Heirloom Plant Sale generated record sales

Congratulations to Vicki Medland, organizer of the annual Heirloom Plant and Vegetable Sale on a record-breaking year! The sale raised a record $12,636 on Saturday, May 11, 2019 and will fund student science research opportunities. “We are so thrilled! We had so much help from everyone including two excellent interns, Libby Schmit and Emma Gilbertson, Lisa Grubisha and the students in the freshman seminar in urban agriculture, staff support from Kim Mckeefry, Jane Lauren, Janet Ludke, all our stick labelers… Also Mike Draney, Patricia Terry,  alumni Janelle Nehs and Jake Pelegrin (master box maker and compost mover), and the Escalante-Ortiz family for their help, as well as volunteer extraordinaire Dorothy Summer,” Medland said.

Heirloom Vegetable Plant Sale gets WFRV coverage

WFRV covered the annual Heirloom Vegetable Plant Sale that was held on Saturday, May 11, 2019. Hosted by Natural and Applied Sciences, the funds from the sale go towards helping the students in the program. More than 9,000 heirloom plants, vegetables, herbs and flowers were on sale at the successful event.

Heirloom Vegetable Plant Sale was a huge success

Heirloom Vegetable Plant sale held on Saturday, May 11, 2019 was a major success. Hosted by Natural and Applied Sciences, this sale boasted unique and rare heirloom vegetables, herbs and flowers. The sale completely sold out of tomatoes, which was a first in the history of the sale. As of 3 p.m., only 144 plants were remaining. Numbers are still forthcoming, but it is estimated that the sale made over $10,000.

Reminder: UW-Green Bay Heirloom Veggie Pre-sale on Friday, May 10, Public Sale on Saturday, May 11

UW-Green Bay faculty and staff have an opportunity to shop at the heirloom veggie pre-sale from noon to 5 p.m. on Friday, May 10, 2019. If possible, bring containers to carry your plants. More than 150 varieties of transplant-sized heirloom peppers, tomatoes, amaranths, eggplants, cucumbers, flowers, greens and herbs will be for sale. All money raised supports student research in the sciences at UW-Green Bay. The public sale will be on Saturday, May 11, 2019 and numbers will be handed out beginning about 7:30 a.m. (possibly earlier). Most plants are priced between $1.75 (tax included). Cash or checks only. Also, Associate Prof. Steve Meyer (Natural and Applied Sciences) will have his salsa available for a donation both days! Come and taste-test the salsa, take a jar or two home as a thank you if you make a donation to the memorial scholarship established to honor the memory of student Katie Hemauer. Learn more about the sale.

UW-Green Bay Heirloom Vegetable Plant Sale is May 11

About 9,000 unique and rare heirloom vegetables, herbs and flowers for sale, including scorching hot peppers!

Green Bay, Wis. — The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Natural and Applied Sciences program is holding its annual Heirloom Plant Sale, Saturday, May 11, 2019 at the Lab Sciences Building Greenhouse located on the Green Bay Campus at 2420 Nicolet Drive. Doors open at 9 a.m. with numbers passed out starting at 7:30 a.m. for those who don’t want to stand in line. Most plants are $1.75, with some larger or specialty plants up to $3.00. Only cash or checks will be accepted. Those looking for a specific variety should arrive early, but there is a solid selection of tomatoes and vegetables for those who want to wait until after the rush. The sale will end at 3 p.m.

UWGB-plant-sale-general-photoThe annual sale, sponsored by the Natural and Applied Sciences academic unit, began in 1997 with only 300 plants for sale. Students benefit from the proceeds that are used to bring in scientists and other speakers that they otherwise would not be able to meet. These funds also support student research projects, as well as, travel to conferences where they can present results of their research and meet scientists in their fields. Last year’s sale raised more than $8,000 and supported research on Lake Whitefish, the geochemistry of regional bedrock, invasive plants in wetlands, and larval fish.

Unlike other vegetable sales, the sale features unique and rare heirloom varieties. Organizers strive to introduce local gardeners to new varieties and protect agricultural biodiversity. This year the sale features many varieties of peppers, including several bell peppers, as well as mild, medium, hot and scorching hot peppers! A variety of several different basils, tomatoes, herbs and a collection of flowers will be offered. Lists of plants offered and links to descriptions can be found at www.uwgb.edu/biodiversity/heirloom or the event post on Facebook.

This sale is unique because it offers only open pollinated “heirloom” varieties of vegetables, herbs and flowers that were developed by gardeners over the last 200 years to satisfy the needs of Wisconsin gardeners. “Heirloom vegetables are gaining in popularity across the country because they speak to our hearts as well as our palates,” says organizer Vicki Medland. “These are plants that our great-grandparents were growing. Our sale includes many varieties developed specifically for the Midwestern growing season. The names of some of the favorite varieties like ‘WI 55,’ ‘King of the North,’ ‘Wisconsin Lakes,’ ‘Pride of Wisconsin’ and ‘Sheboygan’ reflect the dedication to sourcing those varieties best adapted to northern growing conditions. We also have a large number of vegetables from other parts of the world, including peppers and tomatoes from South America, the Caribbean, Europe and southeast Asia. We specialize in varieties that you aren’t likely to find elsewhere, so come and see why our sale is sure to add something special to your summer garden.”

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Mark your calendars: Heirloom Plant Sale is Saturday, May 11

Hosted by the Cofrin Center for Biodiversity, the UW-Green Bay NAS Heirloom Plant Sale will take place on Saturday, May 11, 2019 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Laboratory Sciences greenhouse. This annual sale will fund student science research opportunities. Hundreds of rare and unique heirloom varieties including tomatoes, peppers, basil and other herbs, flowers, amaranth, eggplants, cucumbers, squash, greens and other veggies. All plants are $1.75 each. Attendees should park in the Laboratory Sciences Parking Lot. Numbers will be handed out at 7:30 a.m., with doors opening at 9 a.m. Check out the event on Facebook.

Plant sale makes some green

It was another successful Heirloom Plant and Vegetable Sale for Natural and Applied Sciences. With about 5,000 plants sold, the annual sale that draws from Northeast Wisconsin and beyond made more than $9,000 to support student research, internships, travel grants for students, and other special opportunities for the program. Excess plants were donated to the Seymour Park Neighborhood Garden for its youth program, which supplies several neighborhood food pantries with produce. Associate Prof. Steve Meyer earned nearly $1,000 for the Katie Hemauer Scholarship Fund. During the 2017-2018 school year the funds supported 10 Heirloom Research and Travel Grants.

Reminder: Steve Meyer Salsa (for scholarships) on sale at annual UWGB Heirloom Vegetable Plant Sale

UW-Green Bay’s Natural and Applied Sciences (NAS) program is holding the annual UW-Green Bay Heirloom Vegetable Plant Sale on Saturday, May 12, 2018, at the Lab Sciences Greenhouse located on campus at 2350 Lab Sciences Drive (off Nicolet Drive, Green Bay). UW-Green Bay faculty and staff are able to get first pick from the sale on Friday, May 11 from 12 to 4:30 p.m. at the Lab Sciences Greenhouse. Associate Prof. Steve Meyer (Natural & Applied Sciences) will be selling his homemade salsas on Friday from noon to 4:30 p.m. and during the plant sale on Saturday. The salsas are made with tomatoes and peppers from plants in his garden that came from the sale. All proceeds from these salsas will go to the Katie Hemauer scholarship fund. Doors open at 9 a.m. Saturday, with numbers passed out starting at 7 a.m. for those who don’t want to stand in line. The sale ends at 3 p.m.

 

 

Reminder: UW-Green Bay Heirloom Veggie Pre-sale May 12

UW-Green Bay’s annual Heirloom Vegetable Sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 13, 2017 in the greenhouse of the Laboratory Sciences building. UW-Green Bay faculty and staff have an opportunity to shop at the pre-sale from noon to 5 p.m. Friday, May 12. If possible, bring containers to carry your plants. More than 150 varieties of transplant-sized heirloom peppers, tomatoes, amaranths, eggplants, cucumbers, flowers, greens and herbs will be for sale. All money raised supports student research in the sciences at UW-Green Bay. Numbers for a line will be handed out beginning about 7:30 a.m. (possibly earlier). Most plants are priced between $1.75 and $3 (tax included). Cash or checks only. Also, Associate Prof. Steve Meyer (Natural and Applied Sciences) will have his salsa available for sampling. Come and taste-test the salsa, take a jar or two home and consider donating to the memorial scholarship established to honor the memory of student Katie Hemauer.

Reminder: UW-Green Bay faculty and staff can shop Heirloom Veggie Pre-sale

UW-Green Bay’s annual Heirloom Vegetable Sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday May 13, 2017 in the greenhouse of the Laboratory Sciences building, UW-Green Bay, 2350 Lab Sciences Drive, Green Bay. UW-Green Bay faculty and staff have an opportunity to shop at the pre-sale from noon to 5 p.m. Friday, May 12. If possible, bring containers to carry your plants. More than 150 different varieties of transplant-sized heirloom peppers, tomatoes, amaranths, eggplants, cucumbers, flowers, greens and herbs will be for sale. The biodiversity website has descriptions. All money raised supports student research in the sciences at UW-Green Bay. Numbers for a line will be handed out beginning about 7:30 a.m. (possibly earlier). Most plants are priced between $1.75 and $3 (tax included). Cash or checks only.