Connecting People With Plants: The Many Benefits of Public Garden Plant Sales
Event Type: 
Making Friends, Making Money
Date / Time: 
Thu June, 09 - 5:15pm to 6:45pm
K. Zelov, Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix, Arizona; S. Krishnan, Denver Botanic Garden, Denver, Colorado; S. Ullensvang, UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden, Davis, California.

As public gardens seek funding and outlets for connection to the community and its volunteers, public gardens can use plant sales to help fill this need. This session will be a unique opportunity to hear directly from three key garden organizers regarding how plant sales can harness the power of community engagement, membership connections, and fund raising. This presentation will focus on a how-to approach to developing and implementing a plant sale and reveal the staff time and logistical infrastructure needed to successfully run these sales.