Environmental education holds annual plant sale

Students may not be able to tell whether winter has really left for good, but spring has sprung in the greenhouse just west of the auxiliary gymnasium.

Environmental education students along with teachers Stacy Robins and Mike Pisani have been preparing for the annual Plant Sale which opens to the public on April 16. The sale will feature a variety of perennials and annuals including hosta, impatiens, begonias, alyssum, brunnera, coreopsis, petunias and many other flowers, either in pots or hanging baskets. Prices run between $2 and $12, but most plants will be priced in the $5 range.

The plant sale will open exclusively to environmental education students and their families from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on April 15. It will be open to the general public on April 16 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. The sale will continue on Wednesdays from 2:45 to 6 p.m., Saturdays 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sundays 11 a.m. to 5 p.m until May 16. The proceeds are used to purchase food and animal care products for use in the environmental education critter lab animals, to fund the purchase of new animals, and to purchase plants and supplies for next year’s plant sale.

“What I like about the plant sale is that students completely run the plant sale, and they do a good job,” Robins said. “People ask about when we will get a new shipment of plants, not realizing students planted all of the plants.”

Commercial arts students freshman Emma Perlmutter and junior Hannah Wooten designed the posters and brochures advertising the sale.

J.D. Allen