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Posted on Apr 21, 2016

FFA plant sale begins next week

Staff report
Things are blooming over at the Quincy High School greenhouse as students there prepare for the annual FFA spring plant sale.
The three-day sale, a longtime tradition at the school, begins next week.
The sale is 3 to 6 p.m. on April 29, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on April 30 and 8 a.m. to noon on May 7. It is in the FFA greenhouse behind the high school.
Since February, students have been busy caring for thousands of plants in the greenhouse, said Liz Graaff, FFA adviser and QHS teacher. Planning started even before that, Graaff added.
Available for purchase will be bedding plants, some vegetables, hanging baskets and hanging basket plants, a variety of perennials and geraniums — lots of geraniums, Graaff said.
People may want to bring a couple of boxes to put their plants in for the trip home, she added.
The annual sale is a fundraiser for the FFA program, with much of the proceeds going to help pay for the school’s annual trip to the Washington FFA Convention.
Thirty-eight students will be competing in this year’s state convention, which is May 12-14 in Pullman. That’s one of the largest groups attending that Graaff can remember.
Graaff thanked the community in advance of the sale for supporting the FFA program and the horiculture students who put it together.
“The (students) look forward to seeing all the community there,” she said.