Native Plant Sale on Oct 5 at Town Square
Oaks and magnolias, hydrangeas and chokeberries, flowers and ferns are just some items expected at the fall sale of native trees and plants, held by Green Earth and Keep Carbondale Beautiful, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, October 5 at Carbondale’s Town Square Pavilion, on the northeast corner of Main Street (Route 13) and Illinois Avenue (Route 51).
Green Earth and Keep Carbondale Beautiful team up for this fundraiser, with KCB selling native trees and shrubs, and Green Earth selling dozens of other native perennials. All plants are grown in the area by Southernwood Gardens, Forrest Keeling Nursery, and Tabor Nursery. Experts will be on hand to advise shoppers on best practices for planting and maintenance. Trees are $30, shrubs are $20, and most other plants are $5 or $10 each.
Director Sarah Heyer says Keep Carbondale Beautiful appreciates getting advance orders. “If you know what you want, let me know by Sunday the 29th. That helps us order the right number of trees and shrubs. We are ordering 40 different kinds of trees, so I only get a few of each, unless I know there’s a demand for more.” To push that demand, KCB gives a $5 discount on pre-ordered trees. Buyers can also special order plants that are not otherwise expected. “We’re working on a special order for a community garden, and a couple big trees for the City.” More information can be found at keepcb.org or by calling 618-525-5525. For more information on Green Earth, go to greenearthinc.org or call 618-201-3774.