Updated as of Tuesday, 3/24/2020
There is no Plant Sale at the State Fair Grandstand on Mothers Day weekend–Or anywhere else.
We are very sad to share that the Plant Sale Committee and School Committee have decided that we will not hold the Plant Sale in any form this year.
The Plant Sale Committee worked night and day to find some way of adapting the sale in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, aware of the heavy impact this will have on our students and community for whom the sale is such an important event. For the many reasons listed here, the only responsible action is to focus on reducing the most significant financial loss that our school has ever faced, and also mitigating the impact on our valued growers.
Our school was founded on and is sustained by parents, caregivers, dedicated staff and faculty, and community volunteers who give of themselves in time, talent and treasure to keep our school’s mission relevant and accessible. The 2020 Plant Sale was projected to raise $450,000 to provide tuition assistance and support our progressive education programs for all FSMN families. This financial loss is especially significant now, at a time when more families may need financial assistance.
At this unprecedented time, our school is in need of extraordinary financial support. If you are in a position to do so, please consider a special donation at this time, and reach out to your families and networks for support.
The world needs the type of hope, skill, understanding and creativity that our school instills in our future world-changers.
Thank you to our Plant Sale community and everyone who supports our school. We are in this together and together we will get through it.
For more information, visit the Friends School Plant Sale official site for up-to-date information.