If you are looking for locally grown plants and supporting education, then this week’s Cumberland County Soil Conservation District fundraiser is for you.
Office Manager Lynn Carey said a wide range of flowers, shrubs and trees are available with all proceeds going to the district’s scholarship program.
“All the money raise will go towards scholarships for students that are from Cumberland County,” Carey said. “And attending Tennessee Tech and majoring in some sort of agriculture.”
Carey said all of the plants for sale come from local nurseries in Warren and Morgan Counties. Carey said the majority of the plants are native to the region and are ready to be planted.
“We do have a few apples and pears. Those are always really popular,” Carey said. “We have some beautiful azaleas. We have some of the Oshima Cherries which have been blooming right now. We carry some small perennial stuff.”
The list continues with Oak saplings, several holly bushes and many more flowers. Carey said staff will be on site to answer any questions on how to care for your purchases.
“We start this Thursday April the 8th through the 10th,” Carey said. “So, Thursday and Friday our hours will be 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and then on Saturday we will be from 8:00 a.m. to 12 noon.”
The fundraiser is located at 83 Northside Lane in Crossville off Highway 70 North near the flea market.