We’re getting ready for our community celebration of all things edible at the 8th annual Incredible Edibles Plant Sale!
Please come, volunteer, make new friendships & reconnect with old friends.
Saturday, May 11th 10 am - 3 pm, Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1624 NE Hancock St. Portland, Oregon 97212
The IE Plant Sale Plant Description List is now on our web site for your planning pleasure. We have over 270 varieties of veggies, fruits, and herbs on order with about 30 new this year varieties. Time to make your wish list and remember volunteers get Early Bird shopping privileges!
Speaking of volunteers, we’re recruiting now! Please contact Rich and Kathy at MCMG.IEChair@gmail.com as soon as possible. All are welcome to volunteer, being a Master Gardener is not required! There are a multitude of fun opportunities for volunteering:
Advertising Distribution- Placing posters with local stores, and posting announcements to Next Door. (done late March to mid-April)
Customer Service Helping the public (Sat. 5/11, 10am - 3pm)
Entrance Greeter- Handing out boxes, counting customers, and monitoring the entrance gate (Sat. 5/11, 8am - 3pm)
Event Signage - Putting up lawn signs in your and your neighbor's lawns. (2 weeks before sale)
Kid's Tent- Share educational activities at the Kids Grow table. (Sat. 5/11, 9am - 3pm)
Plant Check- Storing pre-purchased plants for later pickup and helping customers move them onto the Tally area tables. Co-leads are also needed for this team. (Sat. 5/11, 8:30am - 2pm)
Plant Pickup- Storing purchased plants and helping customers load their cars. (Sat. 5/11, 8:30am - 3pm)
Plant Restock- Restocking sale area, marking varieties signs with sold-out times, and consolidating. (Sat. 5/11, 8:30am - 3pm)
Tally- Provide the sales receipt needed for purchase processing by cashiers. (Sat. 5/11, 8:30am - 3pm)
For those who want a few more hours and like to keep active, there are the setup teams:
Friday Setup - Helping setup canopies, signage, tables, chairs, and security fencing. (Fri. 5/10, 12pm - 6pm)
Saturday Morning Setup - Help unload the plant trucks, and distribute the flats to the proper areas. (Sat. 5/11, 6am - 8am)
Saturday Takedown- Removing unused tables, taking down canopies, signage, fencing, and helping load rental trucks. (Sat. 5/11, 2pm – 5pm)
Interested in a team lead position? Contact Rich and Kathy, at MCMG.IEChair@gmail.com. While many of last year’s team leads will be continuing, we’d still love to have an opportunity to train future leads, and most importantly to encourage sharing new ideas and energy!
Special request from our Incredible Raffle Team
The IE Raffle Team could use just a little help right now - finding a few more donations for the Raffle. It's easy, many want only an online application, but if you frequent a coffee shop, restaurant, garden shop, spa, clothing store, please let us know. We have a simple "ask" letter you can customize, a donation receipt, and thank you cards. We are happy to coach you. Many people are happy to share - we just got a $100 gift certificate to Noble Rot Restaurant by just asking during a Happy Hour - a fun place for a committee meeting. AND. we need your help on the day of the Event, May 11th at the Raffle Booth. We need 3-4 people at all times at the booth from 10-3, extras to set up, and extras at the end to distribute. We have a great festive time in the booth, getting shoppers excited about the fabulous raffle prizes and selling tickets. Join the fun!