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April 18, 2012
By Cynthia Creek, media assistant
The Northwest Missouri State University Horticulture Club is hosting its fifth annual plant sale from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, April 20, and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 21.
The plant sale is open to the public and is located at the Horticulture Complex on the north end of campus by the Forest Village Apartments complex.
Patrons may choose from an array of plants including, tomatoes, peppers, basil, a mixture of annuals and house plants.
“This has become an annual event for the group, and funds are used to help defray costs of field trips to regional and national competitions,” Rego Jones, instructor in the Department of Agriculture and Horticulture Club advisor. “The group starts these plants from both seed and cuttings, and planning begins nearly a year in advance. This year has been a very unusual year, as everyone knows. All plants, both in the greenhouse as well as in gardens, are a bit confused as to blooming time.”
All proceeds benefit the Horticulture Club, which is open to all Northwest students regardless of their major. The club helps students learn and gain a better understanding of plants, in addition to helping horticulture students apply concepts they learn in their courses through hands-on experience.
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