Northside Fundraiser for Backesto Fountain

On 13th Street, between Empire and Jackson Streets, you will see a charming fountain that needs a lot of TLC. The Backesto fountain will turn 100 years old in 2020! As neighbors, Northside Neighborhood Association, in conjunction with Friends of Watson Park, is putting on a fundraising event May 5, 2019.

We have asked our neighbors to donate plants, and many generous folks have committed to bring over 300 plants of all varieties to be offered for a nominal donation of $2-10 (some larger/rarer plants may be priced higher). We will have succulents, vegetable seedlings, succulents, flowering plants, succulents, ornamental grasses, succulents, groundcovers, and did we mention, succulents?

We hope this will be a fun event that allows everyone to chat with neighbors and get advice from a Master Gardener who will be in attendance.

Check out the photos of the donations already received here: Plant Photos

The sale will be held May 5 from 10-2 at 1020 Jackson St. We hope to see you there!

If you can't be at the sale, but would like to donate to the fountain restoration fund, you can donate via PayPal at this donation link (be sure to scroll down and click on the Backesto Fountain Button) and may be eligible for a tax deduction!

Backesto Fountain Northside Article 2008.pdf