Edible Schoolyard Kern County Announces Eighth Annual Plant Sale

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Address: Dylan Wilson, Program Director, Edible Schoolyard Kern County

Phone: (661) 241-7047

Email: [email protected]

Community invited to purchase plants and start
edible gardens at home.

Bakersfield, CA – The Edible Schoolyard Kern County (ESYKC) today announced its eighth annual Plant Sale will be held next month on Saturday, Apr. 2. The event allows the community to experience ESYKC’s Garden Classroom and serves as an unofficial kickoff for the Spring season.

“We’re excited to once again open the gates and welcome our community to visit the ESYKC,” said Dylan Wilson, ESYKC Program Director. “Spring Plant Sale is the one time a year when our neighbors can walk through our garden and immerse themselves in the edible education experience, all while purchasing plants and flowers for their home gardens.”

ESYKC expects to have between 1,500 – 2,000 plants available for sale, including vegetables, fruits, herbs and flowers. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own wagons or boxes for carrying plants. Admission to the event is free. Plants are available for purchase for $4 per plant and $6 for a six-pack of plants.

Cloud 9 Coffee Company will be on-site with coffee and scones available for purchase, while supplies last. Beginning at noon, ESYKC educators will prepare wood-fired pizzas and fresh salads for purchase, using ingredients from the garden.

8th Annual Spring Plant Sale

Date: Saturday, April 2, 2022

Time: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Location: Buena Vista Edible Schoolyard 6520 Buena Vista Rd, Bakersfield, CA 93311

Bike parking will be available. ESYKC asks that guests not bring animals. Pets are not allowed at ESYKC.

Remaining plants will be donated to ESYKC community partners, including Apple Core Project, CityServe, the Boys and Girls Clubs of Kern County, and the CSUB Edible Garden.

This year’s Spring Plant Sale is sponsored by Cal-Organic, Cloud 9 Coffee Company, Cornerstone Bakery, Kern Machinery Incorporated and Sully’s.

About Edible Schoolyard Kern County

Edible Schoolyard Kern County (ESYKC) provides hands-on learning and sensory experiences to students through our garden and kitchen classroom programs, community events and educational partnerships. ESYKC is a program of the Grimm Family Education Foundation, a nonprofit organization that works with students, teachers and parents to support initiatives that improve education and community wellness in Kern County.

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