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Saturday Plant Sale Benefits Youth Scholarship Program
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Members of the Escalon-Farmington Garden Club had a recent work day, preparing plants for a Saturday, April 2 plant sale. Workers, from left, included Linda Zier, Jeanette Parsons, Lorraine Nicholson, Donna Martin and Lynda Stagno. Photo By Marg Jackson

Escalon’s United Methodist Church will be the site for a fundraising plant sale, scheduled for Saturday, April 2.

Put on by the Escalon-Farmington Community Garden Club, the sale will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The church is at 2000 Jackson Ave., corner of Highway 120 and Brayton, in Escalon and a wide variety of plants will be offered for sale.

Several members of the club gathered for a recent work day to get items ready for the sale and proceeds of the day will benefit youth scholarships.

Spending some time potting the plants at the work day were club members Lorraine Nicholson, Donna Martin, Lynda Stagno, Jeanette Parsons and Linda Zier.

Those attending the sale day will find everything from colorful, hardy flowers to vegetables such as tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, zucchini and more.

“We will also have some hanging baskets, some other vegetables and ornamentals,” said Nicholson. “Also some succulents and annuals.”

The club has had sales in the past but Nicholson said they expanded their offerings this year, in hopes of attracting even more buyers.

“We will have bargain prices,” she added.

The Escalon-Farmington Community Garden Club meets monthly and rotates the meetings between the two communities. They currently have about 39 members and are always looking for more. Anyone interested in learning more about gardening is welcome.

“A lot of the other members are bringing plants for the sale, too,” said Stagno, in addition to the ones that the workers were preparing at their recent session.

“Our focus is to do a scholarship for local kids,” Nicholson said of the sale. “And we can give good gardening information to buyers.”

Doors at the church will open at 9 a.m. this Saturday, April 2 for the sale.

For additional information about the sale or the garden club in general, contact Nicholson at 209-613-8708.