The 25th Annual Fayette Cares Plant Sale brought together the community and Master Gardeners to support those in need.
The 25th Annual Fayette Cares Plant Sale was held April 8th at First Citizens National Bank in Oakland, TN. Event proceeds change lives by helping provide shelter for the homeless, safety for victims of domestic violence, and crisis intervention for families in financial distress (including food, clothing, rent/utility aid, and training).
It was a beautiful spring day and the atmosphere was energetic as shoppers perused through the aisles of beautiful blooming plants while gardeners, rookie to expert, chatted about techniques and best practices. Children were laughing and playing in the Kids Zone bounce house or competing in the coloring contest. A group of student volunteers from Fayette County Public Schools were a huge help by assisting shoppers to their cars with baskets exploding with plants, vegetables, and herbs.
The event included a large selection of plants provided by some of the Mid-South’s best nurseries including Willow Oaks Flower Farm, Lucerne Farms, Country Gardens, and Gardens Oy Vey. As a first-time participant of the annual Plant Sale, Wolfgang Marquardt of Gardens Oy Vey said “They really did this right!” He was “super impressed” with the large selection of products available and the organization of the event. “I don’t think I have ever seen an event that was that well organized.”
Big highlights of the event were the ever-popular Home Grown Section offering many heirloom plants donated by the community, and free demos presented by professional landscapers and Master Gardeners. Many attended, learning about topics from “Avoiding Crepe Murder” to “Hypertufa Miniature Gardens.”
The event also featured delicious goods from Backermann’s Country Market and handbags, makeup and more from Kindred Spirit Style boutique. Concessions were provided by Somerville Rotary Club and free ice cream was available from Paws Ice Cream Truck Fayette Cares thanks the community for supporting this annual event; particularly the many volunteers who generously donated their time and talents in support of the agency’s mission.
This event was a great way to fight homelessness, domestic violence and crisis within our community while having a great time. Learn more at www.fayettecares.org/plants or call (901) 465-3802 x 223. Fayette Cares is a United Way agency.
The mission of Fayette Cares is to empower those in need with solutions to end homelessness, break the cycle of domestic violence, and create stability and self-sufficiency from crisis. Fayette Cares has served those in need as a community-supported non-profit organization located in Fayette County, Tennessee, since 1986.