Friends School of Minnesota Blog

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Help Collect Boxes for the Friends School Plant Sale

Shoppers entering the Friends School Plant Sale at the Minnesota State Fair Grandstand are offered cardboard strawberry flats to help carry their pots of plants. These strawberry boxes are available to our customers because a group of hard-working volunteers collect and store over 10,000 boxes every year!  Can you help?

Volunteers Needed at the 2013 Plant Sale

The Friends School Plant Sale is entirely volunteer-run and we need your help! Over 1,000 people are needed to do everything from building display tables to shelving plants, and from tallying up orders to packing it all up after the sale is over. Each year, volunteers are invited to shop at the pre-sale, Thursday evening from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. (NOTE: The pre-sale is opening an hour earlier than last year!).. Read More