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Friends School Plant Sale
May 12, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 8:00 pmFree
The plant sale’s planners have worked hard to make sure our plants have not been treated with neonicotinoids, common pesticides that are now suspected of killing bees and other pollinators.
When and where is the sale?
It’s always on Friday, Saturday and Sunday of Mother’s Day weekend. For next year (2017), that will be May 12, 13, and 14. It’s held in the Grandstand at the Minnesota State Fair (1755 Dan Patch Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55108).
How big is the sale?
The Grandstand is 66,000 square feet, plus we locate our shrubs, trees, roses and native plants outside the building in an additional 30,000 or so square feet. We’ll have 2,500 different plant varieties, and estimate there are over 250,000 individual plant items for sale.
How much money does the sale raise?
The sale has raised more money each year. In 2015, it raised over $250,000.
What’s the money used for?
Friends School of Minnesota, a kindergarten through 8th grade Quaker school in St. Paul’s Midway neighborhood. Friends School is committed to making sure it is financially accessible to any family, regardless of need.