Columbus FFA Plant Sale Saturday, May 12

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The annual Columbus FFA Plant Sale is set to take place this weekend.

On Saturday, May 12, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., the Columbus High School FFA chapter will be holding the fundraiser in the CHS greenhouse. The greenhouse is located on the back side of the high school building behind the gym on Carr Avenue.

According to FFA Advisor Daniel Miller, the plant sale is not only one of the biggest fundraisers for the Columbus FFA chapter, but it also gives horticulture students an opportunity to test their green thumbs.

During spring semester, the students in the horticulture class have an opportunity to grow the plants to be sold at the sale. In addition to learning how to grow the plants using a variety of methods – using cuttings, plugs, or seeds – the students also learn about sales, marketing, and managing a greenhouse, according to Miller.