PROSPECT HEIGHTS — Get your green thumbs ready to get dirty at the Prospect Heights Community Farm this weekend.
The community garden is hosting its annual plant sale starting Sunday, with vegetables, herbs and several kinds of perennial flowers.
“Most of it’s under $10,” said farm member Will Law. “It’s definitely affordable.”
Law said the most popular items are usually tomato plants, some of which are heirloom varieties. Peppers plants go quickly, too, he said.
Though some of the plants are meant for gardens, smaller herb and flower plants can be grown on balconies or in windowboxes, like basil, parsley, marigolds and snapdragons.
The garden has put on the sale every year for more than a decade, Law said. The proceeds help run the garden, which was built in three empty lots in Prospect Heights in the late 1990s.
The Prospect Height Community Farm is located on St. Marks Avenue between Vanderbilt and Underhill avenues. The sale will take place this Sunday, May 4 and continues next weekend on May 10 and 11. Each day of the sale, the garden will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.