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Urban Roots holds second annual plant sale, open house

Urban Roots will be selling hundreds of vegetable and herb plants from their community farm on Saturday, May 14, 2016.
Urban Roots' plants

Urban Roots' plants /Courtesy of Urban Roots

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2nd Annual Plant Sale and Open House

Saturday, May 14 2016

9:30 am until 2:00 pm

1316 Madison SE

Grand Rapids, MI 

Seedlings growing at Urban Roots

Seedlings growing at Urban Roots /Courtesy of Urban Roots

If Green Zebra Tomato, Clemson Spotted Okra or Toscano Kale make your heart beat a little faster, then you won’t want to miss Urban RootsSecond Annual Plant Sale and Open House. Hundreds of vegetable and herb plants have been happily growing since early spring at Urban Roots’ Community Farm located on Madison Ave SE.  From 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. this Saturday, May 14, you are invited to tour our new Education Center, learn more about what we do, and pick up all your Spring transplants for your garden this year.

“We are really excited not only to sell our organically grown starter plants”, says Executive Director, Levi Gardner, “but also to introduce ourselves and get to know our neighbors in the Madison Community.” Urban Roots is new to the Madison Avenue neighborhood, moving there late last year. Previously operating from a space on Wealthy Street, they relocated when a space became available that could provide space for offices, growing, and an education center all on one lot. This summer Urban Roots will be working with students from the area through the Center for Community Transformation, a youth employment program run through Bethany Christian Services.

Also available at the open house will be coffee from Rising Grinds, a local cafe on Madison Ave. There will be family-friendly activities including face painting and awesome veggie tattoos by Tater Tats. Additionally, this year will be a “Pay-It-Forward” board where people can donate an amount for the purchase of plants that can be redeemed that day by someone else who may not be able to otherwise purchase the plants themselves.  Urban Roots is looking forward to seeing everyone on Saturday, May 14 from 9:30 am until 2:00 pm at the Community Farm at 1316 Madison Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI. All proceeds from the sale will go back into the community farm and education center.  Urban Roots accepts cash, check, and credit cards and always accepts your donations.  

 

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