The Fall FloraFest plant sale will be held on Saturday, October 1, 2022 from 9:00 A.M. until we sell out. Come early for the best selection!
Florafest will be at the UGLC Plaza on the UTEP campus. The UGLC plaza is located between the Centennial Museum and the UGLC. The entrance is on University Ave, and the exit and plant loading zone is on Wiggins Way.
Free parking for this event will be available at the Sun Bowl Parking Garage. We recommend parking there while you browse the sale, and then you can leave your plants in the “plant parking” spot while you bring your vehicle to the loading zone in front of the UGLC. Volunteers will be available to help you load your vehicle.
We will have a limited number of wagons available, so strongly encourage shoppers to bring their own wagon or cart if possible.
We will only be accepting credit cards. No cash or personal checks. Plant prices range from $9 for most of the 1-gallon sizes to $25-40 for the 5-gallon sizes. Some larger plants and specialties might be more expensive.
We will be monitoring the public health circumstances as the sale date approaches, and will follow any recommended safety procedures.
Plants for Sale
The plant list for this FloraFest will be available soon! Click here to view what was for sale in prior sales.
If there is something that you are looking for specifically, such as larger trees or shrubs, or are looking to place a larger order, please contact Kevin Floyd (firstname.lastname@example.org) before September 7th.
We always need lots of help from volunteers to make our plant sales successful!
Volunteers receive a 10% discount on plants. We strongly encourage volunteers to come to our pre-sale on Friday September 30th from 3:00-5:00 pm.
There will be a training session that will last about one hour. This is particularly important for new volunteers and those people who will be working as cashiers and line walkers. It is scheduled for Tuesday September 27 at 6 pm at the Centennial Museum.
Volunteers are needed for set up and for the sale itself.
- Thursday, Sept 29th, from 6:30 am until around 11 am to help unload plants from the delivery truck.
- Friday, Sept 30th, from 8 - 11 am and/or from 1 - 4 pm (two shifts) to help with getting everything ready for the sale day.
The morning shift is 8 am - noon for volunteer check-in and cashiers, and 8:30 am - 12:30 pm for the other duties. The afternoon shift is 11:30 am - 3:30 pm for volunteer check-in 11:30 am - 4 pm for cashiers, and noon - 4 pm for the other duties. If you sign up for both a morning and afternoon shift you will be able to take a 30 min lunch break. Please note that we need more volunteers for the morning rush, and that we have caps for the number of volunteers required for the different roles.
Plant seller: Assists customers with selections, help with sales, show people where to go. You do not need to be a plant expert for this role.
Plant holding: Assists customers with labeling their plants, watch over plants until they are retrieved
Line managers: Helps customers find the correct line, checks that their plants have labels
Wagon master and entrance/exit monitor: Assists customers loading their vehicles (not required to lift the plants), returns wagons to the entrance, greets customers, answers basic questions, checks sales receipts
Volunteer check-in: Helps the volunteers sign in, gives out vests, answers volunteer questions
Plant pro: Experience with native plants required! Answers plant selection and care questions.
Cashiers: Uses our point-of-sales system to generate receipts, takes payments (Note that we partner with UTEP student organizations to fill the cashier roles.)
To volunteer, please complete this form by Sunday, Sept 18th. We will contact volunteers with details by Wednesday, Sept 21th.
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