Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Issaquah Garden Club Plant Sale

Issaquah Garden Club Annual Plant Sale 2017

It seems like spring is taking forever to make an appearance this year. I know this is typical of the PNW, but personally, I'm over these cold, dreary days. Unfortunately we have no control over the weather, but we can put ourselves in more of a "springy" mood by participating in some spring time activities. 

One of my favorite spring activities is reviving my garden with new and colorful plants, and for me that starts with the Issaquah Garden Club annual plant sale. 

The Issaquah Garden Club was founded in 1928, making it one of the oldest in the state of Washington. The club is a Not-For-Profit volunteer run organization made up of some amazing ladies who are all incredibly active in the community. 

Some of the activities they're involved in include:

Amateur Horticulture & Floral Designs – encourage members in the study and practice of horticulture and design.

Civic Development – make permanent improvements for public benefit, e.g., landscape public buildings.
Conservation – assist in projects to conserve Natural Resources (watershed, erosion control, re-forestation, wildlife, nature study, birds, butterflies, pollution, trees, etc.).
Conservation Teachers Scholarships – provide scholarships for teachers interested in advanced training in environmental fields; administered by the WSFGC with the assistance of the US Forest Service and the Association for Environmental & Outdoor Education.
Education – provide workshops/programs on horticulture, flower arranging, conservation, landscaping, etc.
Environmental Awareness – encourage clean air, water and land through proper use and disposal of toxic products, landscaping for air purification and noise control.
Garden Therapy – Active: garden related activities with handicapped and/or institutionalized individuals; and Sedentary: centerpieces, etc. made for such groups.
Litter, Reclamation & Recycling – promote recycling of home and yard waste; and prevention and control of litter.
Operation Wildflower – work with Bellevue Botanical Garden to maintain its wildflower/native plants garden.
Scholarships – provide scholarships for young people planning to become horticulturists, landscape designers, forest rangers, botanists, etc.
World Gardening – club may contribute to CARE, Heifer Project International (HP) or Plant a Row for the Hungry.
Not only are these ladies doing amazing things for their communities, they have an amazing knowledge of all things gardening and if you have the opportunity to pick their brains I suggest you do!
Lucky for all of you, that opportunity is coming up. The garden clubs annual Plant/Garage/Bake Sale will be held on 
Friday, April 28th 2017 and Saturday, April 29th 2017 from 10am to 2pm and will be held at 16023 252nd Ave SE, Issaquah WA.
Not only will you be able to find some rare plants at amazing prices (including Mother's Day baskets) but you'll also find some amazing antiques and unique garden pots and decorations, many of which are handmade. 
Did I mention the prices are amazing?
So come out and support these amazing ladies and help out your community. Oh, and don't forget to stop by the bake sale area (run by yours truly this year) to pick up a homemade treat!
For more info please visit or visit them on Facebook
I hope to see you there! 

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