By Lucas Vader
The Cedaredge Community Garden held its plant sale on May 30. Residents of the area were invited to come to the front of the garden — which is located behind the Cedaredge Foodtown and across the dirt road from the Surface Creek Animal Shelter — and grab some produce plants.
Attendees collected the plants by the box, and the cost was by donation.
The Cedaredge Community Garden is a certified nonprofit and a registered charitable organization with the State of Colorado. The garden has received funds from the Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) foundation since 2010, but the plant sale serves as a fundraiser to further fund the garden.
The community garden works in accordance with the Cedaredge Food Bank during growing season. On hand, Dea Jacobson, the community garden president, had trifold brochures on the Cedaredge Community Garden’s information, in which it states that, on average, the community garden donates around 20 pounds of fresh produce once or twice a week, with specific garden plots being designated specifically for the food bank.
The official sale ran from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., but as the day warmed up, business tapered off. Jacobson posted on Facebook Sunday afternoon to let the community know that the garden still has plants left for sale by donation, including different varieties of tomatoes, summer squash, winter squash, cucumbers, cabbage and chili peppers.
Jacobson said the garden was able to raise $800 which was the best plant sale ever.
As the community garden is only open while members are present and working, Jacobson asked that people who are interested to make an appointment by commenting on her post or sending a direct message to the Cedaredge Community Garden Facebook page.