Jacksonville Zoo hopes to plant funds

May 11, 2013 by  

Spring is in full bloom and a lot of people are now concentrating on getting their gardens ready for summer. With that in mind, the first Garden Festival and Plant Sale is taking place at the Jacksonville Zoo this May. A portion of all money raised will go to Second Harvest.

The event will be taking place annually and helps to raise funds for the zoo. It will feature over 40 vendors selling plants and garden-related items for sale. In addition, there will be plenty of children’s activities, such as crafts, gardening demonstrations from experts, and music from such bands as Grandpa’s Cough Medicine and Grimm White Steed. Food trucks will also be on hand to sell a variety of items, craft beer, and lemonade.

Second Harvest is one of the largest food banks in North Florida, it also helps to educate the public about the problem of hunger in the area. Every dollar donated pays for seven meals. Organizers are likely working with Jacksonville printing companies to advertise the event through the use of flyers and posters.

The Garden Festival and Plant Sale will take place at Jacksonville Zoo on May 18 from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm, although please note that only zoo members are allowed in between 9:00 and 10:00 AM. Tickets are $3 for adult members or $2 for children and $4 for non-members or $3 for children. All tickets give the recipient $1 off the admission to the zoo. For more information, call 904-757-4463.