Support TRI’s Growing Food Security Program
with your purchase of permaculture plants!
Come out to the farm to purchase your permaculture plants to guild your trees, begin your edible forest garden, or expand your edible landscaping. Permaculture plants include a variety of native and non-native perennial (mostly woody) plants that provide yields for people, wildlife, and earth. We’ll have fruit trees, shrubs like currant, honeyberry, and service berry, a variety of plants from large perennials to small ground covers, and maybe even some grape vines.
We’ll have at least one fruit tree guild on display and for sale. Learn more about this permaculture design that combines a fruit tree with companion plants to yield an abundance of fresh fruits, vegetables, and herbs in a small space requiring minimal maintenance.
CASH OR CHECKS ONLY
This is a FUNDRAISER!
Proceeds will fund our Growing Food Security program which designs and installs edible forest gardens and fruit tree guilds on public land to provide free access to fresh, nutritious food. Our projects currently include two edible forest gardens, one fruit tree guild, and five more guilds being installed this year!
Planting a fruit tree guild at your home, business, church, school, community garden or another public space is how you can demonstrate your support for growing food security and building resilient communities.
Fruit trees are bare root and 3-4′ tall. Shrubs, herbaceous, and ground cover plants will vary in size from 3″ pots to 3 gallon pots. Be ready to plant trees within 24 hours of purchase for best viability. Most of these plants grow and produce best in full sunlight (6-8+ hrs/day) with well drained soil, but some will grow well in partial shade (4-6 hrs/day).
*Not all of the plants on this list will be available the day of the plant sale.
Our plant sale is part of the 2018 McDonald Farm Plant Sale & Open House that is taking place from 8 am – 1 pm. They will have organic vegetable and herb seedlings available for purchase from the Green Earth Institute; native plants, trees and shrubs available from The Conservation Foundation and Natural Communities Native Plants. Hourly tours of the farm and kids activities make this a family friendly event. Pre-sale plant orders accepted until April 22nd!