Organic Vegetable and Herb Sale May 16

FROG is the perfect acronym for the Front Range Organic Gardeners club.

garden-frog-blogSince 1987 the Front Range Organic Gardeners ClubFROG–has been educating people about organic gardening. The group has also been selling organic vegetable plants at its spring sale for nearly as long.

This year the club is joining forces with the Rocky Mountain Unit of the Herb Society of America to give area gardeners the chance to grow more organic tomatoes, peppers, herbs, annuals, perennials and ground covers. All the plants in the sale were either seed-started by club members or divided from their own organic gardens.

Look for old-fashioned heirloom tomato varieties like Burbank, Old Flame, Red Brandywine and Black Seaman.

black-krim-blogThe sale also includes an auction of special plants, like the award-winning ‘Julia Child’ heirloom tomato and a cactus that’s almost 4 feet tall, according to auctioneer Linda Tegtmeier a FROG member.

“Money from the sale goes to other not-for-profits using organic gardening as an activity of their mission,” she said. “We give grants in the spring based on the previous years’ sale and 85% of the proceeds go to the grants. ”

Last year the group divided $2400 among 10 groups. One group in Colorado Springs used its share to help pay for goats to graze away weeds instead of using chemicals.

The sale is Saturday, May 16, at the Denver Presbytery Center (1710 S. Grant St., Denver, 80210). The pre-priced sale lasts from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm; the live auction begins at 11:00 am. Payment is cash only; bring watertight containers to carry your purchases. For more information visit http://www.gardenfrog.org.


 

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