Spring into the gardening season by participating in hands-on gardening activities and learn about local gardening programs. Hilltop’s Junior Master Gardener’s will be collecting canned fruits and vegetables for their plant parts food drive to support local food banks. Participants can help plant a fruit tree with the Bloomington Community Orchard and special guest, ALICE WATERS! A variety of vegetable, herb, native and cacti/succulent plants will be available for purchase to benefit the Crimson Cupboard food pantry!
Saturday, April 8th 1-4pm
Free, family-friendly, drop-in, but please bring a canned fruit or vegetable to donate to the Junior Master Gardener’s, plant parts food drive!
The Bloomington Community Orchard will be demonstrating how to plant fruit trees at 1:30pm and 3:00pm. Sign up here by Friday, April 7th to receive a FREE FRUIT TREE from the Bloomington Community Orchard.
The first 90 people will receive free tree saplings donated by Eco Logic LLC choose between:
American Plum - Prunus americana https://plants.usda.gov/factsheet/pdf/fs_pram.pdf
Buttonbush - Cephalanthus occidentalis https://plants.usda.gov/factsheet/pdf/fs_ceoc2.pdf
Silky Dogwood - Cornus amomum https://plants.usda.gov/factsheet/pdf/fs_coam2.pdf
Gardening reduces stress, can save you money, and provides healthy exercise, nutritional food and bonding time with family!
This is a FREE event, but please bring one non-perishable food item to donate to local food pantries.
Saturday, April 8th
Drop in anytime from 1-4pm
Hilltop Garden & Nature Center
2367 E. 10th St.
Participating organizations include:
Hilltop Junior Master Gardener Program
Crimson Cupboard Food Pantry
Mother Hubbard's Cupboard
Monroe County Master Gardener Association
Purdue Cooperative Extension-Monroe County
IU Campus Garden Initiative
IU Dietetics Students
Monroe County Parks and Recreation-Community Gardens
Wylie House Museum Heirloom Garden
Bloomington Community Orchard
Bloomington Garden Club