Popular heirloom plant sale is back at UWGB | WLUK

GREEN BAY (WLUK) – Buy plants, fund research!The annual heirloom plant sale is back at UW-Green Bay. The sale was canceled last year, due to the pandemic.FOX 11’s Emily Deem spoke with Karen Stahlheber, with UWGB, via Skype to talk about what people can expect this year.Click the video to watch the segmentNew this year – you can order online. Karen says online preorders will end on Tuesday, May 11.

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1. University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Natural and Applied Sciences Heirloom Plant Sale: Offers 59 varieties of tomatoes and 41 varieties of peppers as well as vegetables, herbs, greens, melons, squash, sunflowers, zinnias, marigolds and some native pollinator-friendly plants. View the full list of 202 plants and descriptions at uwgb.edu/heirloom-plant-sale. Due to COVID-19, plants are ordered online and then picked up during scheduled times May 13-15. Payment will be at time of pickup; cash or check only. Masks will be required during pickup.Any plants that haven’t been pre-ordered will be sold at a sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 15 outside the Laboratory Sciences greenhouse.

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Reminder: Natural & Applied Sciences Heirloom Plant sale pre-orders close May 11

Pre-orders will close Tuesday, May 11 at 5 p.m. so orders can be filled. No problem if you don’t pre-order, plants will be available for sale on Saturday, May 15 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. outside the Lab Sciences Greenhouse. Encourage family and friends to check out the Heirloom Plant sale!

Steve Meyer’s salsa (mild, medium, and hot) will also be available at the “checkout stand” if you wish to pick some up and make a donation to the Katie Hemauer Memorial Scholarship.

The process will look a little different than in the past to ensure social distancing and the safety of the community due to the continued impacts of COVID-19, but the impressive selection of plants grown at the Green Bay Campus hasn’t changed.

The new website (https://www.uwgb.edu/heirloom-plant-sale/) has an online shop for you to place an order that you will pick up later. At checkout, we will collect some contact information from you and you will select your pick-up time. Pick-up times will be available on Thursday, May 13, Friday, May 14, and Saturday, May 15; and your plants will be ready to go for you. Be sure and print out your order (there is a handy print button) to keep a record for yourself. Payment will be at pick up (cash or check only).

UWGB’s annual Heirloom Plant Sale underway, outdoor sale on May 15 | WFRV TV

April 22, was the first day for public ordering. This year there will be a variety of plants to choose from, including:

  • 59 different varieties of tomatoes
  • 41 varieties of peppers
  • Native flowering plants that benefit pollinators
  • Varieties of vegetables, herbs several different basils and a collection of flowers
  • 2020 different heirloom and open-pollinated cultivars and varieties for gardeners

Source: UWGB’s annual Heirloom Plant Sale underway, outdoor sale on May 15 | WFRV TV

Takane Ruby Buckwheat growing inside the Lab Sciences Greenhouse at UW-Green Bay.

Video and Photos: Heirloom Plant Sale 2021

Inside the Lab Sciences Greenhouse at UW-Green Bay, the Natural and Applied Sciences academic team is growing hundreds of heirloom plants and open-pollinated cultivars for gardeners for the upcoming annual Heirloom Plant Sale to support student research.

Heirloom plants are unique and rare! Gardeners will find:

  • 59 different varieties of tomatoes,
  • 41 varieties of peppers,
  • A variety of vegetables, herbs, and a collection of flowers.
  • Overall, there are 202 different heirloom plants and open-pollinated cultivars for gardeners.

To order, go to https://www.uwgb.edu/heirloom-plant-sale/

  • Scheduled pick-up times will be held on May 13, 14, and 15.
  • Payment will be at pick up (cash or check only).
  • Masks will be required for pick-up.

Video Transcript: Hi, I’m Karen Stahlheber. I’m an Assistant Professor of Biology and a member of the Natural and Applied Sciences Unit here at UW-Green Bay.

This year we’re holding our annual Heirloom Plant Sale to support student research and visiting scientists to give seminars at our institution. Heirlooms are a really unique and special kind of plant that gardeners can choose to grow in their garden. They have been passed down through generations and have been around for a really long time. The plants that we grow are among the most flavorful and exciting that you could pick.

This year we have around 200 different varieties of peppers, and tomatoes, flowers, herbs, and even a few native plants. We have a new website, where we’ll be collecting order information and you can browse all of the different kinds of plants that are available and reserve some for yourself, and select a date to come by and pick them up from us.

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Heirloom Plant Sale 2021

– Video and Photos by Sue Pischke, Marketing and University Communication.

UW-Green Bay’s Heirloom Plant Sale is Back with Online Ordering Options

Gardeners will find peppers, tomatoes, flowers, herbs and more

Green Bay, Wis.—The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Natural and Applied Sciences academic unit will be holding its annual Heirloom Plant Sale again this year in support of student research.

The process will look a little different than in the past to ensure social distancing and the safety of the community due to the continued impacts of COVID-19, but the impressive selection of plants grown at the Green Bay Campus hasn’t changed. A new website (https://www.uwgb.edu/heirloom-plant-sale/) has an online shop for customers to place an order that can be picked up on Thursday, Friday or Saturday, May 13-15. Masks will be required for order pick-up.

Payment will be at pick up (cash or check only). Questions about the ordering process can be submitted by e-mail at uwgbplantsale@uwgb.edu. There will still be an (outdoor) sale for browsing on Saturday, May 15, 2021 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. outside the Lab Sciences greenhouse, but only those plants that haven’t been pre-ordered will be available at that time. Thursday, April 22, 2021 is the first day for public ordering.

Heirloom plants are unique and rare!
Unlike other vegetable sales, the UW-Green Bay sale features unique and rare heirloom varieties, held in part to introduce local gardeners to new varieties and protect agricultural biodiversity. Gardeners can dabble with “Bull Nose bell peppers, Tommy Toe tomatoes, or the Teddy Bear sunflower.”

This year the sale features 59 different varieties of tomatoes and 41 varieties of peppers from sweet to scorching hot. Also offered will be a variety of vegetables, herbs, several different basils, and a collection of flowers. Additional to the sale this year will be native flowering plants that will benefit pollinators and other beneficial insects (UW-Green Bay received official “Bee Campus USA” affiliate designation this spring). Overall, there will be 202 different heirloom and open-pollinated cultivars and varieties for gardeners. (Details are available at the website.)

The annual sale, sponsored by the Natural and Applied Sciences academic unit, began in 1997 with 300 plants for sale. Students benefit from the proceeds that are used to bring scientists and specialists to the University, and to support both student research projects and travel to conferences where students can present results of their research and meet scientists in their fields. Over the past few years this fund has supported research on the genetics of wild rice and invasive Phragmites, a study of local aquifer composition and water quality, a survey of the emerald ash borer on the Cofrin Arboretum, collection and analysis of microplastics in the Bay of Green Bay, migration ecology of Lake Whitefish, and development of a website to understand fish diversity in relation to aquatic invasive species.

Professor Steve Meyer to hold salsa fundraiser for scholarships
Additionally, Prof. Steve Meyer’s homemade salsa (mild, medium, and hot) makes its return at the “checkout stand.” Meyer makes 300+ pints of salsa each year with donated proceeds going directly to the Katie Hemauer Memorial Scholarship. Hemauer was an exceptional student, and Meyer was a friend and mentor. She passed away in November of 2005 in a tragic car accident, killed as the result of someone driving while intoxicated. Meyer established the scholarship in her memory in 2014 to support future generations of students who shared her curiosity of the natural environment and commitment to campus and community. Meyer’s salsa (mild, medium, and hot) will also be available at the “checkout stand” if you wish to pick some up and make a donation to the Katie Hemauer Memorial Scholarship.

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The Heirloom Plant Sale is back

UW-Green Bay Natural and Applied Sciences will be holding its annual Heirloom Plant Sale again this year in support of student research.

Steve Meyer’s salsa (mild, medium, and hot) will also be available at the “checkout stand” if you wish to pick some up and make a donation to the Katie Hemauer Memorial Scholarship.

The process will look a little different than in the past to ensure social distancing and the safety of the community due to the continued impacts of COVID-19, but the impressive selection of plants grown at the Green Bay Campus hasn’t changed.

The new website (https://www.uwgb.edu/heirloom-plant-sale/) has an online shop for you to place an order that you will pick up later. At checkout, we will collect some contact information from you and you will select your pick up time. Pick up times will be available on Thursday, May 13, Friday, May 14 and Saturday, May 15; and your plants will be ready to go for you. Be sure and print out your order (there is a handy print button) to keep a record for yourself. Payment will be at pick up (cash or check only).

The shop will be open only to those with a UWGB login for the first week, so act early, especially if you are looking for something specific! You will be prompted to login when you click on the shop link. If you have any questions about the ordering process please contact the sale committee directly at uwgbplantsale@uwgb.edu. There will still be an (outdoor) sale for browsing on Saturday, May 15, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. outside the Lab Sciences greenhouse, but only those plants that haven’t been pre-ordered will be available at that time.

Unlike other vegetable sales, the UW-Green Bay sale features unique and rare heirloom varieties. One of our goals is to introduce local gardeners to new varieties and protect agricultural biodiversity. Whether you just picked up gardening last year or you are a master gardener, we have something for you!

This year the sale features 59 different varieties of tomatoes and 41 varieties of peppers from sweet to scorching hot. We also have a variety of vegetables, herbs, several different basils, and a collection of flowers. This year, we are offering some native flowering plants that will benefit pollinators and other beneficial insects. Overall, we have 202 different heirloom and open-pollinated cultivars and varieties for you to try in your garden. You can read descriptions of the varieties in the shop (just click on Details for each one).

The annual sale, sponsored by the Natural and Applied Sciences academic unit, began in 1997 with 300 plants for sale. Students benefit from the proceeds that are used to bring in scientists and other speakers that students otherwise would not be able to meet, and to support student research projects as well as travel to conferences where they can present results of their research and meet scientists in their fields. Over the past 2-3 years this fund has supported research on the genetics of wild rice and invasive Phragmites, a study of local aquifer composition and water quality, a survey of the emerald ash borer on the Cofrin Arboretum, collection and analysis of microplastics in the Bay of Green Bay, migration ecology of Lake Whitefish, and development of a website to understand fish diversity in relation to aquatic invasive species. The funds also allow students to travel to scientific meetings and brought internationally recognized scholars to UW-Green Bay for our seminar series.

Mini Heirloom Plant Sale, May 20

We know how much you are missing the plant sale, and we have a surprise! Volunteer Dorothy Summers grew over 500 tomato and pepper plants in her brand new greenhouse and will be selling them at Stone Silo Prairie Nursery on Wednesday, May 20 from 12 to 5 p.m., or until they sell-out.

There are lots of favorites available for our hard-core fans. Please come out and visit Vicki and Dorothy from a socially safe distance, of course.

We will be outside and will be selling contact-free. CASH ONLY and BRING YOUR OWN CONTAINERS. All money goes into the NAS Heirloom Plant Sale Fund.

We usually raise enough money to support 8-12 research projects and internships each year. This year we hope to raise $1,000 to support at least one scholarship.

While we will not have flowers, you can select from a wide selection of beautiful native perennials for your flower gardens from Stone Silo while you are there.
But that’s not all! Associate Prof. Steve Meyer (NAS) will be there with his world famous Heirloom Salsas. All salsa sales support the Scholarship.
Stone Silo Prairie Nursery is located in De Pere, Wis. at 2325 Oak Ridge Circle. For info on their plants, please visit http://www.stonesiloprairi.

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.