From Yarden to garden with Barriere and District Heritage Society

Plants and flea market bargains at North Thompson Museum

Grace Fennell assists a shopper with her plant purchase during the annual Yarden Sale in Barriere.

Grace Fennell assists a shopper with her plant purchase during the annual Yarden Sale in Barriere.

Just in time to plant our gardens, the Barriere and District Heritage Society held their annual Yarden Sale, on Saturday, May 5, next to the North Thompson Museum. The sun was not shining, but that did not deter local gardeners from attending to check out the plants offered for sale, and of course find flea market bargains as well.  Gardeners were able to purchase perennial decorative plants, annual flowering plants, and a myriad of other offerings. No one left disappointed.

Most of the vegetable plants were raised by long time society member, Grace Fennell. Grace said she had been caring for the plants since early spring to donate them to the sale.

Several other members worked diligently on organizing the event and looking after the sale of raffle tickets, manning the table with donations of articles from the Museum, and of course the volunteers who help behind the scenes; all annually contribute to keep this Heritage Society fundraiser successful.

Besides gardening related displays, Silvia Sobel from Little Fort had a variety of her hand crafted jewelry for sale as well;  which caught the interest of women visitors and even that of young girls.

A wheelbarrow  filled with many items for a  gardener was the first prize in a raffle, and the brisk sale of tickets kept Hazel Lord and Joan Purver busy for the duration of the event.

Organizers of the Annual Yarden Sale say it’s thanks to the support of so many the Yarden Sale has been happening now for 20 years; and they hope it will remain  so for years to come.