Small seedlings of tomatoes, kale and flowers of all kinds were growing in full sun with the third annual Flower Market at the Sunken Gardens.
The final installment of Transition Prince Rupert’s April sustainability month took place on Saturday, April 27 and members of the Prince Rupert Garden Club and Transition Prince Rupert teamed up to make the day possible.
Sarah Dantzer of Transition Prince Rupert was seen in full gardening clad and gumboots unloading a full pick-up truck load of seedlings for the market.
“People come, learn about plants and take some home to care for and hopefully eat from,” Dantzer said.
“We have lots of children’s activities and we are focussing on the importance of tiny hands. We would like to encourage people to grow their own food and we want to show people that it isn’t that hard.”
Transition Prince Rupert’s Veronika Stewart was also on hand with popcorn and snacks for the day.
“It is a fundraiser for Transition’s projects and we have growing stations for the kids to get involved. We just want everyone to get excited about growing,” Stewart said.
Shelly Holstein and Janice MacPhee are members of the Prince Rupert Garden Club who currently care for and maintain the Sunken Gardens.
“All the plants for sale today are taken from the Sunken Garden, we have irises, lilies, daisies and succulents”