Plant Sale at The Wrigley Garden next Saturday

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wrigley-garden-plant-saleFall is planting time in southern California, so get growing at the Wrigley Garden plant sale on Saturday, Nov. 7 from 9 to noon at the beautiful double-lot garden at 1950 and 1960 Henderson Avenue in Long Beach. Choose from great vegetables, seeds, herbs and gorgeous ornamental plants. Take a break with bake-sale items like pumpkin bread and apple muffins. All proceeds benefit the Wrigley Garden, a community garden.

Choose from broccoli, cauliflower, beets and other cool-winter crops. Considered by many to be the best time to garden, fall offers freedom from heat and pests and the possibility of some much-needed rain for natural, no-cost irrigation.

If you’ve been hesitating about starting a garden of your own, here’s your opportunity. In addition to good-for-you vibrant taste and unparalleled convenience, home gardens serve up money-saving opportunities. Why buy your Thanksgiving broccoli, parsley and sage from the store when you can harvest it from your garden? Experienced gardeners will be on hand to answer any questions.

In addition to the vegetables, seeds and herbs, you’ll find unusual and beautiful ornamentals at unbeatable prices. The show-stopping bromeliads, for example, will draw rave reviews from anyone who visits your home.

Since opening this summer, The Wrigley Garden has fed about 40 families from its raised garden beds on the site of two former drug houses. The subject of a recent LA Times article celebrating the positive effects of gardening on the community, The Wrigley Garden is a two-year project located on land owned by the City of Long Beach. Supporters include The Long Beach Neighborhood Foundation, a 501(c)3 corporation, Wrigley is Going Green, The Long Beach Community Foundation, Connected Corridors and the 6th District Council Office. All proceeds from the sale will be used to benefit the garden.

For more information, contact Wrigley Garden Director Sasha Kanno at 562-230-7207.

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