Volunteers

Plant Sale

On the day of the Garden Walks, the church parking lot will be the location where ticket holders pick up their garden guides and will have the opportunity to shop for perennial plants, hanging baskets and seeded plants.  All locally grown and many grown in our own gardens.

Growing from Seed?  Sue Timony-Hall is organizing our kids to start some seeds on April 7 at 4:00 pm.  Contact Sue if you’re interested in joining at ce@northmadisoncc.org!    Or grow your own tomatoes, basil, peppers, zinnias and or others of your choosing.

 Suggested Perennials.  Some of the perennial plants that do very well in this area and have multiplied in your garden are:  bleeding heart, astilbe, coral bells, foxgloves, strawberries, bachelor buttons, Black-eyed Susans, hyacinth, primrose, wild violets, asters, daylilies, columbine and Jacob’s ladder.  Others may be ready for dividing:  Solomon’s seal, hostas, iris, or daylilies.  May and early June, as you prepare your gardens, is a great time to pot these plants.   Plastic pots will be available on May 1 for pick up at the church.  If you plan to donate plants or need help digging and potting, let Sue Kenney know.  Drop off potted plants the week of June 6.

Don’t have plants but want to help get them ready?

  • Help a gardener dig up and pot plants – May and early June
  • Pick up/drop off plants at the church the week of June 6
  • Water plants at the church – week of June 6
  • Help finish labeling plants on June 11 from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Preparing for the day of the sale:

  • Set up tent and fencing team with Tom, June 9 and 10 (Wednesday/Thursday).
  • Set up plant sale tables with plants, June 11 – 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
  • Wagons needed: drop off your wagons for customers to use for the plant sale

Day of Sale – June 12 – 2-hour shifts available

  • Cash register – 2-hour shifts 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Floaters to help people with plants and any questions about plants.  Assist customers bringing plants to their car and returning wagons.
  • Car Parkers and directing traffic.
  • Clean up tables and unsold plants – 4:00-5:00 p.m.
  • Take down tent and tables – 4:00-5:00 p.m.

If you would like to volunteer in any way please contact:

Sue Kenney 203-530-1153 (text is good)

Linda Young 203-645-7582 (or text)