Cumberland plant sale helping to preserve forested land

Rev up your wheelbarrows and head to the Cumberland Community Forest Society annual Fall Plant Sale this Saturday.

A PLANT SALE this weekend will help to preserve forested land near Cumberland.

A PLANT SALE this weekend will help to preserve forested land near Cumberland.

Rev up your wheelbarrows and head to the Cumberland Community Forest Society annual Fall Plant Sale this Saturday.

The sale runs from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the corner of Third Street and Derwent Avenue in downtown Cumberland.

The sale offers plant lovers a robust selection of flowering perennials, small shrubs, fruit stock, ground covers and grasses including plants suitable for sunny, shady, dry and boggy settings. Experienced gardeners will be on hand to assist you and talk about the West Coast art of year-round gardening.

There will also be used garden tools for sale and Simply Fish organic soil amendment available for only $2 a litre. Bring a container with lid and bring home some nutrient rich elixir for your garden beds.

Do you have some extra garden tools kicking around? Most of us do!

Drop them off at Third and Derwent and we’ll sell them as part of this fundraiser. Plants, pots, Simply Fish, tools and labour are all donated for this twice annual event.

All proceeds from the sale go to the Cumberland Community Forest Society. To date the society has purchased 55 hectares of threatened forests surrounding the Village.

It has just announced new plans to purchase an additional 30 hectares. This forest area contains significant hiking and mountain biking trail systems, heritage landmarks and sensitive habitats and is scheduled to be logged in 2016.

Come out and visit with other local gardeners and pick up some bargain-priced plants while at the same time supporting the preservation of the Cumberland Forest!

For details about the plant sale or to offer donations of plants or garden tools, contact Grace at 250-336-8921 or Ron at 250-336-2567.

For more information about the Cumberland Community Forest Society, check www.cumberlandforest.com or Cumberland Forest on Facebook.

— Cumberland Community Forest Society