Cultivate Community: Join the B91 Garden For Their Spring Plant Sale Fundraiser!

This Sunday, May 19th, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Beach 91st Street Community Garden is hosting its annual plant sale fundraiser. Enjoy the spring air and vibrant blooms while spending time with friends and neighbors —bring a blanket and picnic to make the most of the day. This year, there are some exciting new additions you won’t want to miss!


A delightful selection of plants to elevate your greenery game will be for sale. Offerings include tomatoes, aromatic basil, peppers, chives, and other herbs perfect for culinary adventures. An array of perennial favorites such as the graceful walkers low, autumn joy, the ever-charming daylily, persicaria ‘red dragon’, and various beach grasses to add texture and coastal charm will be available to you. For indoor oasis seekers, look for these houseplants: the regal purple queen, spider plants, soothing aloe vera, stick plants, and more.

New this year, the B91 Garden will have a cute selection of garden tools and accessories for purchase. A raffle for two free Queens Botanical Garden tickets, and some freebies too! There will be a limited amount of B91 totes designed by artist Phil Rodriguez. The tote bag was screen printed at Kingsland Printing (WBE) owned by the lovely Sara Gates.

B91 garden member Mike Benigno, soap maker and owner of Holland Avenue Soap (@hollandavenuesoapco) will have a sampling of his spring and summer scents.  A portion of the proceeds will be generously donated to the garden’s fundraiser. Many soaps in the Holland Avenue collection are crafted using soleseife methods, featuring purified seawater as the primary ingredient. Select bars incorporate B91 Community Garden homegrown herbs, infused into oils during the production process. Pretty sweet, right?!

Holland Avenue Soap
Photo courtesy of Holland Avenue Soap.

Attention lemonade lovers: Ms. Elise and Ms. Natalie along with their crew will be serving up high-end lemonade drinks with a splash of sunshine. Consider supporting the young entrepreneurs of Rockaway’s future!

Proceeds from the fundraiser will contribute to enhancing garden infrastructure and supporting community events and activities. The B91 Garden extends gratitude to its supporters and the Rockaway community. Follow the garden on IG: @beach91communitygarden to learn more about the group’s community outreach, gardening tips, art projects, and more.


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