Raices members transplant organic starts in preparation for the annual sale on May 13. Hundreds of starts will be available and include vegetables and flowers.
For the third year, Raices Cooperative Farm, an economic development program of The Next Door, will hold its organic plant start sale the Saturday before Mothers’ Day, May 13, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in The Next Door parking lot, 965 Tucker Road, Hood River.
Plants are grown under the supervision of Master Gardeners from the OSU Master Gardener program. The sale will have over 20 varieties of organically grown tomatoes, hot and sweet peppers, eggplant, basil, cucumbers, melons, summer and winter squash, sunflowers, marigolds and a variety of other items for a summer garden. Most starts are $3, with some special varieties $4 and $5. All proceeds benefit the Raices Cooperative Farm.
Raices is a program dedicated to growing fresh, organic food and sharing resources and knowledge to promote health, leadership, community building and economic well-being. The program has a one-acre community garden for families who want to grow food for their home, and has partnered with community members across the valley to provide more growing land for members who want to learn how to grow food for sale. All Raices members are Spanish-speaking members of the community. Learn more at nextdoorinc.org/raices.
Hood River Valley High School FFA holds their annual plant sale May 13-14 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the school’s greenhouse — look for signs leading the way. Find bedding plants, hanging baskets, tomatoes, peppers, pumpkins, squash, herbs, succulents and more. For more information, call 541-386-4500 or email nita.bozarth @hoodriver.k12.or.us.