The Growing Collective is a group of Stevens Point area gardeners who organized to take on the spring growing challenge together. The Collective, started in 2013, is now over 60 members strong. The group is made up of both first-time and experienced home gardeners, along with several community groups including Giving Gardens, UW-Stevens Point Students for Sustainability, and Stevens Point Area YMCA Farm to School AmeriCorps.
The Collective grows vegetable starts from seed, including heirloom, organic and unusual selections of tomatoes, peppers, herbs, and many more. Each member creates a plant order for themselves and also makes a commitment to help care for the up to 10,000 plants that will be part of the group’s plant sale with proceeds going to support awareness and renovations of Farmshed’s programs. The Plant Sale is held annually in May on Memorial Day Weekend, in the Farmshed Greenhouse at 1220 Briggs Court, in Stevens Point. Additional information can be found on our calendar.
What does The Growing Collective believe in?
Collective leadership and decision-making
Collaborative learning among membership to strengthen our growing practices
Strong communication, thoughtful planning, and clear organization
Shared knowledge, experience, skills, time, and resources
Diversity among our membership
Organic growing methods to produce high quality plants
Sunday May 22 12-7pm*
Monday May 23 12-7pm*
Tuesday May 24 12-7pm
Wednesday May 25 12-7pm
Thursday May 26 12-7pm
Friday May 27 12-7pm
Saturday May 28th 10-5pm
*Sunday and Monday are reserved for Farmshed members only, the rest of the week is open to the public.
The sale is held at Farmshed's Greenhouse and will be in-person only this year. There is a huge selection of heirloom and organic plant starts as well as unique varieties of fruits, vegetables, herbs, and native flowers. Cash, check and credit/debit is accepted.In addition to plants, compost and garden soil mixes from Hsu’s Growing Supply, Compost buckets and bins from Recycling Connections and seed potatoes from Whitefeather Organics will be available. Get updates about this event and join the conversation on our facebook page.
*Check out the list of available plants HERE!*