like to participate.