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.
Find the Plant Sale Online
The Friends School Plant Sale is now on Facebook and Twitter! We also have a blog on the Plant Sale website. We’ll provide plant sale shopping hints, interesting plant news, and helpful gardening tips. We’ll feature some of the many volunteer positions we need filled to keep the plant sale running. You can sign up online for volunteer shifts now!
Most of all, we want the community to share with each other.
- What tips do long-time shoppers have for newbies?
- What volunteer jobs are the best?
- When is the best time to shop?
- Share your photos!
We know people have questions about the sale, and this is a great way to get these questions answered. We look forward to seeing you online!
What is the Plant Sale?
The Friends School Plant Sale has been an important part of the FSM community for over 25 years. It’s a significant fundraiser for our school and allows us to provide scholarships to nearly a third of our families. We are committed to an economically diverse student body and we welcome the opportunity to provide financial support to families who need it to help send their children to the school. In 2011, the Friends School Plant Sale raised over $200,000 – equal to half of Friends School of Minnesota’s tuition aid budget. Our Plant Sale allows a little school to do big things!
Equally important is the Plant Sale’s role in our community. Everyone at Friend School of Minnesota is involved in some way, from the middle school students organizing the plants before the sale to parents who run the cash registers during the sale, to the committee members who work all year to select new plants and coordinate the event.
The Plant Sale is also a wonderful way to connect to those outside our school community. Each year, over 1000 volunteers come to work – because they love plants and they love the Plant Sale.
Many longtime volunteers and shoppers have no other connection to the school but have become fast friends through years at the Plant Sale. This community brings a richness to the FSM community.
- History of the Plant Sale
- FAQ’s about the Plant Sale
- Learn more about tuition aid at Friends School of Minnesota
The Friends School Plant Sale is coming! Join us May 11-13, 2012 at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds.