San Diego County Master Gardeners
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San Diego County Master Gardeners

Fundraising made easy at the UC Master Gardener Conference

There is still time to be part of the action!

Featuring breathtaking views of the Long Beach waterfront and additional floor space the 2017 UC Master Gardener Conference MarketPlace is a fun and profitable way for counties to raise funds for their local program needs. 

Participation is easy for everyone 

  • Short application process, no need to provide sales details now!
  • Ample room for your display table and display racks.
  • Table and table cover provided.
  • Secure room eliminates daily setup and takedown.
  • MarketPlace is readily accessible by approx. 1,000 shoppers.
  • UC Master Gardeners are eager to support each other's programs. We love to shop!
  • Shopping is easy; credit cards, cash and checks will be accepted.
  • An on-site private shipping vendor opens the possibility to increased sales. 
  • All UC ANR financial paperwork taken care of by the MarketPlace Committee.
  • No overhead costs.
  • Assistance from UC ANR Program Support Unit guarantees swift transfer of profits.

How to participate

Reserve your table nowMonday, May 15 is the deadline for Program Coordinators, Advisors or Volunteer Leader to submit the short application.

Items for sale

Shoppers especially enjoy the opportunity to purchase items unique to your county and pieces handcrafted by volunteers.  

Popular items at previous conferences include:

  • Jewelry,earrings and lapel pins
  • Aprons – adorned with the UC Master Gardener logo, lace or appliques
  • Garden art, plant markers and gloves
  • Wall art and books

Remember, the holiday shopping season officially starts this Aug. 22-25 in Long Beach. Contact your Program Coordinator, Advisor or Volunteer Leader to become part of the fun.

Questions? Contact:

Judy McClure,
Program Coordinator Sacramento County,
Phone: (916) 875-6719
Email: jmmcclure@ucanr.edu 
(Please include your county name with all correspondence)

Posted on Thursday, May 11, 2017 at 1:20 PM

Comments:

1.
Do you know what the table size will be? Will we have only 1 table? Can we have a floor display next to or in front of our table?

Posted by Marilynne Manfredi on May 15, 2017 at 4:03 PM

2.
Hello Marilynne,  
Wonderful news to have Merced involved with the MarketPlace. Each county will be allocated one 6' table. Floor space is available for two display racks next to the table. When selecting your display racks please consider both tipping and tripping hazards.  
Thanks much. Judy

Reply by Melissa G. Womack on May 16, 2017 at 8:27 AM

3.
Hi Judy hope you are recovering nicely!  
 
has there been a change as far as being able to sell plants?  
 
if plants can not be sold, can they be used for demonstration purposes?  
 
Betty

Posted by Betty Balo on June 21, 2017 at 8:51 AM

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