Despite theft, ‘best ever’ Edible Schoolyard Plant Sale

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Photo: Nancy Rubin

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.

Edible Schoolyard Plant Sale 2014. Photo: Nancy Rubin

Photo: Nancy Rubin

Edible Schoolyard Plant Sale 2014. Photo: Nancy Rubin

Photo: Nancy Rubin

Edible Schoolyard Plant Sale 2014. Photo: Nancy Rubin

Photo: Nancy Rubin

Edible Schoolyard Plant Sale 2014. Photo: Nancy Rubin

Photo: Nancy Rubin

Edible Schoolyard Plant Sale 2014. Photo: Nancy Rubin

Edible Schoolyard Plant Sale 2014. Photo: Nancy Rubin

Photo: Nancy Rubin

Photo: Nancy Rubin

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  • Donaldo Silencio

    Sounds like a nice event. How are things going at the Edible Schoolyards at Longfellow and Willard? Any oven-fired pizza available at those schools?

  • Bill N

    “Some plants and compost had been stolen from the garden, and some of its sunflowers had been beheaded.” Surely it must have been some people from Oakland (wink, wink)!

  • Local family

    Great event! We have gone e past 3 years! So nice to support this great program!

  • EBGuy

    Where’d the reply button go. Whose javascript do I need to enable besides BS and Disqus.

  • holl

    Willard’s was May 4, oven-fired pizza and all. Great event as well.

  • guest

    if you are concerned about other schools and want to do a compare/contrast, perhaps you should volunteer at all of the events and find out.