The second weekend in April, Crabtree Farms will be holding its 17th annual Spring Plant Sale and Festival to help gardeners get ready for planting, growing and harvesting flowers and veggies for spring and summer gardens.
The plant sale will be held at Crabtree Farms on Friday and Saturday, April 7 and 8, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., and on Sunday, April 9, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. The member pre-sale will take place on Thursday, April 6, from 3-6 p.m.
As in previous years, the plant sale will offer gardeners healthy, sustainably-grown fruit, vegetable, flower and herb plant starts for their spring and summer gardens – hundreds of varieties of plants will be available including over 50 varieties of heirloom tomatoes.
With the help of volunteers from the community, Crabtree Farms’ green house manager Mike Barron grows and propagates these plant starts on location. By testing specific plant varieties right here on the farm, Mr. Barron said he can ensure that they are well-suited to grow in the Chattanooga region.
Non-gardening community members will also find things to do at the plant sale: in addition to free workshops, guests can enjoy live music, food, activities for kids and hand-crafted items from local artisans.
Crabtree Farms accepts cash, Visa or MasterCard, check, and SNAP (edible plants only). Vendors are paid separately.
For more information on the Spring Plant Sale and other happenings at the farm, visit www.crabtreefarms.org.
10-11 a.m.- Flea Market Gardens: Re-purposed Garden Containers
Presenter : Karen Creel owner of Garden Chick
11 a.m.-12 p.m.: - Grassheads - Children's Activity
Presenter: Melanie Mayo
12-1 p.m. - Techie Gardening
Presenter: Howard High Students in Partnership with TechTown
1-2 p.m. - Gardening with Essential OIls
Presenter: Laura Wasson with doTerra
2-3 p.m. - Local Spring Fare: Cooking Demonstration
Presenter: Stefan Austin
11 a.m.-12 p.m. -Children's Activity
12-1 p.m. - Starting an Outdoor Mushroom Bed
Presenter: Angel Miller owner of 2 Angels Mushrooms
1-2 p.m. - Vegetable Gardening Q & A
Presenter: Chrissie Plew, Crabtree Farms Farm Manager
Music for the Weekend
Just Us Gal's
Tin Cup Rattlers
Plant Sale and Festival Vendors
2 Angels Mushrooms
Down to Earth
Trail Head Nursery
Health & Home Made Body Products
Chattanooga Holistic Medicine
White Ivy Farm
Blue Indian Kombucha (Saturday)