Owens Community College Plant Sale Supports Green Industry Future

Plant Sale Ad From OwensIt was a rainy day in my garden making it the perfect day to go shopping!  This was the first plant sale I’ve ever attended at a community college.  It was awesome talking with the head of the landscape and turfgrass management department.  The students spent the quarter learning about what is involved with running a garden center and how to grow the plants for this sale.  The money earned at the sale today goes toward major related events the students will attend if they qualify.

The Plant Sale

parking lot view of the sale

In The Greenhouse 

A healthy collection on houseplants (tropical) annuals, herbs and perennials in the greenhouse.  I took a few photos with my iPhone to share with you all.

Bring A Friend

Bren and Suellen Classmates

It was super fun checking out plants with my old friend from High School.  We recently connected on Facebook.  The photo to the left we snapped at lunch that day.

I was excited to find some healthy-looking African Daisy … this plant is one of my favorites because it grows to be like a shrub almost by mid-summer in my Ohio garden.  The yellow blooms it will have is a butterfly magnet for sure!  This plant hasn’t been available in most of the greenhouses in my area.  I was sharing with my friend Suellen who attended with me how the only place I could find this variety last year was at Aldi Grocery store in my area!

plants in the car

Read more about this event at Owens Community College News: News Release 

I hope you get out in the garden this week… stop by your local garden center and see what is new this season!

Let’s Connect

I would love to hear from you and if there are events going on at your local colleges to help keep the program running strong.  Be sure to comment on my page or reach out to me on my contact page.  Have you attended one of these events at Owens Community College or elsewhere?  Please share your experience in the comments below.

Happy Spring Shopping,

Bren Haas

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