Press Release

Bellingham Plant Sale Fundraiser Supports Education For Local Farmers

(Press Release) Bellingham, WA, April 17, 2015 – It’s the time of year for readying garden beds, planting seeds and starts. Sustainable Connections has just announced that the ever popular Cascade Cuts Plant Sale is back again this year. The wholesale nursery opens its doors to the public just one day every year, May 16th, – as a fundraiser for Sustainable Connections’ Food & Farming Program.

Familiar and unique plants galore, the plant sale is a fun-filled event – shoppers can peruse organic vegetable & herb starts, talk with local plant experts, consult master gardeners, and contribute to a great cause.

“I look forward to this sale every year. It’s so much fun to search the greenhouses for unique flowers and herbs and the hanging baskets are beautiful,” says Erin McCain-Anderson, events coordinator with Sustainable Connections. “The volunteers and staff are so helpful and everyone has such a great time.”

The beautiful array of hanging baskets are a big draw for many shoppers, in addition to the greenhouses full of ornamental plants, vegetable and herbs starts and more; many regular shoppers wait for this sale to buy most of their plants for the season.

Flower-lovers will find the greenhouses and walkways at Cascade Cuts packed with annuals and perennials familiar and unusual, in every size, color, and shape. Tucked in the greenhouse corners are intriguing oddities for viewing pleasure, including coffee trees, hops and compost tea machines.

Plant sale shoppers will support local farmers when they buy plants – the Cascade Cuts Plant Sale is the biggest fundraiser of the year for the Food & Farming Program put on by Sustainable Connections. This fundraiser supports the projects that connect people to local farms and Whatcom agriculture, such as the Whatcom Food & Farm Finder, the annual Whatcom County Farm Tour, and events that celebrate local farms and food.

What: Cascade Cuts Plant Sale & Fundraiser for Sustainable Connections Food & Farming Program
When: Saturday, May 16, 2015, 9am-4pm
Where: 632 Montgomery Road, Bellingham (King Mountain neighborhood)
More information: Visit www.sustainableconnections.org or call 360-647-7093

Tobias Osterhaug

Tobias Osterhaug

Tobias is a full-time contributor to Bellingham Business News, covering local business events, tech news, and advice for job seekers in the Bellingham area. He graduated from Western Washington University with a double major in History and Chinese Language & Cultural Studies, and has previously worked as a coordinator in Western’s Writing Center.

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