By Tzar Wilkerson
The Community Plant Sale began at 7 a.m., on a particularly stormy Saturday morning, with hundreds of undeterred plant fanatics in attendance. Jerry Williamson, an organizer for the sale, described the crowd: “Despite flood conditions, hundreds of people showed up and were cheerful, in a good mood, with water streaming down their faces. So despite everything, it was a successful day.” Indeed, judging from the photos of participants, everyone in attendance was enjoying themselves to the fullest!
Williamson joked about the rainy event “I’m now calling it ‘Yard Bird’s Mud-Stomp and Community Plant Sale.’ Our yard is, in fact, tapioca pudding now, it’s an incredible mess, but it will recover and we are not concerned.” The nickname seems appropriate, given the torrential rains that hit the high country over the weekend.
Although the plant sale went very well, there are still left-over plants to be sold, so be sure to come by between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. this week if you’re interested in buying – the remaining plants will be composted this Saturday, June 15.
Williamson had this to say to everyone who came out in Saturday’s turbulent weather “Big thanks to all the volunteers. And, in a way, all the people who came and bought plants are volunteers too – especially on a day like that. It was amazing.”