Hundreds of trees, shrubs and wildflowers found new homes on Saturday, May 13 when the volunteers from the Friends of Lemoine Point held their annual spring plant sale at the Native Plant Nursery. Under sunny spring skies, dozens of local gardeners browsed the selection of lovingly-tended vegetation, paid with the convenience of electronic sales technology provided by Cataraqui Conservation, found a way to fit their purchases into their vehicles and took them home to plant.
By the numbers, we had over 100 customers who purchased over two hundred plants while being assisted by nine volunteers and bringing in $6,500 of revenue to the Native Plant Nursery. These funds will be used by Cataraqui Conservation to cover the costs of operating the Nursery and supporting planting activities at Lemoine Point.
A team of dedicated volunteers at the Nursery, led by Sandra McCance, bring these plants from seed, cuttings, or bare-root stock to the point that they are ready to be planted by homeowners on nearby properties, or to enhance the forests here at Lemoine Point Conservation Area when they are planted by volunteers and community members.
Thank you to all who came out to support the nursery and the Friends of Lemoine Point. You can learn more about tree nursery by visiting our news page.