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Date: April 30, 2018
Contact: Brit Milazzo

Plant Sale Begins May 2, Benefits FFA

The Horticulture and Landscaping program at Central Pennsylvania Institute of Science and Technology is holding its annual Plant Sale to help raise money for the FFA. FFA, formerly called Future Farmers of America, but now just goes by its acronym, is a youth leadership organization that promotes agriculture education.

The FFA team from CPI plans to send a floriculture and landscape team to the state conference June 12-14 at Penn State.

The plant sale will begin May 2 and will last until all are sold. Instructor Joe Luther said more than 1,000 plants were grown and tended to by students since February in the greenhouse.

Plants being sold this year are geraniums and wax begonias for $1.50; coleus, petunias, calibrachoa, peppers, tomatoes and cabbage for $2; and watermelon and cucumbers for $1. Hanging baskets are also being sold for $15 to $20.

The sale is open to the public. If interested, patrons can purchase plants from 8 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. Monday through Friday at CPI’s greenhouse located behind its main facility at 540 N. Harrison Road, Pleasant Gap.

CPI, 540 North Harrison Road, Pleasant Gap, PA 16823 - Telephone: 814-359-2793 1-877-968-7388    (Disclosures)