The first ever community plant giveaway was a success as an estimated 2,700 plants, seeds, and potatoes were given away on Saturday, May 20, in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints parking lot.
The event ran for two hours, from 10 a.m. until noon.
Wendy Weller, who organized the event, said the 2,700 plants were given away to 150 people who attended the giveaway.
“Our goal was to serve the community and those in need while building relationships,” she said.
Congregation members grew some of the plants, but there were a few greenhouses who donated plants for the event.
Weller said Stoner’s Florist and Greenhouse, Rocky Lea Mulch, Glascock’ s Produce, Buck Run Nursery, Mocks Greenhouse and Landscaping, and Brush Creek Evergreens, Greenhouse, and Gift Nook all donated plants for the giveaway.
Washington County Master Gardeners and Morgan County Master Gardeners Association also set up information tables and answered questions about gardening.
The Hancock congregation of the Hagerstown Stake – The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, sponsored the event.
Weller said the congregation is thinking about having another giveaway next year.