The Edible Schoolyard Plant Sale at King Middle School on Saturday May 10 was probably the best ever in terms of raising funds for the nonprofit, according to its director, Katrina Heron.
The annual event, one of Berkeley’s favorites on the community calendar, offered a chance to stock up on herbs, perennials and flowers, enjoy oven-fired pizza, pick up some gardening advice, and take student-guided tours of the garden.
Organizers were disappointed when they showed up early on Saturday, however, to find that some plants and compost had been stolen from the garden, and some of its sunflowers had been beheaded. Fortunately, Heron said, it wasn’t a significant amount and the sale went on to be hugely successful. The tally had yet to be done at the time of writing.
Contributing photographer Nancy Rubin was there to document the day.
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