Battle Ground Public Schools is gearing up for plant sales starting this weekend in order to help support several of its educational programs, a release from the district stated last week.
Those looking for annual and perennial bedding and flowering plants, vegetable starts or hanging baskets will have three opportunities over the next two weekends to get what they need, the release stated. Plants are grown by high school students in district greenhouses and their sale helps to fund horticulture and National FFA Organization programs as well as district welding teams.
“Students from Battle Ground High School, Prairie High School, the Center for Agriculture, Science, and Environmental Education (CASEE) and the FFA program grow tens of thousands of plants each year,” the release stated. Apart from the sale, plants grown in those programs are also used in landscaping projects districtwide.
Those looking to buy plants are asked two things by the district: come early for the best selection and bring boxes to carry purchased plants.