4.24.15 Issue

by Gabby Blair

Spring is here! Mother’s Day is just around the corner… That means it is again time to dig up the flower beds and till your vegetable gardens! And where else would you shop for your seedlings and starters than at the annual Friedel Jewish Academy’s PTO Plant and Flower Sale, Thursday, May 7 and Friday, May 8 from 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the JCC main entrance. At our successful and highly anticipated sale, you can select high quality organic, locally grown vegetable and herb seedlings, many of which are available in rare, heirloom varieties, fresh from Blooms organic Farm. Choose from tomatoes, peppers, zucchini, broccoli, eggplant, cucumber, melons, lettuce, chard, kale, basil, chives, rosemary, thyme, oregano, marjoram, chamomile, lemongrass, sage, nasturtiums and verbena, just to name a few. You will be dazzled by the beautiful selection of brightly-colored bedding flowers including marigolds, sunpatiens, impatiens, geraniums, coleus, daisies, petunias, begonias, pentas, and vincas all grown and lovingly tended at Omaha’s Estate Landscape Nursery. Why not surprise Mom with one of our amazing hanging flower baskets, sure to brighten up anyone’s mood and porch.

When you support events of the FJA-PTO, such as buying your garden starters at our plant sale or attending the Hanukkah Latke Lunch, 100% of all proceeds directly benefit the students and teachers at the school. Through the generosity of those who attend our events and of the parents who donate their time through volunteering, the PTO is able to hold school- wide holiday celebrations and provide support to teachers in the form of teacher appreciation, meals during conferences, and classroom supply allowances.

Please consider helping support the efforts of a truly amazing group of grassroots volunteers to whom Jewish education for their children is a priority, by getting your garden plants from us on May 7 and 8. If gardening is not your passion, consider planting the seeds of kindness by making a donation to the FJA-PTO as we rely on tzedakah to continue our acts of chesed that support the school. Please remember that all sales are cash or check only, please.