Brewster, Bridgeport high schools host annual plant sales

From baskets to begonias

Brewster students Javier and Samantha Rosario inspect some multi-colored petunias.

Bridgeport’s plant selection features more hanging baskets this year.
BREWSTER – Starting this Friday, April 21, and running through Saturday, April 29, Brewster and Bridgeport high schools will be hosting their annual spring plant sales. Brewster High School Ag instructor, Todd Dezellem said his class will hold its first sale of the spring season from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday, April 21, at the school greenhouse.

BREWSTER – Starting this Friday, April 21, and running through Saturday, April 29, Brewster and Bridgeport high schools will be hosting their annual spring plant sales.
Brewster High School Ag instructor, Todd Dezellem said his class will hold its first sale of the spring season from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday, April 21, at the school greenhouse.
“The greenhouse and plant sale is an extension of the classroom where we teach the growth, care, production and marketing of an agriculture product,” said Dezellem. “The students started raising the plants in January.”
Along with hanging baskets and window boxes will be plant selections including bedding varieties, spikes, and vines. Gardeners will find geraniums, petunias, Million Bells, Osteo mums, lobelia, alyssum, Bacopa, portulaca, butterfly plant and more, Dezellem said.
A second sale at the school will run from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., Friday, April 28, and later that same afternoon “we will be taking plants to Pateros for their Arbor Day celebration from 3-5 p.m.,” Dezellem said.
Bridgeport High School’s FFA advisor, Adam Corum, said his group has added more hanging baskets to its April selections.
“We have about 60, 10-inch hanging baskets this year,” Corum said.
Basket selections include a mix of petunia-calibrachoa-verbena for $16 or Thumbergia Suzie for $10.
Individual plant prices range from .75 cents for pepper varieties to $2.50 for geraniums, petunias, and begonias.
The sale will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 29, in the high school campus greenhouse at 1220 Kryger Street.
“This plant sale will help send our members to the 87th Washington FFA Convention to compete in Parliamentary Procedure, Farm and Agribusiness Management, and Spanish Creed,” Corum said.
Funds from the plant sale will also help send members to the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis next fall.
Corum created a Facebook page that features photos, price list for prospective buyers. The online link is: https://www.facebook.com/events/675671249303506/?events/675671249303506/...

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