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Goldendale FFA holds plant sale

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GET YOUR PLANTS:

Jakob Hyer, 7th Grade Exploratory Ag student, ready to help with the FFA Plant Sale.

You need plants; we’ve got them! It is time for the annual Goldendale FFA Plant Sale. Students within the Goldendale Agriculture Program have worked hard learning proper propagation techniques in order to produce another year of beautiful flowers and delicious vegetables and fruits.

Students from the GMS Exploratory Agriculture and GHS Plant Biology classes as well as FFA members have put in numerous hours of preparation for the upcoming sale. The sale will be open to the public May 3-8, 2021. 

“I love working in the greenhouse and seeing the plants grow and bloom,” said Cheyenne Baunach, FFA member. Goldendale FFA Members have been putting in the time and effort nurturing the plants with the assistance of Randi Krieg and Melissa Jensen, the Goldendale Agriscience Teachers and FFA Advisors.

Vegetables, such as tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, and various herbs will be available for purchase at the plant sale.

“The students grew the vegetables, herbs, grasses and some flowers from seeds,” said Randi Krieg, Goldendale Agriculture Teacher. “Propagation by seeds has allowed them to learn about the process of germination.”

Proceeds from the plant sale will benefit students’ FFA activities. Most of the students use the money they earn during fundraisers to pay for their registration fees for the State FFA Convention and the National FFA Convention.

“We will have 37 students competing in State this year,” commented Taylor Fahlenkamp, Goldendale FFA Vice President.

Offered at the annual plant sale will be four-inch pots of wave petunias, lobelia, bacopa, millions of bells, verbena, dracaena spikes, potato vine, and bidens for $2; six-cell packs of vegetables, herbs, lobelia, portulaca, petunias, alyssum, and marigolds for $3; six-inch pots of zonal geraniums for $3; six-inch pots of perennials for $6; 12-inch mixed annual hanging baskets; and planters for $20.

The sale will be held in front of the Goldendale Middle School Greenhouse behind the main building of Goldendale Middle School on East Collins Street Monday through Friday, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Due to health and safety, shoppers must schedule an appointment at www.picktime.com/GoldendaleFFAPlantSale. Contact Randi Krieg at randi.krieg@gsd404.org with any questions.