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Locally grown, pesticide-free plants available at annual City of Reno Plant Sale

Post Date:05/17/2017 9:25 AM

PetuniasThe City of Reno is inviting the public to its annual plant sale on Thursday, May 18 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at its greenhouse, located at 190 Telegraph Road in Reno. People will have the opportunity to buy locally grown, pesticide-free plants, such as tomatoes, squash, cucumbers, lettuce and petunias.

“This is a great opportunity to add to your garden this spring,” said City of Reno Horticulturist Pamela Mecham-Bedard. “The proceeds from the plant sale go towards purchasing the items needed to grow more plants for the next year, roses for the City’s Rose Garden and tools for our volunteers to work in the parks.”

Mecham-Bedard works with more than 30 volunteers to grow the plants. Many of the plants are used for the City’s parks, but the volunteers produce extra plants each year for the plant sale.

“The plants are grown in the same greenhouse that we use to grow the petunias for the baskets that hang along the riverwalk,” said Mecham-Bedard. “There is not a significant added cost to produce the extra plants because we are already using water and electricity in the greenhouse for the petunias. The seeds are donated and the volunteers help to care for the plants.”

Sales will be by cash or check only.

 

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