Crabtree Farms will host the tenth annual Fall Plant Sale and Festival on Saturday, Sept. 8 from 9 a.m - 4 p.m. The Fall Plant Sale and Festival will feature fall vegetable plants, perennial herbs and fruiting bushes and trees from Crabtree and other local growers, as well as homemade crafts by local artists and gardening supplies. The family-friendly event is free and open to the public.
Parking is free.
Free Gardening Talks available during the Fall Plant Sale & Festival include the following:
- 10:30 a.m.: “Growing an Herbal Pharmacy” with Medical Herbalist Holli Richey
- 11:30 a.m.: “The Basics of Composting” with Master Gardener Bud Hines
- 1:00 p.m.: Organic Gardening Q&A with Joel Houser
“The Fall Plant Sale & Festival encourages Chattanoogans to support and grow local food, while increasing their self-sufficiency and access to fresh produce” said Melanie Mayo, Director of Education and Outreach at Crabtree Farms. Crabtree Farms’ greenhouse manager, Mike Barron, grows and propagates plants with help from community volunteers, using sustainable methods. Specific plant varieties are also tested on the urban farm. This ensures that Crabtree Farms’ plants are uniquely suited for growing in the Chattanooga region.
Vegetables for Sale include: “Walla Walla” Onion, “Napa” Cabbage, and “Lacinato” Kale
Herbs for Sale include: Chocolate Mint, “Munstead” Lavender, Stevia, and Lemon Verbana
Fruits for Sale include: “Pink Panda” Strawberries, Raspberries, and several Blueberry & Blackberry varieties.