Don’t Throw it Away!

Master Gardeners Judy Miller and Jaime Potopinski welcome you to the garden yard sale at the 2013 plant sale.

Master Gardeners Judy Miller and Jaime Potopinski welcome you to the garden yard sale at the 2013 plant sale.

The lovely weather we’ve had off and on over the past week has inspired me (and I’m sure you, too) to get out and start cleaning out my garage and storage shed.  When you come across those pots, plant stands, bird houses, gardening tools, etc. DON’T THROW THEM OUT!  The Outagamie County Master Gardener Association is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization, which means that every dollar we make on our fundraising activities is put back into the community in the form of education, community service, education grants, etc.  All of that “trash” that you’re accumulating could be exactly what someone else needs.

At our Annual Plant Sale on May 16, we will be having our ‘Yard Sale’ and need donations to make it work.  Each year we ask our members and members of the community to consider donating their lawn and garden items which, then, represents pure profit that we can use for any one of our many community service projects (for more information about our Community Outreach, visit our website).

If you have items that you would like to donate, you can drop them at the UW-Extension office the day before the plant sale (May 15) when our volunteers will be setting up everything for the sale.  If you absolutely must get rid of things before then, please contact Gail Clearwater or Marilyn Davis (plant sale co-chairs).  Email addresses are embedded in their names so just click on either name to send the email.

Information about the plant sale will be available both on our website and on Facebook.

Posted by Vicki

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