Events

May 21, 2016

Annual Plant Sale

Berkshire's Annual Plant Sale, May 21-22. Thousands of annual, perennials, and vegetables. Specialty hanging baskets, window boxes and more. Come early for the best selection
Annual Plant Sale


TIME(S): 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
LOCATION: 13640 State Route 22, Canaan, NY 12029

Berkshire Holds Annual Plant Sale May 21-22

Gardeners looking for outstanding bedding flowers, hanging baskets, herbs, and vegetables should mark their calendars for Saturday and Sunday, May 21 and 22, to attend Berkshire Farm Center’s 18th annual Garden Sale. The sale will be held on the farm center’s main campus at 13640 State Route 22 in Canaan, NY. The campus entrance is across from the intersection with Queechy Lake Road, about 1 ½ mile north of Rt. 295. Print a Reminder Card

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Seedling SocietyFor a small member- ship fee, you can join Berkshire's Seedling Society and receive a special gift, a coupon for the plant sale, and the satisfaction of knowing that you are helping vulnerable youth make a better life for themselves.
 
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Admission is free, and proceeds from the sale support students preparing to become college and career ready through Berkshire’s Workforce Development Program. On Saturday, the sale runs from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.; on Sunday, its hours are from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

This popular event draws people from across the Capital District and the Berkshires and features plants and products created by students enrolled in Berkshire’s innovative Workforce Development Program. Gardeners can browse thousands of healthy, garden-ready plants at great prices, including annuals, perennials, hanging baskets, pre-planted window boxes, herbs, and vegetables (including some heirloom varieties). The event also includes a bake sale, tag sale, food, and refreshments. A variety of maple syrup, maple cream, and maple candy also will be available for sale.

Berkshire StudentAs part of the Workforce Development Program, students taking part in the Nursery & Horticulture Program gain hands-on experience under the supervision of trained horticulturist Bruce “Woody” Wood. They learn to raise a variety of plants, work with suppliers, and assist customers at the garden sale. Wood says the plants at the sale are the result of months of hard work by the students in the program. “This program is unique. It not only helps students prepare for college, but it also teaches them workforce readiness skills employers look for when hiring,” added Wood.
 
For more information about the garden sale, contact Bruce Wood at 518-781-1867 or bwood@berkshirefarm.org.
 
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