Everything must go
While finals and end of the year parties are being planned, the Douglas High School agriculture department is planning an end of the year plant sale in which everything must go.
Agricultural teacher and FFA adviser Robin Futch said the department has an overstock of a variety of plants including oon purple and moon rose perennials, Begonia bonfires and flower baskets.
“We’re trying to make room to grow more plants,” she said. “We still have great garden and landscape plants available.”
Futch said a variety of herbs and vegetables including dill, cilantro, lettuce, kale and butternut squash are available for a dollar each.
“Our outdoor gardens are under construction which is forcing us to grow more in the greenhouse,” she said. “We’re trying to make room for new projects.”
One of the new projects will provide fresh fruits and vegetables for the Carson Valley Community Food Closet, said Futch.
“It’s a great community service project we’re trying to get going,” she said. “That is why we are having another sale. We have so much overstock and little room.”
The final sale is an insight to agricultural awareness and the chance to purchase fresh produce and summer plants while helping the Ag department launch new projects, said Futch.
The sale is set for June 5-10, with times at noon-4 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 2:30-4 p.m. Thursday-Friday, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Saturday at Douglas High School in the greenhouse. For more information, contact Futch at 782-5136 ext. 1839.