New Venue for V.I. Audubon Society’s 15th Annual Plant Sale on March 2nd


This year, the Virgin Islands Audubon Society  (VIAS) will host its 15th Annual Plant sale on Saturday, March 2, but it won’t be found in its usual location.

The plant sale will be hosted in the upper parking lot of The Marketplace from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The sale is anticipated by folks all over the island looking to find a great variety of plants at a fair price.

Once again VIAS will offer a wide variety of plants and trees for sale; most obtained from various members and from local growers and landscapers who generously donate plants for the groups annual fundraiser.

Anyone looking to add palms,  bay trees, desert rose, agaves, ornamentals such as Joseph’s coat, lantana, firecracker, Pride of Barbados, and other garden favorites to their landscape should be sure to stop by the sale. 

This year VIAS is pleased to have a very special plant for sale — Solanum conacarpum. This plant is endangered. The plant, grows shrub-like to 10 feet tall and produces pretty purple flowers the size of a quarter. 

Vegetable plants will also be available including tomatoes, lettuce greens, eggplant, sweet and hot peppers, collards, bok choy, guava and banana root stock and herbs. For those orchid lovers there will be vanilla, phalenopsis, dendrobium, cattleya and vanda orchids.

This event is the major fundraiser for VIAS.  Money raised is used to sponsor programs for school children from St. John and to continue efforts to preserve, restore and enhance the wildlife sanctuary at the Small Pond at Frank Bay, a Virgin Islands designated Wildlife and Marine Sanctuary.

For more information call co-chairs Dave Spoth at (716) 472-6888 or Mary Moroney at (340) 779-8091.