"We are keeping this whole green movement alive here."
Wildflowers, herbs, shrubs, and bees were just some of the signs pointing to a bright summer at the Annual May Gardner's Market on Saturday.
Local residents as well as gardeners and venders from all over Connecticut came together outside the Greenwich Garden Education Center with wheelbarrows, wagons and crates to seek out the latest gardening items.
"I think it is one of the best hobbies anybody can have," said volunteer Nanny Cannon. "It's very healthy for you, you get exercise, you're outside. You get a lot of enjoyment out of your plants and it's an important part of Greenwich."
The Garden Education Center of Greenwich, is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting horticulture, conservation and the arts through educational outreach activities and special events.
"I try to feed my family from my garden all summer and then I can things at the end of the year, so that in the winter we can have tomatoes and peas."
Members say the gardeners market has been an annual event for over 50 years. Proceed's help to support the organization's outreach programs.
"We enjoy gardening and we enjoy finding interesting plants to put around our house," said Dirika Costantino. "So we just wanted to see what they had."
"I try to feed my family from my garden all summer and then I can things at the end of the year, so that in the winter we can have tomatoes, peas, or beans or whatever is left over from the garden."
"We live here, this is our place to be and we should buy our food here. We don't need to buy our food from Chile or distant places that are effecting our climate."