May 5, 2011

Greenhouse sale

The annual Horticulture program fund-raising greenhouse sale is under way today on the Brainerd campus, where Spring Greenhouse Production students in bright green shirts outnumbered customers by 9 a.m. following the 8 a.m. rush of early-bird shoppers. The sale provides funds to purchase additional seeds and supplies for the following year's use in the career education program at CLC. "This spring there is not quite as much variety as some years, but we have some new vegetables and herbs that might be of interest," saidJeff Dirks, instructor. Look for annuals such as impatients, pansies, geraniums, begonias, petunias, and more, as well as foliage plants, herbs such as parsley, basil, and sage, perennials, and vegetables such as tomatoes, and hanging baskets. The sale continues until 4 p.m.