2014 Plant Auction
Cumberland County Master Gardener Annual Plant Auction
The 12th Annual Cumberland County Master Gardener Plant Auction will be held on Sunday, March 9th at the Portland Flower Show, 58 Fore Street, Portland. The event, which is held in space generously provided by Portland Yacht Services, includes a silent auction from 12:30pm to 2:30pm in Building #11 and a live auction at 5:30pm in Building #3. This popular event benefits the University of Maine Cooperative Extension Demonstration Garden at Tidewater Farm and the Maine Harvest for Hunger Gardens in Cumberland County. This is a free event.
The silent auction will include items and services donated by local garden centers and businesses, Master Gardener Volunteers, and many of the vendors participating in the show. NEW THIS YEAR we are introducing a “Buy It Now” option whereby every donation may be purchased at full value to accommodate those bidders who wish to purchase a desired item without waiting for the auction to end.
The popular live auction includes hardscape, perennials, shrubs and trees from the Show’s displays. This lively event appeals to garden experts as well as bargain hunters.
For more information contact the UMaine Extension Office at 207.781.6099. Visit the Cumberland County Master Gardener http://www.cc-mg.org/ to view the list of donations.
About University of Maine Cooperative Extension:
As a trusted resource for almost 100 years, University of Maine Cooperative Extension has supported UMaine’s land and sea grant public education role by conducting community-driven, research-based programs in every Maine county.
UMaine Extension helps support, sustain and grow the food-based economy. It is the only entity in our state that touches every aspect of the Maine Food System, where policy, research, production, processing, commerce, nutrition, and food security and safety are integral and interrelated. UMaine Extension also conducts the most successful out-of-school youth educational program in Maine through 4-H.