Things happen. Times change.
While we're planning on another summer Plant Sale next year, we might have more in store for you. Check in here now and then for new, and watch what we do next!
Whatever we do, proceeds will go to support our scholarship and civic beautification programs--now more than ever--including our Daffodils Across the Ridge project. (Those cheery yellow daffodils you saw spangling Paradise this Spring are the visible outcome of that project. This is how we do that.)
EVENT: To Be Named
DAY/DATE: To Be Announced
TIME: To Be Announced
LOCATION: To Be Announced
COST: Free to walk around! Plant-buying is optional but welcome. (So are donations!)
If you'd like to donate any garden-related items in new or very good condition, including garden tools and still-packaged supplies, please contact us at (530) 877-3435. Healthy potted plants also are welcome but can be received only on the afternoon of the day before a plant sale, to minimize storage time without water.
From 1992 until June of 2019, the first full Paradise weekend in June featured the Paradise Garden Tour: a wonderful weekend of gentle garden appreciation for both residents and "garden tourists," visitors who came to Paradise specifically for this event. This annual fundraiser was what allowed this 501(c)3 organization to undertake year-round civic beautification projects in Paradise and also to grant scholarships for second-year students in nearby Butte College's Environmental Horticulture Program. (In fact since that scholarship program began in 1998, PGCI has been able to contribute over $56,000 in such scholarships.) In the aftermath of the Camp Fire in November 2018, that weekend has been devoted to the Gardening Strong in Paradise Plant Sale.
PGCI intends to keep an annual Paradise gardening event alive this year while also making available plants, and possibly other items, useful to those who are just twitching to get back into Paradise and (literally) lay down new roots. Watch this page for developments as we move into this fourth year since the fire.
Thank you for looking in on this: as a community within a community, we remain grateful for the kind thoughts and good wishes that have come our way.
(BTW, if you feel like it, we'd be grateful for any financial contribution toward our work to come. See our Garden Shop for how. We're a registered 501(c)3.