Community briefs: Gardening class, plant sale; volunteers needed for food packing; Carroll fundraiser; Xpress Talent Search show

Gardening class, rummage/plant sale

Donate your excess garden supplies, seed starts or plants at a Helena Community Gardens fundraiser, rummage/plant sale 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 1, at 6th Ward Community Garden Park.

Extra tools, planters or pots (no commercial plastic pots), seed starter supplies, hoses, drip lines, etc. are welcome, but should be in good condition. Donated plants such as perennial flowers, raspberry starts, seed starts, etc. should be individually potted and labeled.

Drop off gardening items and/or plants at the east side of the 6th Ward Park any time after 10 a.m. May 1 for pricing. All proceeds go to HCG’s efforts to provide accessible garden plots.

Also, learn how to maximize garden space, save time and money, by attending a Square Foot Gardening class at 1 p.m. in same location. Info: 406-438-5819.

Volunteers sought for food box packing

One of the services Rocky’s Senior Nutrition Program offers low-income seniors, is a food box through the Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP).

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