A sure sign of spring: the delivery of the Friends School Plant Sale catalogs! If you are on our mailing list, you should receive your catalog soon. But feel free to come get some more to share. Over the next weeks, volunteers will be distributing bundles of catalogs all over the Twin Cities. Can you help?
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?
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
Six pallets of Friend School of Minnesota Plant Sale catalogs arrived at school over spring break. The catalogs are dispersed all over the Twin Cities by some of the 1000 volunteers that make the sale a success each year. Like robins and sloppy slush, the arrival of the Plant Sale catalog is a sure sign that spring is here!
If you stopped by the grandstand Monday morning, it was clear the party was over. Bleary-eyed volunteers were disassembling and packing up the thousands of bits and pieces that make the Friends School Plant Sale run smoothly each year.
The Friends School Plant Sale is nearly upon us and we are putting out a call for volunteers to fill the remaining volunteer shifts.
This year, we’re expanding the ways we’re connecting online to the Friends School Plant Sale community – shoppers, volunteers, and anyone interested in learning more.