2021 Taking Root Plant Sale

Saturday, June 5th

Time: 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

  The sale will be held at the Topsham Fairgrounds in the Exhibition Hall

**More details to come

Each year the Land Trust’s Tom Settlemire Community Garden (TSCG) hosts a plant sale thanks to the effort of dozens of volunteers. It’s not just about the plants you’ll find – it’s a wonderful day of celebration and meeting your community of local gardeners. Come join us! 

There are an array of perennials, biennials, herbs, vegetable seedlings, annual seedlings, heirloom variety plants, shrubs, small trees and vines available. There will be Master Gardeners, who will be on hand to help you choose the best options for your garden.

You can make a difference in Brunswick
The Tom Settlemire Community Garden works with over 80 local families, puts on free gardening workshops for your community, and helps produce thousands of pounds of food each year for the Mid Coast Hunger Prevention Program. And you can be part of the great work. Here’s how:

  1. Come to the plant sale! Proceeds benefit the Garden and you walk away with great supplies at great prices
  2. And/or donate some of the items below to make an even bigger impact in your community

**Covid-19 Guidelines: Masks required, social distancing, limited people in building (exact number TBD), please don’t come if you are feeling unwell.

**Disclaimer: Details are subject to change due to Covid-19. Any updates will be provided via this page.

DONATION INFORMATION

PLANT DONATIONS

*Details of when/ where to donate TBD*

  • Hardy perennials and biennials for sun and shade including: variegated hostas, ferns, foxglove, grasses, unusual irises, echinacea, liatris and other sunny border bloomers.
  • Shrubs, small trees & vines
  • The more unusual the plant, the better!
  • 3-4 of each variety if possible
  • Minimum 4” pots or plugs of 4 or 6 per container

We cannot accept plants listed as invasive or potentially invasive by the State of Maine. Click HERE for more information and a list of plants.

HOW TO DONATE PLANTS

*Subject to change*

Plants should be dug and potted between 5/1 and 5/22 

  • Dug plants should go into clean pots with bagged potting soil or screened compost. Try not to use any extra garden soil to prevent the spread of invasive species.
  • Keep plants watered and in dappled shade.
  • Label each pot with name of plant, height, color, and sun or shade so that we can easily add them to the inventory system.
  • Delivery Location: TBD
  • If you have questions please email plantsale@btlt.org

Regardless of where/when you are delivering plants, when you know what you are donating, etc., please email plantsale@btlt.org  with “Plant Donation” in the subject line and include:

  • List of plants you will be donating with name, height, color, sun/shade
  • Number of each variety you will be donating

VOLUNTEER INFORMATION

*Check back for details soon*